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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Action Shots

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

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)

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