Leon   "Iron Lion"   Mynhardt

Lightweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 15 - 9 - 0
  • Submission : 6 Wins - 6 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 8 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Decision : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 35
  • Height : 1.76 m
  • Reach : 175 cm
  • BG Discipline : K1 & Muay Thai
  • Strengths : Unmatched striking,
    High level BJJ and wrestling
  • From : Pretoria
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 30%
  • Takedowns : 10%
  • Striking : 60%

Fighters Media

SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - CAPE TOWN - EFC 55
MADGE OUT, ‘IRON LION’ COMING TO RECLAIM GOLD FROM MAZANY
MONUMENTAL MATCH-UP ADDED FOR DECEMBER
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
ULTIMATE FAN EVENT - THIS SATURDAY
MYNHARDT'S SUPER-FIGHT WITH ALLEN RE-BROADCAST ON TV
SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
FANS CONFRIM JUDGES DECISION: ALLEN WINS
EFC 47 - Fight-night at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 05, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
EFC 47 - Fight-night at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 05, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
DREAM MATCH-UP CONFIRMED: MAYNHARDT VS. ALLEN
Two titles on the line 5 March
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MAKE-IT OR BREAK-IT FOR MADGE IN CAPE TOWN
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HERE COMES ‘THE PAIN TRAIN’ ON SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
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CONTENDERS RISING
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EFC 60: Post-Event Press Conference
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LINO WRITES HISTORY
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep7
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep6
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LINO, TROSEE, READY TO WRITE HISTORY
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EFC 60 Amplified by Samsung in 360 Virtual Reality
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EFC 60: Weigh-In
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ODDS SHIFT – LINO NOW FAVOURITE AND DOUBLE MONEY ON MYNHARDT WITH BETXCHANGE
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USA’S DAVE MAZANY FOR ZIMBABWE’S THEMBA GORIMBO IN CAPE TOWN
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LINO AND TROSEE OPEN AS EQUAL MONEY ON BETXCHANGE.COM
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EXCITING PAST ACTION FROM DU PLESSIS, HULME, G. BUIRSKI & MNIKATHI THIS SATURDAY
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Countdown to EFC 60: Van Staden vs Mynhardt
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EFC 60 Engaged: Promo 2
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EFC 60 Engaged: Promo 1
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‘THE PUNISHER’ & ‘IRON LION TAKEOVER, THIS SATURDAY
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Van Staden & Mynhardt This Saturday on SABC 3
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EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee – Promo
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THIS SATURDAY ON SABC 3
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EFC 58 Engaged: Episode 02
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VAN STADEN TO TACKLE HOLLEY AT FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR
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MYNHARDT VS VAN STADEN MOVES TO 13 MAY
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MYNHARDT VS VAN STADEN BOOSTS EXCITEMENT
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KABESA VERSUS ALLEN IS ON
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What You Reckon?
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
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UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
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SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT – WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
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EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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EFC 55 Media Day – Mazany vs. Mynhardt
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EFC 55 Media Day: Mynhardt vs Mazany
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EFC 55 Media Day: Mynhardt vs Mazany
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - CAPE TOWN - EFC 55
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK – CAPE TOWN
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The Fall of Mynhardt and the Rise of Mazany
MADGE OUT, ‘IRON LION’ COMING TO RECLAIM GOLD FROM MAZANY
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MADGE OUT, ‘IRON LION’ COMING TO RECLAIM GOLD FROM MAZANY
MONUMENTAL MATCH-UP ADDED FOR DECEMBER
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MONUMENTAL MATCH-UP ADDED FOR DECEMBER
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
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‘PAIN TRAIN’ TAKES GOLD
eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
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eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
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EFC 51: Weigh-In
SUPABETS OPENS BETTING - EFC 51
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SUPABETS OPENS BETTING
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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EFC 51 Media Day: Mynhardt vs Mazany
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EFC 51: Du Plessis Backs Mynhardt
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Countdown to EFC 51: Mynhardt vs Mazany
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 51
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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EFC 51: The Strongest Small Guy
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EFC 51: Proudly South African
ULTIMATE FAN EVENT - THIS SATURDAY
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ULTIMATE FAN EVENT – THIS SATURDAY
MYNHARDT'S SUPER-FIGHT WITH ALLEN RE-BROADCAST ON TV
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MYNHARDT’S SUPER-FIGHT WITH ALLEN RE-BROADCAST ON TV
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EFC 51: Mynhardt vs Mazany, Kabesa vs Botha
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EFC 51: Mynhardt vs Mazany Promo
SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
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SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
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EFC 50: du Plessis vs van Staden Promo
FANS CONFRIM JUDGES DECISION: ALLEN WINS
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FANS CONFRIM JUDGES DECISION: ALLEN WINS
EFC 47 - Fight-night at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 05, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
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CONSTANTIA INSURANCE COVERS ‘IRON LION’S’ BROKEN NOSE
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
EFC 47 - Fight-night at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 05, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
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AND THE WINNER IS? YOU BE THE JUDGE
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
ENCA PREVIEWS EFC 47
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ENCA PREVIEWS EFC 47
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EFC 47 Media Day: Leon Mynhardt & Boyd Allen
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
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MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
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EFC 47: Henry vs. Kabesa, Mynhardt vs. Allen
IT'S FIGHT WEEK
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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EFC 47 Countdown: Mynhardt vs. Allen
EFC 47 FIGHT CARD UPDATES
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EFC 47 FIGHT CARD UPDATES
DREAM MATCH-UP CONFIRMED: MAYNHARDT VS. ALLEN
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DREAM MATCH-UP CONFIRMED: MAYNHARDT VS. ALLEN
EFC 47 TICKETS ON SALE
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EFC 47 TICKETS ON SALE
Two titles on the line 5 March
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TWO TITLES ON THE LINE 5 MARCH
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EFC 47: Mynhardt vs. Mazany, Henry vs. Kabesa Promo
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EFC 47: Mynhardt vs. Mazany, Henry vs. Kabesa Promo
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A NEW ERA FOR EFC
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FOREIGN INVASION COMPLETE AT EFC44
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TRIPLE THREAT AT EFC 44
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HOPE TO GLORY
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Cyrus Fees and Dirk Steenekamp breakdown: Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo
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BETXCHANGE PUTS GORIMBO EQUAL WITH MYNHARDT
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LAST MINUTE FIGHT CHANGES
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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MEDIA MADNESS STARTS TOMORROW
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“PUNCH THAT GINGER’S HEAD RIGHT OFF”
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HENRY CONFIDENT HE WILL BEAT THE ODDS
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EFC 44 Countdown: Van Zyl vs. Asker, Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo, Allen vs. Henry
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EFC 44 MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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CUTENDANA VS. MARIN POSTPONED
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ELIASOV DONATES FULL PURSE TO PETS JHB
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THE UNTHREATENED ‘IRON LION’
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MICOL DI SEGNI – SHOTS, SUBMISSIONS AND A KNOCK-OUT
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NOT WORRIED WHAT HE WILL DO
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BLACK EYE ADVICE FROM DI SEGNI
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ITALY’S MICOL DI SEGNI SIGNS TO FIGHT DANELLA ELIASOV
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EFC 44: Mynhardt & Gorimbo one-on-one with the Media
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ANGOLA’S CUTENDANA TO TAKE ON ROMANIA’S BEST
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THREE MORE EXCITING FIGHTS AWAIT EFC 44
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EFC 44: Van Zyl vs. Asker, Mynhardt vs. Gorimbo, Allen vs. Henry
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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3 TITLE FIGHTS SET FOR CARNIVAL CITY

Action Shots

  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016
  • EFC – 51 – 15 July 2016
  • EFC – 47- 05 March 2016
  • EFC – 44- 03 October 2015
  • EFC – 37- 21 February 2015
  • EFC – 34- 02 October 2014
  • EFC – 27- 27 February 2014
  • EFC – 25 – 07 November 2013
  • EFC – 19- 19 April 2013
  • EFC – 17- 23 November 2012
  • EFC – 15- 27 July 2012
  • EFC – 13- 13 April 2012
  • EFC – 11- 10 November 2011
  • EFC – 10- 01 September 2011
  • EFC – 09- 30 June 2011
  • EFC – 03- 08 May 2010
  • EFC – 02- 10 March 2010
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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Dave Mazany
    EFC 55
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Dave Mazany
    EFC 51
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Boyd Allen
    EFC 47
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Themba Gorimbo
    EFC 44
    R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Don Madge
    EFC 37
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Sibusiso Mdoko
    EFC 34
    R3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Frederich Naumann
    EFC 27
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Don Madge
    EFC 25
    R5 Decision (Split)
  • Johan van Staden
    EFC 19
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Costa Ioannou
    EFC 17
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Alexander Cheboub
    EFC 15
    Win
    R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Don Madge
    EFC 13
    Win
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Amr Wahman
    EFC 11
    Loss
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Nolan Swanepoel
    EFC 10
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Francois Kabulu
    EFC 09
    Win
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Martin van Staden
    Win
    R5 Decision (Majority)
  • Gavin Green
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Johan van Staden
    Win
    R1 TKO (Retirement)
  • Ryan van Niekerk
    Win
    R1 KO (Spinning Back Kick)
  • Martin van Staden
    Win
    R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • James Rennie
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Chad Hepburn
    EFC 03
    Win
    R1 TKO (Ankle Injury)
  • Mawande Vapi
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Barry Duncan
    EFC 02
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?
Kickboxing

Fight preparation?
I grapple in the mornings then recap and do some stand-up drills and sparring in the afternoons. My workouts are shorter than they used to be, but more intense. So two sessions a day, six days a week. CIT has an excellent group of fighters which makes it much easier for me to train them and myself at the same time.

When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started kickboxing in high school, went pro in 2001 then moved to MMA when it became impossible to find opponents. No one wanted to take on a Team CIT fighter! Since then I’ve fallen in love with MMA. The training is more interesting and versatile and you can do more with it.

What ranks & titles have you held?
Won the SA kickboxing pro-am title in 2001, defended it once then turned pro. Fought some of the best fighters from Quentin Chong and Larry Vorster’s dojos, managed to take a super middleweight Muaythai title, a super middleweight Thai boxing title and a light heavyweight 8 man knockout title. Also got to 3rd dan in Shidokan under Henk Pelser. Fight Force middleweight MMA champion in 2011.

Favoured technique?
Spinning back kick

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Martin van Staden
    EFC 13
    Win
  • Don Madge
    EFc 25
    Win
  • Frederich Naumann
    EFC 27
    Win
  • none
Leon   Mynhardt