Koba "Turbo" Iakobidze
- 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
- From : Georgia
- Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
- Gym : Fight Fit Militia
- Trainer : Richard Quan
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 20%
- Striking : 70%
Mthobisi ButheleziEFC 41WinR1 Submission (Ankle Lock)–
Anicet KanyebaEFC 36WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Francois GroenewaldEFC 17LossR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Alain IlungaEFC 14LossR2 TKO (Punches)–
Gareth BuirskiEFC 12LossR3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Jay Corneliuson–WinR1 TKO (Punches)–
Boyd Allen–LossR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
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.
- 33% win rate
- 7 MMA fights in total
- 5 of his 7 fights have been under EFC