Thabani "The Doctor" Mndebela
- Submission : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
- Decision : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 30
- Height : 1.96 m
- Reach : 201 cm
- Leg Span :
- Stance :
- BG Discipline : Kyokushin Karate
- Strengths :
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Pinetown , Durban
- Gym : Lion's Den SA
- Trainer : David Verster
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 10%
- Striking : 80%
Pro Fight History
Nico YamdjieEFC 75WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Ivan StrydomEFC 70WinR1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Simon HarleEFC 64WinR2 TKO (Punches)–
Nico YamdjieEFC 61WinR3 Decision (Split)–
Ricky MisholasEFC 59LossR3 Submission (North-South Choke)–
Exhibition Fight History
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started in year 2002 because I was bullied.
How did you transition to MMA?
I made the transition to MMA in 2017 because I wanted to compete in EFC.
What ranks & titles have you held?
Undisputed RSA Champion in Kyokushin / LFS 2016
Muaythai kicks because they slow down the opponent.
Who is your hero and why?
My coach. He’s not just a coach in the gym, he is also a life coach and changes lives.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I am a doctor by qualification and a father.
What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?
This is a dream come true and the only way that I can reach out and change people’s lives through martial arts. It is a great honour indeed to be part of Africa’s toughest athletes. The doctor has arrived to consult in the cage!