Lyle     Karam

Welterweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 4 - 0 - 0
  • Submission : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Win - 0 Losses
  • Age : 21
  • Height : 1.83m
  • Reach : 193 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Wrestling & Boxing
  • Strengths : Strong wrestling
    Good Submissions
    Young and talented
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
TWO EXCITING BOUTS ADDED TO EFC 48
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GORIMBO VS KARAM OFF
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TICKETS TO KABESA VS ALLEN ARE OPEN
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GORIMBO LOOKING TO STOP KARAM
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
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SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
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CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
TWO EXCITING BOUTS ADDED TO EFC 48
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TWO EXCITING BOUTS ADDED TO EFC 48
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PENA AND OPPERMAN FIRM FAVOURITES AHEAD OF EFC 41
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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MEDIA DAY TO KICK OFF FIGHT WEEK
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HULME ADDS KARAM TO LIST OF OVERCOME OBSTACLES
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EFC 41 COUNTDOWN PREMIERS TONIGHT
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3 MAJOR EVENTS IN 3 MAJOR CITIES, GET READY!
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Big Fights To Look Out For Ahead Of Double Title Main Event
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EFC 37 DELIVERS THE GOODS
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ALL EYES ON THE ULTIMATE RIVALRY AND DREADED CURSE
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KARAM AND ‘LITTLE HAMMER’ TO MEET IN THE HEXAGON
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EFC 34 Walkout Songs
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“Are You Not Entertained?”
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Iron Lion Ready To Roar
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KO Kid VS Submission Artist
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The Future Of MMA

Action Shots

  • EFC – 48 – 22 April 2016
  • EFC – 41 – 11 July 2015
  • EFC – 37- 03 July 2014
  • EFC – 34- 02 October 2014

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Gorilla Ossoko
    EFC 48
    Win
    R2 TKO (Ref Stoppage)
  • Mark Hulme
    EFC 41
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Marcel Teniers
    EFC 37
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Tyron Bester
    EFC 34
    Win
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background Disciplines
Wrestling and boxing

Fight preparation?
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.

Favourite technique:
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.

Added Detail

  • 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

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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    Event
    Result
  • none
  • none
  • none
  • none
Lyle   Karam