Thabani   "The Doctor"   Mndebela

Heavyweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 4 - 1 - 0
  • 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
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 10%
  • Takedowns : 10%
  • Striking : 80%

Fighters Media

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EFC 75 Weigh-In
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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 70 Engaged Episode 4
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EFC 70 Fight Week Face-Offs
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EFC 70 Fight Week Press Conference
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EFC DURBAN – GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT
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HEAVYWEIGHT COASTAL CLASH
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RELIVE FIRST WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
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CUCCINIELLO STUNS HAWKEY
EFC 64 Weigh-In
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EFC 64 Weigh-In
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FIGHT WEEK FAN EVENT
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BIG MONEY TO BE MADE ON EFC DURBAN
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DURBAN LEGEND FACES UNDEFEATED WARRIOR
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HERE COMES ‘THE PAIN TRAIN’ ON SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
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“DRICUS IS ALREADY DANCING”
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THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT
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3 MORE FIGHTS COMPLETE EFC 62
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EFC 60: Post-Event Press Conference
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LINO WRITES HISTORY
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CAMEROONIAN HEAVYWEIGHT YAMDJIE STEPS IN LAST MINUTE
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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
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EFC 59: Post-Event Press Conference
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DU PLESSIS DOES IT FOR SA
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
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EFC 59: Weigh-in
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK! GET TO CARNIVAL CITY THIS SATURDAY

Action Shots

  • EFC – 75 – 3 November 2018
  • EFC – 70 – 26 May 2018
  • EFC – 64 – 07 October 2017
  • EFC – 61 – 08 July 2017
  • EFC – 59 – 10 JUNE 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Nico Yamdjie
    EFC 75
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ivan Strydom
    EFC 70
    Win
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Simon Harle
    EFC 64
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Nico Yamdjie
    EFC 61
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Ricky Misholas
    EFC 59
    Loss
    R3 Submission (North-South Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

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  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

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

Favoured technique?

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!

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Thabani   Mndebela