Martin   "The Diamond"   De Beer

Flyweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 7 - 5 - 0
  • Submission : 5 Wins - 3 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Age : 26
  • Height : 1.68 m
  • Reach : 166 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing
  • Strengths : Athletic and flexible
    Great lungs and cardio
    Talented grappler
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Ballito, Durban
  • Gym : KO Fighting Fitness
  • Trainer : Rodney Van Der Vlugt
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 20%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 60%

Fighters Media

ONE HERO RETURNS. ONE HERO IS BORN.
MOYO AND BUYS SUPABETS UNDERDOGS
TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
WHY YOU NEED TO GET TO EFC AT CARNIVAL CITY EARLY - EFC 53
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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EFC 76 Weigh-In
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CUTENDANA & DE BEER REMATCH AT EFC 76
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EFC 70 Highlights
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EFC 70 Press Conference
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DRAMATIC DOUBLE TITLE VICTORY FOR LINO
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‘MAD DOG’ AND ‘THE LIONESS’, SET FOR DURBAN’S BIGGEST BATTLE
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EFC 68 Highlights
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EFC 68 Post Event Press Conference
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THIRD TIMES THE CHARM FOR ‘THE PUNISHER’
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EFC BRINGS THE STORM TO THE MOTHER CITY
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EFC 68 Weigh-In
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MADGE & MORE ON CAPE TOWN MAIN EVENT
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UNDERDOGS: VAN STADEN, BRIGHT, JACOBS, MUYAMBO & MUKULU
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THE COUNTDOWN TO EFC 68 IN CAPE TOWN HAS BEGUN
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RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF VICTORY
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PENA / VAN ZYL UNDISPUTED AT EFC 66
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PENA, VAN ZYL & LESAR FAVOURITES
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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: Weigh-In
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ODDS SHIFT – LINO NOW FAVOURITE AND DOUBLE MONEY ON MYNHARDT WITH BETXCHANGE
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LINO AND TROSEE OPEN AS EQUAL MONEY ON BETXCHANGE.COM
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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
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EFC 53: Post-Event Press Conference
TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
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TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
PRIDE ON THE LINE
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PRIDE ON THE LINE
WHY YOU NEED TO GET TO EFC AT CARNIVAL CITY EARLY - EFC 53
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WHY YOU NEED TO GET TO EFC AT CARNIVAL CITY EARLY
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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EFC 45: De Beer out then fights back after submission!
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DRC’S CHAMPION DOMINATES
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CRUNCH TIME AT EFC CAPE TOWN
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CYRUS FEES’ PROSPECTS TO WATCH OUT FOR
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CAPE TOWN’S EXCITING OPENING BOUTS
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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READY TO FLY
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ALLEN DOMINATES IN DURBAN
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HOME TOWN HOPEFULS
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3 KNOCKOUT FIGHTS
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DURBAN TAKES ON THE WORLD
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EFC 38 CARD SHAKE UP
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TWO BOUTS ADDED TO EFC 38

Action Shots

  • EFC – 70 – 26 May 2018
  • EFC – 68 – 31 March 2018
  • EFC – 60 – 10 JUNE 2017
  • EFC – 60 – 10 JUNE 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Marino Cutendana
    EFC 76
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Yusuf Hassan
    EFC 70
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Gary Joshua
    EFC 68
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Heel Hook)
  • TC Khusu
    EFC 66
    Win
    R3 TKO (Strikes)
  • Marino Cutendana
    EFC 60
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Abdul Hassan
    EFC 54
    Loss
    R3 Decision(Unanimous)
  • Jasen van der Merwe
    EFC 53
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Lourens Botes
    EFC 47
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Francois Groenewald
    EFC 45
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Tshilumba Mulumba
    EFC 43
    Win
    R1 TKO
  • Boney Bukaka
    EFC 42
    Win
    R2 Submission (Armbar)
  • Bill Thusi
    EFC 38
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Kickboxing

Fight preparation?

Twice a week I cycle to work and back home, that’s about 18km through the bush. In the afternoon when I get home, I go for my 4.5km run and then start with my MMA training! The other 2 mornings I do strength training. Every second Saturday I go to Durban to train my jitz with Dave Verster. The other Saturdays I work till 12 and then after that go for a long run and do pad work with my ballie or have one top training session with the guys that train with me and help me!

When & why did you start martial arts training?

Started kickboxing when I was 13, my brother started and told me to join. It will be lekka fitness for rugby. Ever since I started I got hooked!

How did you transition to MMA?

I competed in kickboxing at the casinos when I was young! The main card fights were always MMA fights. Those days it was called ‘No Rules Fighting’. Kickboxing started dying down and MMA took over.

What ranks & titles have you held?

SA Muay Thai champ 2005/06, SA Kickboxing champ, K1 2006, 2007, 2008/ AFL, MFC, Rise of the Warrior featherweight champion.

Favoured technique?

I like the spinning back kick if you land it in the right spot it will could end the fight.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I am a financial advisor. I smaak longboarding, fishing on the sea, spending time with my girl and going on missions with my friends, camping at the beaches down the coast.

What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

I’ve always wanted to become a professional fighter. Fighting in EFC means a lot to me. It is the ultimate sport and you need to show heart.

Added Detail

• Comes from a very experienced amateur career
• Avid surfer
• Represented South Africa in Muay Thai, Kickboxing & K1

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Boney Bukaka
    EFC 42
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Martin   De Beer