Paulwetu "Power" Namba
- Submission : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 29
- Height : 1.71 m
- Reach : 152 cm
- Leg Span :
- Stance : Orthodox
- BG Discipline : Kickboxing
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Bothasig, Cape Town
- Gym : Profitness Kickboxing & Fitness Academy
- Trainer : Neville Addinall
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 20%
- Striking : 70%
Pro Fight History
Imke-Marischca KuikstraEFC 78LossR2 Arm Triangle–
Exhibition Fight History
When and why did you start training martial arts?
I started or joined Pro Fitness in November 2016 merely to get my fitness up and strengthen my lungs as I suffer from asthma, January 2017 was when I started taking it seriously.
How did you transition to MMA?
My Coach introduced the idea of fighting to me in January 2017 and since I didn’t have any fighting background he suggested I try K1 then moved to boxing before looking into MMA. Why MMA? It has less limits to how you can defeat your opponent.
What achievements, ranks and titles have you held?
I am the Gauteng Fighting Champion (GFC) title holder.
How did you get your fight name?
My fight name is a nickname I picked up in high school. A lot of people don’t know how to pronounce my name so Power was the ‘go to’ name that developed.
What is your favourite technique, and why?
I can’t say I have a favourite technique as I am still learning, however I am quite fond of the ‘Superman Punch’, it has an element of surprise to it.
Who is your hero, and why?
I am a huge fan of Floyd Mayweather, he is a very skilled and well-disciplined fighter in the ring. I look up to Shana Power as well, she was the fighter I admired when I started fighting.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
Well I am a basic life support paramedic, fire technician and health & safety practitioner who teaches first aid, firefighting and health & safety to corporate companies and the public at large. My fighting is my hobby. What do I do for fun? I play putt-putt and pool.
What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?
I honestly cannot put it into words. Yes, it has always been the ultimate goal but never imagined that it would happen so fast let alone debut on the main card. This is a huge opportunity for me to show my skills and get my name out there as one of SA’s best fighters. I step into that octagon representing so much.