Themba   "The Answer"   Gorimbo

Lightweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 6 - 2 - 0
  • Submission : 5 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 26
  • Height : 1.83
  • Reach : 194 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : High level Submission game
    Conditioned and fit
    Incredible Durable
  • From : Zimbabwe
  • Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Trainer : Richard Quan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
Countdown to EFC 63: Mazany vs Gorimbo
EFC 63 Fight Interview: Themba Gorimbo
EFC 63: Cape Town - Promo
JOURNALISM AWARD FOR ENCA’S SERIES ON GORIMBO
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
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EFC 76 Weigh-In
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
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DA ROCHA PREDICTS SECOND EARLY FINISH
EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 8
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 8
EFC 63: Weigh-In
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EFC 63: Weigh-In
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INTENSITY PUSHED TO THE MAX
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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THEMBA GONNA MURK YOU!
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CAPE TOWN FAVOURS THE AMERICAS
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FIGHT WEEK FAN EVENT CONFIRMED
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 3
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 3
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 2
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 2
Countdown to EFC 63: Mazany vs Gorimbo
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Countdown to EFC 63: Mazany vs Gorimbo
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 1
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 1
EFC 63 Fight Interview: Themba Gorimbo
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EFC 63 Fight Interview: Themba Gorimbo
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HERE COMES ‘THE PAIN TRAIN’ ON SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
EFC 63: Cape Town - Promo
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EFC 63: Cape Town – Promo
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CONTENDERS RISING
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ZULU TO DEFEND AGAINST CHIPFUMBU
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USA’S DAVE MAZANY FOR ZIMBABWE’S THEMBA GORIMBO IN CAPE TOWN
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GORIMBO IS BACK
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GORIMBO VS KARAM OFF
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TICKETS TO KABESA VS ALLEN ARE OPEN
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GORIMBO LOOKING TO STOP KARAM
JOURNALISM AWARD FOR ENCA’S SERIES ON GORIMBO
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JOURNALISM AWARD FOR ENCA’S SERIES ON GORIMBO
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
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BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
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ADAMANT HE’S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
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UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
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MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
2 DAYS TO GO! - EFC 49
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2 DAYS TO GO!
KILLER QUOTES - EFC 49
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KILLER QUOTES
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 49
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
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ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
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FOREIGN INVASION COMPLETE AT EFC44
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TRIPLE THREAT AT EFC 44
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HOPE TO GLORY
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Cyrus Fees and Dirk Steenekamp breakdown: Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo
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BETXCHANGE PUTS GORIMBO EQUAL WITH MYNHARDT
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LAST MINUTE FIGHT CHANGES
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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MEDIA MADNESS STARTS TOMORROW
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“PUNCH THAT GINGER’S HEAD RIGHT OFF”
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HENRY CONFIDENT HE WILL BEAT THE ODDS
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EFC 44 Countdown: Van Zyl vs. Asker, Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo, Allen vs. Henry
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EFC 44 MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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CUTENDANA VS. MARIN POSTPONED
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ELIASOV DONATES FULL PURSE TO PETS JHB
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THE UNTHREATENED ‘IRON LION’
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MICOL DI SEGNI – SHOTS, SUBMISSIONS AND A KNOCK-OUT
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NOT WORRIED WHAT HE WILL DO
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BLACK EYE ADVICE FROM DI SEGNI
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ITALY’S MICOL DI SEGNI SIGNS TO FIGHT DANELLA ELIASOV
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EFC 44: Mynhardt & Gorimbo one-on-one with the Media
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ANGOLA’S CUTENDANA TO TAKE ON ROMANIA’S BEST
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THREE MORE EXCITING FIGHTS AWAIT EFC 44
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EFC 44: Van Zyl vs. Asker, Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo, Allen vs. Henry
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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3 TITLE FIGHTS SET FOR CARNIVAL CITY
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THE DOCTOR’S OPINION
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GORIMBO HUNTS THE ‘IRON LION’
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MUYAMBO CAN WIN IT ON THE GROUND SAYS ‘THE ANSWER’
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EFC 37 DELIVERS THE GOODS
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LADIES TAKE CENTRE STAGE
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BETXCHANGE – MYNHARDT & SPEECHLY TO WIN
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ALL EYES ON THE ULTIMATE RIVALRY AND DREADED CURSE
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‘THE ANSWER’S’ DREAM
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TICKETS NOW OPEN FOR A GUARANTEED SATURDAY SELL-OUT
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Efc 37 Fight Card Is Erupting
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THE ANSWER FOR THE PROFESSOR
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Shift In Weight
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Fangzz Scores Stunning Victory
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The Trilogy Ends Here
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Dubutants Impress At EFC AFRICA 22

Action Shots

  • EFC – 63 – 09 September 2017
  • EFC – 49 – 13 May 2016
  • EFC – 44 – 13 May 2016
  • EFC – 37 – 21 February 2015
  • EFC – 27 – 27 February 2014
  • EFC – 26 – 12 December 2013
  • EFC – 22 – 15 August 2013

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Dave Mazany
    EFC 63
    Loss
    R2 KO (Punch)
  • Joe Cummins
    EFC 49
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Leon Mynhardt
    EFC 44
    Loss
    R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Alex Cheboub
    EFC 37
    Win
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Chaz Wasserman
    EFC 27
    Win
    R2 Submission (Barbo Choke)
  • Chimmy van Winkel
    EFC 26
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Juan Lubbe
    EFC 22
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Sydney Mokgolo
    Win
    R2 Submission (Triangle Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

Preparation will depend on my upcoming opponent and will usually be an eight week camp. But I am always training.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I watched the movie ‘Never Back Down’ and that inspired me. I thought I could do this.

What ranks and titles have you held?

I’m a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and soon to be the EFC lightweight champion

Favoured technique?

Submissiosn because you have to be very technical to sink them in.

Tell us about your most memorable fight?

My very first professional fight which I won with a dislocated shoulder. It made me believe in the power of never giving up.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I love singing, reading, dancing and making jokes when I’m not in fight camp.

Added Detail

  • Grew up in Zimbabwe smuggling diamonds to make "ends meets"
  • Moved to South Africa in search of a better life
  • Has formed a close bond with bantamweight champion Demarte Pena

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Joe Cummins
    EFC 49
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Themba   Gorimbo