Stephan   "DQ"   De La Rey

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 3 - 3 - 0
  • Submission : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 28
  • Height : 6'0" (1.82 m)
  • Reach : 74,01" (188 cm)
  • Leg Span : 42,32"(107.5cm)
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : Highly technical
    Very strong
    Well rounded
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

EFC 62 Fight Interview: Stephan De La Rey
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
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ALL THE GOLD STAYS ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AT EFC 96!
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EFC 96 SET TO BE AN INTERCONTINENTAL AFFAIR!
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HISTORIC BATTLE ENDS IN DRAW
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YOU CAN BET THERE’LL BE ACTION!
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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Athletes That Rocked 2019
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MEGA BATTLES IN THE CAPITAL CITY
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LESS THAN 10 DAYS TO EFC 83…FINALLY
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GORIMBO & BIYONG MAKE HISTORY
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EFC 82 Weigh-In
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MORE FUEL TO THE FIRE
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‘THE PUNISHER’ ON WEIGHT & READY FOR CUMMINS
EFC 62: Highlights
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EFC 62: Highlights
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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
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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: Stephan De La Rey
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EFC 62 Fight Interview: Stephan De La Rey
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FOUR FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 62
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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EFC 60: Post-Event Press Conference
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LINO WRITES HISTORY
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep7
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep6
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LINO, TROSEE, READY TO WRITE HISTORY
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EFC 60: Weigh-In
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Action Shots

  • EFC – 77 – 16 March 2019
  • EFC – 62 – 19 August 2017
  • EFC – 60 – 10 JUNE 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Demba Seck
    EFC 96
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Zwelibanzi Ngema
    EFC Fight Night 2
    Win
    R1 KO (Strikes)
  • Amisi Kabeya
    EFC 83
    Win
    R3 Verbal Submission
  • Orlando Mashaba
    EFC 82
    Win
    R1 KO (Strikes)
  • Aly Kalambay
    EFC 77
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Trezeguet Kanyinda
    EFC 62
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Warren Richards
    EFC 60
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

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Fighters Biography

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started with a karate class when I was 3 years old and continued with that until I was 12. In this time I represented my country on 5 occasions.

How did you transition to MMA?

I was a bit of a problem child with anger issues. One of my friends started MMA with team CIT when we were 16. His father, one of my parent’s good friends and a decorated Karate athlete, suggested that I start training with his son. My parents were hesitant at firs but over some time I convinced them to allow me to join the club as I was extremely adamant to participate in the sport. It was only when I was 20 years old that I decided to start taking the sport seriously and start competing.

What are your achievements?

I have represented my country in 2016 at the IMMAF All African Open and lost in the final against an athlete from Sweden and won a Silver medal.

How did you get your fight name?

The name actually chose me. 3 of my first 4 Victories came by way of Disqualification. My teammates started calling me DQ de la Rey. At first I hated it as I felt it took away the credit of those victories. In all 3 fights I was dominating the fight and my opponent resorted to an illegal move. Out of desperation I guess. After some time I got used to my team mates referring to me as DQ and now I am proud of my name as it is part of my journey and molded me into the fighter and person I am today.

Added Detail

  • Silver Medalist at the 2016 African Open

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Stephan   De La Rey