Gareth     Buirski

Bantamweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 8 - 6 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 3 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 3 Wins - 5 Losses
  • Age : 31
  • Height : 1.71 m
  • Reach : 174 cm
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : Physical and fit
    KO power
    Notable rebound victory record
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 30%
  • Takedowns : 40%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
EFC 62 Fight Interview: Gareth Buirski
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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PENA / VAN ZYL UNDISPUTED AT EFC 66
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PENA, VAN ZYL & LESAR FAVOURITES
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HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ADDED TO EFC 66
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RACE TO THE TITLE
EFC 62: Highlights
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EFC 62: Highlights
EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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DOUBLE GOLD FOR DU PLESSIS
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“DRICUS IS ALREADY DANCING”
EFC 62: Weigh-in
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EFC 62: Weigh-in
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT
EFC 62: Press Conference
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EFC 62: Press Conference
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC 62 Fight Interview: Gareth Buirski
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EFC 62 Fight Interview: Gareth Buirski
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ENTER ENGLAND’S CAL ELLENOR
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
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EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu – Promo
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MADIBA TESTS POSITIVE FOR CANNABINOIDS
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MADIBA & BUIRSKI TO SET THE SUPERBOWL ALIGHT
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EXCITING PAST ACTION FROM DU PLESSIS, HULME, G. BUIRSKI & MNIKATHI THIS SATURDAY
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What You Reckon?
WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
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WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
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TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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EFC 56 Media Day: Gareth Buirski
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
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EFC 56 – EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
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‘PAIN TRAIN’ TAKES GOLD
SUPABETS OPENS BETTING - EFC 51
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SUPABETS OPENS BETTING
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 51
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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EFC 51: The Strongest Small Guy
FIGHT CARD UPDATES - EFC 51
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FIGHT CARD UPDATES
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EFC 46 CIT Open Workout Highlights
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OPEN WORKOUTS THIS SATURDAY AT CIT, PRETORIA
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GOING TO MAKE HIS SOUL QUIT AND HIS SPIRIT GIVE UP
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GARETH BUIRSKI RETURNS AT BANTAMWEIGHT
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CAPE TOWN’S EXCITING OPENING BOUTS
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DROTSCHIE PROMISES AN EARLY FINISH
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‘CHEF’ IN THEIR SIGHTS
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SOUTHPAW MOVIE PREMIERE HITS THE NERVE
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THE ULTIMATE REMATCH TAKES CENTRE STAGE
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‘MAD DOG’ SET TO CLASH WITH FRANCE’S ISABELLA PARE
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MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS ON EFC DURBAN MAIN EVENT
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‘Herculeez’ VS. ‘The Lion’
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BREAKING THE CURSE
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Never Rest
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Searching For Retribution
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Hometown Glory
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Durban Ready To Rock!
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‘Hollywood’ To Take On The ‘Tiger’
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Buirski looking for revenge
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Hawkey Doing It For The 031’s
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History In The Making
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Madge VS. Allen, Perfect Matchup Tonight!
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Botha To Battle W. Hawkey
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‘Herculeez’ Tames The ‘Lion’
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“It’s Showtime!”
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Soldierboy vs. Du Plessis to headline EFC AFRICA 33
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Pure Katz
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A Taste For The ‘W’
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Soldierboy Back On Top
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Pitbull The Betting Favourite, Just
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Katz Asks For War
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It’s Fight Week
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“Rock-A-Bye-Buirski”
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Pitbull, Soldierboy Headline Huge Card
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Two Worlds Collide
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Make Or Break At Featherweight
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Tickets For EFC AFRICA 24 On Sale Now
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A Battle For The Ages
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Pena Delivers His Promise
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Mikixi Fans Lead The Supporter Race So Far
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Bout By Bout & Blow By Blow
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Bitter Twitter War To Culminate At EFC AFRICA 21
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Four Massive Prelim Fights Confirmed For EFC AFRICA 21
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EFC AFRICA Overload On Fight Now TV
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“My Focus Is On Anicet”
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DRC Champion Boxer To Make EFC AFRICA Debut
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Taljaard To Face Nyide At EFC AFRICA 19
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Boyd Allen To Take On Gareth Buirski
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It’s Fight Night!
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EFC AFRICA 18 Weigh-In Results
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“If My ‘Lucky’ Hand Finds His Chin He’s Going To Sleep”
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Hollywood Enjoys Words Of His Own
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Heavyweight Weigh-In Today
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Nu Metro To Exclusively Broadcast Ten Explosive Bouts
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1 Week To Go Until Heavyweight Championship
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Buirski Brothers Go To Battle
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Champs And Rivals Give Their Prediction
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Thrilling Bouts Precede Heavyweight Title Showdown
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Buirski’s, Hassan & Rightford Now On Main Card
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Hassan Vs. Buirski Set To Light Up The Division
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Top Bouts Confirmed For Efc Africa 18
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Add Digits To Your Bank Account With EFC AFRICA And BetXchange
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EFC AFRICA 16 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN PHOTOS
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
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EFC AFRICA 16 POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN AT 14:00 CAT THURSDAY
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NU METRO TO EXCLUSIVELY BROADCAST TEN EXCITING BOUTS
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Win With EFC Africa 16 And BetXchange

Action Shots

  • EFC – 56 – 09 December 2016
  • EFC – 56 – 09 December 2016

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Phillipe Rouch
    EFC 66
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Callum Ellenor
    EFC 62
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
    EFC 56
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Magno Alves
    EFC 51
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Cedric Doyle
    EFC 46
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Peter Nyide
    EFC 29
    Win
    R1 TKO
  • Wesley Hawkey
    EFC 27
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Brendon Katz
    EFC 24
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Francois Groenewald
    EFC 21
    Win
    R1 KO
  • Abdul Hassan
    EFC 18
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Majority)
  • Markus Taljaard
    EFC 16
    Win
    R2 KO
  • Terrence Griessel
    EFC 14
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Koba Iakobidze
    EFC 12
    Win
    R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Boney Bukaka
    War in Secunda
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Muay Thai

Fight preparation?

6 days a week, all-round MMA for 3 hours a day.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started at the end of 2009. I’d always been sporty and my two brothers were into Muaythai. I didn’t particularly enjoy the standing and striking on its own, then when they started MMA I found I was well suited to it.

Tell us about your most memorable fight?

I went 9-1 as an amateur, which is an achievement I’m proud of. I also beat Dino Bertolis, who was supposed to be the next big thing! On paper, everyone had him winning easily, but it turned out to be a tough, controversial match. He caught me in a triangle choke in round three and says I tapped, but the video looks like me winning by ground and pound TKO.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I work in construction and chill with friends and my girlfriend. I worked out that when I’m not working or training, I only have 20 hours a week to myself, so I try to make the most of those hours.

What do you enjoy about MMA?

I enjoy the physicality, hard training, fighting and personal tests involved. It’s great to improve and constantly learn.

Added Detail

  • Brother to EFC athletes David and Matthew Buirsk
  • Pro since 2012
  • Won KO of the night against Markus Taljaard

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Gareth   Buirski