Lyle "Krusher" Karam
- Submission : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 3 Wins - 0 Losses
- Decision : 2 Win - 0 Losses
- Age : 23
- Height : 6'0" (1.83 m)
- Reach : 75,98" (193 cm)
- Leg Span : 44.49" (113 cm)
- Stance : Southpaw
- BG Discipline : Wrestling & Boxing
Young and talented
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Melbourne, Australia
- Gym : Absolute MMA
- Trainer : Simon Carson
- Submission : 40%
- Takedowns : 30%
- Striking : 30%
Pro Fight History
Themba GorimboEFC 84R2 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Luke Howard–WinR3 TKO (Ground & Pound)–
Stephan PretoriusEFC 81WinR3 Decision (Split)–
Gorilla OssokoEFC 48WinR2 TKO (Ref Stoppage)–
Mark HulmeEFC 41WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Marcel TeniersEFC 37WinR2 TKO (Punches)–
Tyron BesterEFC 34WinR1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Exhibition Fight History
Wrestling and boxing
I try to improve on every aspect of my game. I work on my conditioning, skills and fitness. I train from once to as many as 3 times a day.
When and why did you start fighting?
When I was 13 and moved back to South Africa from Australia my father took me to EFC 04 and from watching Adam Speechly and Darren Daniel that night I fell in love with the sport. It was only when I was 16 that my father gave me the chance to train with Attila Barna (the same gym where Adam Speechly trained). Once I started I was hooked.
Transition onto MMA
Before my dad gave me the chance to take up MMA I did boxing and that was actually the path I wanted to take, but after a couple grappling and wrestling sessions I knew MMA was the sport for me.
I love a good suplex. But generally anything where I can display my wrestling abilities.
Tell us about your most memorable fight
My very first MMA fight, I was 16 and had been doing MMA for a few months. my opponent pulled out last second and I was match up with someone 6 years or so my senior and a lot more experienced. I lost on split decision but I felt as if I won considering how hard I fought.
- Comes from a family entrenched in boxing
- Trains with arguably one of Africa's toughest MMA teams
- One of EFC's youngest signings
- Undefeated in amateurs