Tyson     Chelin

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 4 - 6 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Decision : 2 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Age : 25
  • Height : 1.76 m
  • Reach : 172 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Kickboxing
  • Strengths : Timing in his striking
    Veteran in MMA
    Naturally gifted
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Durban Central, Durban
  • Gym : Gorgeous Boyz Hardcore (GBH)
  • Trainer : Rhyne Hassan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 15%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 65%

Fighters Media

EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
EFC 64 Fight Week with Tyson Chelin
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY'S FIGHT
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
'MAGIC MAN' TO FACE DURBAN’S DANGEROUS TYSON
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CUCCINIELLO STUNS HAWKEY
EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
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EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
EFC 64 Weigh-In
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EFC 64 Weigh-In
EFC 64 Fight Week with Tyson Chelin
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EFC 64 Fight Week with Tyson Chelin
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FIGHT WEEK FAN EVENT
EFC 64 Engaged: Ep 1
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EFC 64 Engaged: Ep 1
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BIG MONEY TO BE MADE ON EFC DURBAN
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THE COUNTDOWN TO EFC DURBAN HAS BEGUN!
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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: CHELIN VS SIMBOWE
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THIS SATURDAY ON SABC 3
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
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UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
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SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
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CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY'S FIGHT
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CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY’S FIGHT
IT'S FIGHT WEEK 48
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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Countdown to EFC 48: Madge vs. Chelin
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
'MAGIC MAN' TO FACE DURBAN’S DANGEROUS TYSON
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‘MAGIC MAN’ TO FACE DURBAN’S DANGEROUS TYSON
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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READY TO FLY
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‘MAD DOG’ THE UNDERDOG & ZULU THE FAVOURITE
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EFC 43 Media Day: Tyson Chelin
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EFC DURBAN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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HOME TOWN HOPEFULS
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DOUBLE YOUR MONEY AND MORE ON THE THREE MAIN BOUTS
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FIGHT WEEK IS HERE
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DURBAN TAKES ON THE WORLD
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THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF HANRU BOTHA
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CHELIN: “BOTHA IS PREDICTABLE”
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EFC 38 CARD SHAKE UP
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COMPOSURE VS POWER
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“IF YOU’RE FEELING COCKY, IT’S BECAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW”
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Hometown Glory
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Durban Ready To Rock!
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Chasing The Triple
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African MMA Is Coming Home
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Tickets On Sale, Noon Today!
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Safety First
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Pena Aiming For Greatness
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Chelin Ready For The ‘King’
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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

Action Shots

  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016
  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Robert Simbowe
    EFC 64
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Regis Muyambo
    EFC 55
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Don Madge
    EFC 48
    Loss
    R1 TKO(Body Kicks)
  • Tumisang Madiba
    EFC 43
    Loss
    R1 Submission (RNC)
  • Hanru Botha
    EFC 38
    Loss
    R3 Decision(Unanimous)
  • Matthew Buirski
    EFC 33
    Win
    R3 Decision(Split)
  • Leo Gloss
    EFC 31
    Win
    R1 Submission (Ankle Lock)
  • Mbulelo Swekile
    EFC 29
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Donald Nzirawa
    Loss
    R3 TKO(Punches)
  • Wesley Hawkey
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Kickboxing

Fight preparation?

6 days a week, normally between 1 – 2 hours per session. Every training session differs and is a combination of stand up and groundwork.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started doing kickboxing when I was 13 years old. Myself and a few of my friends at the time thought it would be fun. There is no other specific reason why I started.

How did you transition into MMA?

My elder brother took me to watch a ‘No rules’ fighting tournament here in Durban. He was training with Rhyne Hassan (Gorgeous Boyz Hardcore) at the time and I told him I wanted to do no rules fighting. He then introduced me to Rhyne Hassan when I was 15 years old. Rhyne agreed to train me in mama and I haven’t looked back since then. Rhyne is my current coach and has taught me everything I know today.

Favoured technique?

I don’t have a particular technique that I favour. However I do enjoy Ground and Pound.

Added Detail

  • Pro Since 2010

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Tyson   Chelin