Costa     Ioannou

Lightweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 6 - 1 - 0
  • Submission : 4 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 28
  • Height : 1.87 m
  • Reach :
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths :
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Fight Fit Militia
  • Trainer : Richard Quan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : %
  • Takedowns : %
  • Striking : %

Fighters Media

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MAKE-IT OR BREAK-IT FOR MADGE IN CAPE TOWN
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MADGE VS IOANNOU AMONG THE CLASSICS TO AIR
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‘Herculeez’ VS. ‘The Lion’
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‘MAGIC MAN’ VS ‘NINJA’ IN THE MOTHER CITY
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THE ANSWER FOR THE PROFESSOR
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Mynhardt vs. Madge III
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Mynhardt VS. Madge, Confirmed!
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The Fights We’ve All Been Waiting For
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Allen Ignites Cape Town
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Pure Katz
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Kabesa On The Rampage
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Support Your Boys
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Silence From Madge Camp
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Rightford Guns For Bagattin
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The Animal Bows Out
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Make Or Break At Featherweight
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The Fight Of The Decade
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Mikixi Fans Lead The Supporter Race So Far
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Ioannou Out, J. Costa Refuses To Fight Speechly
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Costa VS Costa Hangs In The Balance
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EFC AFRICA 20: Africa’s Greatest Warriors, Ioannou vs Madge
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EFC AFRICA 20, The Doc’s Report
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“It Was An Honour To Step Into The Hex With You”
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EFC AFRICA 20 Post Press Conference Video Out Now
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Welcome To The Magic Man Era
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Costa Fires Final Warning Shot At EFC AFRICA 20 Weigh-In
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Place Your Bets Live, At The Venue
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3 Days To African MMA’s Greattest Battle
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“I’m Going To Fight You, I’m Going To Hurt You”
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EFC AFRICA 20: Ioannou vs Madge Fight Promo
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It’s One Week To Fight Night!
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Katz Is Back
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“You Can Be As Arrogant As You Want… Costa Is Coming”
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Journey To The Hexagon Premieres Tonight
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Ioannou On FIGHT NOW! TV
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Madge On FIGHT NOW! TV
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“Don Doesn’t Have The Power To Knock Him Out”
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EFC AFRICA 14 Weigh-in Results
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EFC AFRICA 20 : Ioannou irritated at the challenger’s lack of respect
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The Champ Irritated By Lack Of Respect
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“Their Comments Motivate Me”
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EFC AFRICA Hits 20
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Madge Targets The Champion
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MMA Legend VS. Muay Thai Superstar
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Huge Ioannou VS. Madge Feature
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The Long Way Back
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EFC AFRICA Uncut : Costa Ioannou on Don Madge at EFC AFRICA 20
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EFC AFRICA Overload On Fight Now TV
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Team CIT VS. Fight Fit Militia
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‘Iron Lion’ To Test ‘The Gun’
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EFC AFRICA 20, Huge Title Fight Confirmed
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A Champion’s Ring
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EFC AFRICA 16 & 17 DVD’s Out Now
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Kabulu Aiming To Step Way Up
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The Tipping Point
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The Champion Reigns Supreme
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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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EFC Beauties Excited For Fight Night
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Record Breaking Viewership Expected For Upcoming Title Fights
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Costa Ioannou
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2 Weeks To Go To Efc Africa 17
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Stars Give Their Predictions
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Ioannou vs Mynhardt Fight Feature – EFC AFRICA 17
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Star Studded Fight Card Finalised
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‘Dark Horse’ Claims Championship Glory
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Less Than Four Weeks Until “The Epic Fight Night”
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Hawkey And Cleland Prepare “Skill-Filled Treat” For EFC AFRICA 17
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Sierra Leone’s ‘Skinnyman’ Ready For ‘The Punisher’
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Top Bouts Confirmed For EFC AFRICA 17
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Another Epic Title Fight Added To EFC AFRICA 17
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Meet The Champions At Look & Listen This Saturday
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JP Joubert Smashes His Way to the EFC AFRICA Light Heavyweight Title
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Three More Bouts Confirmed For EFC AFRICA 15
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Orpheo Opulence For Jadyson Costa
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Watch EFC AFRICA 14 Online Now
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Ioannou Still Champ after Toughest Battle Yet!
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Lightweight and Featherweight Titles Retained
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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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Ioannou vs Speechly Fight Feature – EFC AFRICA 14
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Live at Nu Metro!
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EFC AFRICA Stars offer Predictions for Main Event Fights at EFC AFRICA 14
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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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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Don Madge
    EFC 20
    R5 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Leon Mynhardt
    EFC 17
    R1 Submission
  • Adam Speechly
    EFC 14
    R5 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Alexander Cheboub
    EFC 11
    R3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Wentzel Nel
    EFC 08
    R1 Submission (Triangle)
  • William Bentley
    EFC 05
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Brendon Katz
    EFC 03
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I train BJJ and all round MMA with Rodney King and Nuno De Gouveia at Crazy Monkey Defense. It involves a lot of sparring, pad work, rolling and mental game training. I also train at Fight Fit Militia with Richard Quan and the FFM fight team. I hit pads, spar, roll, do roadwork, crossfit and a load of other stuff.

When and why did you start training for fighting?

I started in 2004 and jumped head first into MMA. I started for myself and instantly loved it!

What ranks and titles have you held?

GI and No-GI submission champion. Fought some of the best.

Favourite technique:

Ground and pound.

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Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Wentzel Nel
    EFC 08
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Costa   Ioannou