Igeu "Smiley" Kabesa
- Submission : 2 Wins - 2 Losses
- TKO/KO : 5 Wins - 0 Losses
- Decision : 5 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 24
- Height : 5'9" (1.75m)
- Reach : 74,49" (185cm)
- Leg Span : 41,34" (106cm)
- Stance : Orthodox
- BG Discipline : Wrestling
World class wrestling pedigree
Highly skilled all rounder
Able to construct finishes
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Alberton, Johannesburg
- Gym : The Tribe
- Trainer : Walter Wendt
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 30%
- Striking : 50%
Pro Fight History
Reinaldo EksonEFC 86R1 Submission (arm triangle)
Karlo CaputEFC 79R1 KO (Punches)
Calum MurrieEFC 74R5 Decision (Unanimous)–
Paulo SilvaEFC 67WinR2 TKO (Punches)–
Pierre BothaEFC 62R1 TKO (Punches)–
Daniel HenryEFC 57R1 Submission (Anaconda Choke)–
Hanru BothaEFC 56R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Daniel HenryEFC 47R5 Unanimous Decision–
Peter QueallyEFC 40WinR3 Split Decision–
Saxon DelafieldEFC 38WinR1 TKO–
Barend NienaberEFC 36WinR3 Unanimous Decision–
Regis MuyamboEFC 30WinR2 TKO–
Johan van StadenEFC 26WinR1 Submission (Armbar)–
Chad HepburnEFC 25WinR3 Unanimous Decision–
Exhibition Fight History
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I wrestled since I was 8 years old and just wanted to step it up.
How and why did you transition to MMA?
I just started loving it when I watched it on T.V and I knew I would be great at it.
What ranks & titles have you held?
13X SA wrestling Champion
AFL Featherweight Champion
How did you get your fight name?
I got it from wrestling, I was 9 years old and always smiling because I loved competing.
I don’t really have one, I fight to win and not show off.
Who is your hero, and why?
It was The Hulk, but now I don’t have one.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I like my music and basketball and just love training.
What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?
Well it was amazing at first, but now it’s normal. It is great to know I am one of the best in Africa.
- Was orphaned and became SA wrestling Champion
- Undefeated as an amateur
- Debuted against EFC veteran Chad Hepburn and won ‘Fight of the Night’ Bonus
- He was the AFL (Amateur Fight Legue) Champion and a 10x Wrestling Nationals Champion