JP     Buys

Bantamweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 5 - 2 -0
  • Submission : 4 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 21
  • Height : 1.68 m
  • Reach : 168 cm
  • BG Discipline : Wrestling
  • Strengths : High level wrestling
    Groomed in amateur MMA
    Physical and strong
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Fight Fit Militia (FFM)
  • Trainer : Richard Quan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 10%
  • Takedowns : 60%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

JP Buys to face France’s Phillipe Rouch for vacant bantamweight championship
VAN ZYL, BUYS, MOYO AND MORE TEST CLEAN
ONE HERO RETURNS. ONE HERO IS BORN.
MOYO AND BUYS SUPABETS UNDERDOGS
FIREWORKS EXPECTED IN SUN CITY
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
BANTAMWEIGHT HASSAN CHALLENGED BY FLYWEIGHT BUYS
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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EFC 69 Highlights
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EFC 69 Post Event Press Conference
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BUYS SMASHES ‘LE TERRIBLE’ FOR TITLE
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EFC 69: Buys vs Rouch – Rivalry To End
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EFC 69 Weigh-In Highlights
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EFC 69 Weigh-In
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“I WILL END HIS CAREER” PROMISES ‘LE TERRIBLE’
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EFC 69 Engaged Episode 3
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JP BUYS VERSUS EVERYONE AT EFC 69
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EFC 69 Press Conference
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EFC 69 Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 69 Engaged: Episode 2
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BUYS HITS FRANCE’S ROUCH WITH A BAGUETTE – FIGHT WEEK HAS BEGUN!
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EFC 69: Buys hits France’s Rouch with baguette at Open Workout
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EFC 69 Engaged: Episode 1
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FIGHT WEEK FEVER
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MAIN CARD PRESS CONFERENCE CONFIRMED
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Countdown to EFC 69 Buys vs Rouch
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ULTIMATE OPEN WORKOUT @ EFC GYM SANDTON THIS SATURDAY
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10 DAYS TO EFC 69
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EFC 69 Countdown Extended Preview
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EFC 69: The Unrivalled JP Buys
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EFC 69 Buys vs Rouch, Zulu vs Cutendana
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IT’S ON!
JP Buys to face France’s Phillipe Rouch for vacant bantamweight championship
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BREAK IN COMPETITION FOR PENA SEES HIM RELINQUISH TITLE
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6th EFC CHAMPION TO ENTER UFC OCTAGON
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ZULU TO DEFEND AGAINST CHIPFUMBU
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EFC 58 Engaged: Episode 05
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BUYS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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MADGE VS IOANNOU AMONG THE CLASSICS TO AIR
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HIT BY CAR POSTPONES FIGHT
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TICKETS TO KABESA VS ALLEN ARE OPEN
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GORIMBO LOOKING TO STOP KARAM
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EFC 57: Kabesa vs Allen, Zulu vs Buys – Promo
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THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE
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SABC STRIKES HISTORIC DEAL WITH EFC
VAN ZYL, BUYS, MOYO AND MORE TEST CLEAN
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VAN ZYL, BUYS, MOYO AND MORE TEST CLEAN
2017 HERE WE COME!
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2017 HERE WE COME!
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EFC 54: Post-Event Press Conference
ONE HERO RETURNS. ONE HERO IS BORN.
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ONE HERO RETURNS. ONE HERO IS BORN.
MOYO AND BUYS SUPABETS UNDERDOGS
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MOYO AND BUYS SUPABETS UNDERDOGS
FIREWORKS EXPECTED IN SUN CITY
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FIREWORKS EXPECTED IN SUN CITY
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EFC 54: Weigh In
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EFC 54: Amanda Lino Media Interview
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EFC 54: Mike Vermeulen
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EFC 54: Wessel Mostert
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EFC 54: Warren King
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EFC 54: Wade Henderson
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Countdown to EFC 54: Buys vs Mdlalose
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 54
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
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Free Fight: Baldwin Mdlalose vs JP Buys
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EFC 54: Van Zyl vs Moyo, Power vs Lino, Buys vs Mdlalose Promo
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EFC 54: Van Heerden vs Moyo, Power vs Lino, Buys vs Mdlalose – Promo
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
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BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
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ADAMANT HE’S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
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UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
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MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
KILLER QUOTES - EFC 49
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KILLER QUOTES
3 DAYS TO GO! - EFC 49
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3 DAYS TO GO!
BANTAMWEIGHT HASSAN CHALLENGED BY FLYWEIGHT BUYS
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BANTAMWEIGHT HASSAN CHALLENGED BY FLYWEIGHT BUYS
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
EFC 47 - Weigh-in at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 04, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
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PRIDE AT STAKE
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EFC 47 Media Day: JP Buys
EFC 47 FIGHT CARD UPDATES
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EFC 47 FIGHT CARD UPDATES
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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READY TO FLY
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I’M COMING TO SMASH HIM
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MEDIA DAY TO KICK OFF FIGHT WEEK
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10 DAYS TO GO!
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NAMIBIAN TO OPEN EFC 41
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DURBAN’S THUSI STEPS IN TO REPLACE BUYS WITH TWO WEEKS TO GO
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FLYWEIGHT PROSPECTS TO OPEN MILESTONE EVENT

Action Shots

  • EFC – 69 – 28 April 2018
  • EFC – 54 – 15 October 2016
  • EFC – 49 – 13 May 2016
  • EFC – 47 – 05 March 2016
  • EFC – 43 – 27 August 2015
  • EFC – 41 – 11 July 2015

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Philippe Rouch
    EFC 69
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Joby Sanchez
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
    EFC 54
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Abdul Hassan
    EFC 49
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Roevan de Beer
    EFC 47
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked  Choke)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
    EFC 43
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked  Choke)
  • Josemar Octavio
    EFC 41
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Wrestling

Fight preperation?

I train hard with the help of my team mates at FFM they keep me performing at my best

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started wrestling at the age of 15, I was too small for rugby and chose wrestling.

How did you transition to MMA?

I wrestled and enjoy competing. I like to test myself and improve my skillsets.

What ranks & titles have you held?

Several Wrestling SA Titles
African Wrestling Title
12th Place at Wrestling World Championship.
MMA Fight Stars Bantamweight Champion

Favoured technique?

A power double leg take-down, I enjoy slamming guys

Who are your heroes?

The Hulk, but now I am my own hero.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I love life and live it to the fullest, I thank God for the talent he has given me.

What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

To fight in EFC means a lot to me as I know I am competing against some of the best in the world.

Added Detail

• Undefeated as an amateur (6-0)
• Amateur bantamweight champion
• Trains alongside many current and former champions: Demarte Pena, Boyd Allen

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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    Result
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