Faeez "Troublemaker" Jacobs
- Submission : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 5 Wins - 1 Losses
- Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 23
- Height : 5'9" (1.76 m)
- Reach : 71,26" (181 cm)
- Leg Span :
- Stance : Orthodox
- BG Discipline : Kickboxing
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Kenilworth, Cape Town
- Gym : FighterzInc MMA & Welness Academy
- Trainer : Fidaah Edries
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 10%
- Striking : 80%
Pro Fight History
Nkazimulo ZuluEFC 81R5 Decision–
Billy OosthuizenEFC 79WinR1 TKO (Knees)
TC KhusuEFC 75WinR1 TKO (Punches)–
Tumisang MadibaEFC 72WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Callum EllenorEFC 68LossR1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Oumpie SebekoEFC 65WinR2 TKO (Punches)–
Nerik SimoesEFC 63LossR3 TKO (Punches)–
Kevin PhekoEFC 61WinR1 TKO (Ref Stoppage)–
Jessie FlemingEFC 58WinR1 TKO (Punches)–
Exhibition Fight History
What do you do for fight preparation?
I train many martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling and then I train strength and conditioning.
How did you get your fight name?
“Troublemaker” was given to me by my high school principal. I was in his office a lot and was even expelled from school. “Troublemaker” was everything that made me bad and I wanted to turn it around to mean something more positive. “Troublemaker” is to believe that you are worthy, the world is for me and not against me. To defy reality and make dreams come true. “Troublemaker” means to not conform and be so uniquely myself that I have to succeed.
When and why did you start MMA training?
I started in 2011 after getting into a backyard brawl. I loved it. I knew then, how much I loved the competition. Shortly after I watched the UFC, I decided at the age of 16, that I would be a professional MMA fighter.
How did you transition into MMA?
I started out boxing and then moved to kickboxing. My goal was always MMA but I wanted to be able to knock people out so I competed in kickboxing. I was a 3 belt champion, 2 pro titles and 1 amateur title. I moved to MMA and I haven’t looked back since.
- Was an Uber driver before making his EFC debut