Koba   "Turbo"   Iakobidze

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 3 - 4 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 3 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 27
  • Height : 1.78m
  • Reach :
  • BG Discipline : Boxing
  • Strengths : Excellent movement
    Hard hitter
    Clinical boxing
  • From : Georgia
  • Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Fight Fit Militia
  • Trainer : Richard Quan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 10%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 70%

Fighters Media

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IOKOBIDZE GOES ALL OUT AGAINST BUTHELEZI
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MEDIA DAY TO KICK OFF FIGHT WEEK
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Big Fights To Look Out For Ahead Of Double Title Main Event
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EFC 36 Walkout Songs
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ALLEN CEMENTS HIS LEGACY
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Just Over Two Weeks To EFC 36
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I Must Win
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War’s Coming, MMA Style
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Make Or Break At Featherweight
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Commander Boy Gets His Title Shot
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Gunning For No 1
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Hollywood Enjoys Words Of His Own
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Champions Dominate EFC Africa 17
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Fight Night Has Arrived!
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EFC AFRICA 17 Weigh-In Results
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Nu Metro To Exclusively Broadcast Ten Explosive Bouts
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EFC AFRICA Live Weigh-In At 13:45 CAT On Thursday
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It’s Fight Week!
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1 Week Until Smith VS. Daniel, Ioannou VS. Mynhardt
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2 Weeks To Go To Efc Africa 17
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Groenewald Replaces Kazadi
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Akleker vs. Van Staden Scrapped, Iakobidze To Face Kazadi
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Watch weigh-in on 31 May
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Win big with EFC AFRICA and BetXchange
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EFC AFRICA 14 this Friday!
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Live at Nu Metro!
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Costa’s Final Countdown
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Denzil Wait has Skills to Show
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EFC AFRICA 14 – The Wolf Howls in Anticipation
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Animal Attack Imminent
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Makuebo vs Le Roux
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Can Calvert make a Comeback at EFC AFRICA 14?
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EFC AFRICA Confirms 13th Bout for 1 June
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EFC AFRICA 14 Overloaded with Champs
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Soldierboy Declares war on Middleweight Contenders
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Can Tinkerbell Humble Mr Magnificent?
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The Professor’s Done his Homework for EFC AFRICA 14
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The Trigger Takes aim at EFC AFRICA 14
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EFC AFRICA 14 – 10 Bouts Confirmed so Far!
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EFC AFRICA 13 Fight Card Takes Shape
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EFC AFRICA 12 Shakes The Continent
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It’s Fight Night
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Win Big with EFC AFRICA and BetXchange
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EFC AFRICA 12 Weigh-In Results
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Less than Two Weeks to EFC AFRICA 12
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New Blood at EFC AFRICA 12
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Iakobidze vs Buirski at EFC AFRICA 12

Action Shots

  • EFC – 41 – 11 Jul 2015
  • EFC – 41 – 11 Jul 2015

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Mthobisi Buthelezi
    EFC 41
    Win
    R1 Submission (Ankle Lock)
  • Anicet Kanyeba
    EFC 36
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Francois Groenewald
    EFC 17
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Alain Ilunga
    EFC 14
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Gareth Buirski
    EFC 12
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Jay Corneliuson
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Boyd Allen
    Loss
    R1 Submission  (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I train 5 times per week, full ground and stand-up training.

When and why did you start MMA?

I started MMA around 2009, three years after I came to SA from Georgia. I wanted to box professionally in South Africa but I was disappointed with the standard. I walked into an MMA gym, Team CIT in Pretoria, and enjoyed MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held?

I was 5x Georgian boxing champion. I had 92 fights and only lost 2 when I was 7 years old.

What do you enjoy about MMA?

Everything. I’m not a ground fighter, but since I’ve been training with Attila Barna I’ve grown to enjoy grappling. At first I hated being taken down, but now I’m more interested in the entire sport. I also enjoy training with top fighters like Leon Mynhardt, who has taught me a lot about stand-up, and Michiel Opperman and Adam Speechly, who have taught me a lot on the ground. Team CIT has a great bunch of guys to spar with.

JOB

Entrepreneur

Added Detail

  • 33% win rate
  • 7 MMA fights in total
  • 5 of his 7 fights have been under EFC

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Anicet Kanyeba
    EFC 36
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Koba   Iakobidze