Brendon     Katz

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 8 - 6 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 2 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Age : 32
  • Height : 1.66 m
  • Reach : 165 cm
  • BG Discipline : Boxing
  • Strengths : Aggressive forward fighter
    Complete mixed martial artist
    Notoriously tough, thrives on pain
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Rivonia, Johannesburg
  • Gym : SMA Centre, Katz MMA, Durandt’s Boxing & Monkey Jits
  • Trainer : Shuaimeng Liu
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 15%
  • Takedowns : 15%
  • Striking : 70%

Fighters Media

BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
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DURBAN LEGEND FACES UNDEFEATED WARRIOR
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What You Reckon?
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
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BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
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ADAMANT HE’S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
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UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
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MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
KILLER QUOTES - EFC 49
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KILLER QUOTES
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 49
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
4 DAYS TO GO
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4 DAYS TO GO
KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
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KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
EFC 47 - Weigh-in at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 04, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
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PRIDE AT STAKE
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
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MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
IT'S FIGHT WEEK
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
HEAVY HITTERS COLLIDE
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HEAVY HITTERS COLLIDE
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ACTION PACKED FIGHT EXPECTED
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‘Fotn’ Bonuses Doubled & More Bonuses Awarded For Exceptional Performances
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EFC WORLDWIDE 40 Gallery
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EFC 40 DELIVERS THE GOODS
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BEDLAM BECKONS AT EFC 40
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Du Plessis, Potts And Groth Ahead As Favourites
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EFC 40 COUNTDOWN PREMIERS TONIGHT
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MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS ON EFC DURBAN MAIN EVENT
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‘Herculeez’ VS. ‘The Lion’
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Hawkey Doing It For The 031’s
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Double Your Money On Du Plessis!
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The Game Plan King
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Pena Aiming For Greatness
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The Fights We’ve All Been Waiting For
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‘No Tap’ Unfazed By Katz
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Young Gun VS. Veteran Headline Ster-Kinekor Bouts
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All Eyes On Nienaber
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‘Herculeez’ Tames The ‘Lion’
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Katz, Smith The Biggest Picks
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“It’s Showtime!”
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Dead Even At BetXchange.com
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“Nienaber Will Beat Katz”
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Pure Katz
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“Brendon’s Scared”
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“I Hope He Taps”
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‘BB Gun’ Working With Potts

Action Shots

  • EFC – 49 – 13 May 2016
  • EFC – 49 – 13 May 2016

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Wesley Hawkey
    EFC 49
    Loss
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Sizwe Mnikathi
    EFC 47
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Wade Groth
    EFC 40
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Wesley Hawkey
    EFC 33
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Nelson Feiteira
    EFC 31
    Win
    R1 TKO
  • Barend Nienaber
    EFC 29
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Gareth Buirski
    EFC 24
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Danny Lawson
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Majority)
  • Huseyin Garabet
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Omar Santiago
    Win
    R2 TKO
  • Mark Jones
    EFC 04
    Win
    R3 KO
  • Costa Ioannou
    EFC 03
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Paul de Vos
    Win
    R2 TKO
    [col-[/col]
  • Michael Parkinson
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
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Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?
Boxing

When & why did you start martial arts training?
I’ve been involved with martial arts for my whole life.

How and why did you transition to MMA?
I was drawn to the violence of it initially, the brutal honesty of combat and the contest of will and determination. As the game developed over the years the importance of skill increased to the point where a man with superior technique & skill could overcome an opponent without a challenge of willpower. So I set about developing my skills and I forgot what brought me to mixed martial arts in the first place. I’m back now with a whole new array and a hunger for honest violence, and I’m coming to wipe out some divisions.

One of my close friends is fond of telling me that fighting is such an honest profession. The guy across you is trying to beat you, and you are trying to beat him. Everybody knows that. On the other hand, outside of fighting, we live in a world where it is okay to run your mouth about a person behind his back, to pretend to be an ally when planning treachery, where confrontation is avoided at all costs and physical confrontation is considered barbaric. It’s a dishonest, two-faced, cowardly world. Sport competition brings the honesty back, and fighting is the most fundamental version of that.

What ranks & titles have you held?
BJJ Purple Belt
XFC Africa Lightweight Champion

What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?
EFC is a worldwide organisation and fighting has a bad reputation. Fighting for the EFC gives me an opportunity to show people that fighting is not about anger, in the same way that eating is not about greed and sleep is not about slothfulness. I love to fight, it’s in my blood, and the EFC lines up quality opponents for me, and then pays me for it. Fantastic.

 

Added Detail

• Pro Since 2009
• Fought 3 Bouts Outside of EFC Against Internationals
• Knockout Highlight Reel Finishes

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Brendon   Katz