- 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
Physical and fit
Notable rebound victory record
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
- Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
- Trainer : Morne Visser
- Submission : 30%
- Takedowns : 40%
- Striking : 30%
Phillipe RouchEFC 66LossR3 Decision (Split)–
Callum EllenorEFC 62WinR3 Decision (Split)–
Baldwin MdlaloseEFC 56WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Magno AlvesEFC 51WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Cedric DoyleEFC 46LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Peter NyideEFC 29WinR1 TKO–
Wesley HawkeyEFC 27LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Brendon KatzEFC 24LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Francois GroenewaldEFC 21WinR1 KO–
Abdul HassanEFC 18LossR3 Decision (Majority)–
Markus TaljaardEFC 16WinR2 KO–
Terrence GriesselEFC 14LossR3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Koba IakobidzeEFC 12WinR3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Boney BukakaWar in SecundaWinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
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.
- Brother to EFC athletes David and Matthew Buirsk
- Pro since 2012
- Won KO of the night against Markus Taljaard