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Bantamweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 3 - 8 - 0
  • Submission : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 3 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Age : 37
  • Height : 1.71m
  • Reach : 170cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Karate & BJJ
  • Strengths : Veteran Campaigner
    Tough and Resilient
    Good all-rounder
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
  • Gym : Rio Grappling Lowveld
  • Trainer : Craig McFadyen
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 30%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 50%

Fighters Media

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GARY JOSHUA COMING FOR WAR
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STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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KING ZULUBOY WEEKEND TAKEOVER
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
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UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
GARY JOSHUA COMING FOR WAR
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GARY JOSHUA COMING FOR WAR
SPARKS FLY AT EFC 52 WEIGH-IN
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SPARKS FLY AT EFC 52 WEIGH-IN
STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
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STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
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
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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9 DAYS TO GO!
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Two More Fights Confirmed For Carnival City
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TWO BOUTS ADDED TO EFC 38
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LADIES TAKE CENTRE STAGE
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ALL EYES ON THE ULTIMATE RIVALRY AND DREADED CURSE
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BANTAMWEIGHTS JOIN THE MIX AT EFC 37
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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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More Than Double On The Challengers
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KO Kid VS Submission Artist
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History In The Making
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Zulu VS. Pena, July 03
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‘Soldierboy’ Marches On
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It’s Game Time
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Massive Start To 2014
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Wilken To Face Groenewald
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EFC Knocks Out Cape Town
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Support Your Boys
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The King Returns
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EFC AFRICA 21, The Medical Report
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Pena Delivers His Promise
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Mikixi Fans Lead The Supporter Race So Far

Action Shots

  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016
  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Gary Joshua
    EFC 55
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Sylvester Chipfumbu
    EFC 52
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Martin de Beer
    EFC 47
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Pieter de Klerk
    EFC 41
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Bill Thusi
    EFC 37
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Oumpie Sebeko
    EFC 34
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
    EFC 31
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Pierre Botha
    EFC 28
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boney Nukaka
    EFC 25
    Loss
    R2 KO
  • Nkazimulo Zulu
    EFC 21
    Loss
    R2 KO
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Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?
Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started Martial Arts at the age of 10 after watching ‘The Karate Kid’.

How and why did you transition to MMA?
I became bored with Karate and MMA looked like a very challenging sport and that was therefore m next challenge in combat sport.

What ranks & titles have you held?
In Karate I have been selected on two occasions to represent South Africa in international tournaments. In amateur MMA I was the MFL Featherweight Champion.

Favoured technique?
I do not have a specific technique I favour. Basically anything that will give me the win.

Who is your hero, and why?
I do not have a specific hero, but look up to various people from different walks of life.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I enjoy online gaming, having a braai with friends and spending time with my fiancé and little boy.

What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?
It is a goal I set myself when taking up MMA. At the time there was no EFC, but I always wanted to compete at the top platform that was available. When EFC started I knew it was my calling to fight for EFC.

Added Detail

• Competing as a MMA pro since 2013
• Debuted against flyweight champion Nkazimulo Zulu

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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    Result
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