Wentzel   "The Animal"   Nel

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 10 - 4 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 3 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 6 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 37
  • Height :
  • Reach :
  • BG Discipline : Wrestling
  • Strengths :
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hillcrest, Durban
  • Gym : 10th Planet
  • Trainer : Mark Delafield
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : %
  • Takedowns : %
  • Striking : %

Fighters Media

A RING FIT FOR A ZULU KING
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN ‘ANIMAL’ WARNS HIS COUNTRYMAN’S RIVAL
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What You Reckon?
A RING FIT FOR A ZULU KING
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A RING FIT FOR A ZULU KING
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BEHIND THE IRON CLAW
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GREATNESS IS MY VISION
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DAVE MAZANY RETURNS TO EFC
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MDOKO VS. MICHAEL AIRS TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SUPERSPORT
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A MASSIVE RETURN TO CAPE TOWN
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RETURN OF THE ‘PAIN TRAIN’
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‘THE ANIMAL’ PREDICTS THE MAIN EVENT
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The Animal Bows Out
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The Wolf’s Evolution
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EFC AFRICA 14 Weigh-in Results
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MMA Legend VS. Muay Thai Superstar
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Pena To Spread MMA To Africa
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EFC AFRICA 19, The Aftermath
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Cartmell & Steenekamp Talk EFC AFRICA 19
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“All Eyes Will Be On Him, I Am The Underdog”
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EFC AFRICA 19: Where To Watch
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EFC AFRICA 19 : JOURNEY TO THE HEXAGON, PENA VS. NEL
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EFC AFRICA On E.TV Primetime
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Free Fight! Nel VS. Wait
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FREE FIGHT : NEL VS WAIT AT EFC AFRICA 14
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EFC AFRICA Goes Primetime
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It’s All Or Nothing For The Animal
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EFC AFRICA 19 Set To Smash
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EFC AFRICA Fan Club Members Score
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A Champion’s Ring
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“I Don’t Really Know If He’s 100% Or It’s Just A Mind Game”
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EFC AFRICA 19 Tickets Sales Open Monday
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Opperman And Van Staden Go To Battle
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Pena VS. Nel Is On
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‘The Wolf’ Still The Leader Of The Featherweight Pack
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New Challenger Lays Claim To Featherweight Title
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Wentzel Nel
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EFC AFRICA 16 Fight Card Complete
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Tickets On Sale Now For EFC AFRICA 16
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EFC AFRICA 16 Presents Triple Title Action!
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Culverwell Under The Spotlight At EFC AFRICA 15
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Orpheo Opulence For Jadyson Costa
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All 13 Bouts to Go Ahead Tonight!
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Watch weigh-in on 31 May
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Win big with EFC AFRICA and BetXchange
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EFC AFRICA 14 this Friday!
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Live at Nu Metro!
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Costa’s Final Countdown
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Denzil Wait has Skills to Show
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EFC AFRICA 14 – The Wolf Howls in Anticipation
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Animal Attack Imminent
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EFC AFRICA 14 – Makuebo vs Le Roux
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Can Calvert make a Comeback at EFC AFRICA 14?
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EFC AFRICA Confirms 13th Bout for 1 June
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EFC AFRICA 14 Overloaded with Champs
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Soldierboy Declares war on Middleweight Contenders
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Can Tinkerbell Humble Mr Magnificent?
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The Professor’s Done his Homework for EFC AFRICA 14
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The Trigger Takes aim at EFC AFRICA 14
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EFC AFRICA 14 – 10 Bouts Confirmed so Far!
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What a great year, see you in 2012
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EFC AFRICA 11 – Heavyweight and Lightweight Titles Retained
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EFC AFRICA 11 Weigh-in
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EFC AFRICA Fighters at a Nu Metro Near You
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EFC AFRICA 11 – 7 Days to go Don’t miss the Biggest and Final Fight Night of the Year
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EFC AFRICA 11 – Two weeks to go!
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EFC AFRICA 11 Nu Metro tickets on sale now
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EFC AFRICA 11 – Full Fight Card Finalised
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Trigger vs. Animal added to EFC AFRICA 11
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EFC AFRICA 11 – 12 Fights Confirmed Plus Surprises in Store!
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EFC AFRICA 11 – Year-end MMA Explosion
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EFC AFRICA 09 DVD available
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Twitter’s Hardest Hitters
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Nel vs da Silva Fight EFC AFRICA 09
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A new champion is crowned at EFC AFRICA 09
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The Evolution of Wentzel “The Animal” Nel
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Terrence “Trigger” Griessel is locked and loaded.
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It’s fight week, limited tickets still available
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Potts bares his Fangz
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Lesch injured, Vapi steps in to face Henderson
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Meet EFC AFRICA Stars at Nu Metro Cinemas this Saturday
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Chef: Cool, Calm and Collected
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Rings Worth Fighting For
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EFC AFRICA 09 Full Fight Card Released
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Nel vs Ioannou Fight EFC AFRICA 08
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Nel vs Kazadi Fight EFC AFRICA 07
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EFC AFRICA 08 – Pushing the Boundaries of African MMA
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Meet EFC AFRICA fighters at Nu Metro cinemas on 9 April
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Nel vs Ioannou Promo EFC AFRICA 08
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Featherweight Threat – Jean-Luc Kazadi
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Costa’s up for the challenge
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EFC AFRICA’s Cage Couture
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MMA Bursts onto the Big Screen – EFC AFRICA 08 LIVE at Nu Metro Cinemas
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Nel vs Bright Promo EFC AFRICA 05

Action Shots

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Demarte Pena
    EFC 19
    R5 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Denzil Wait
    EFC 14
    Win
    R2 TKO (Ground & Pound)
  • Terrence Griessel
    EFC 11
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Manny da Silva
    EFC 09
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Costa Ioannou
    EFC 08
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Dave Mazany
    EFC 05
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Leo Gloss
    EFC 03
    R1 KO (Punch)
  • Terrence Griessel
    EFC 02
    Win
    R3 Decision
  • Jean Luc Kazadi
    EFC 01
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Franciuo Breet
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Bright Cole
    Win
    R1 Submission
  • Keenan Kast
    Win
    R2 Submission
  • William Bently
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Gavin Green
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I train for every fight as if I’m going up against a world champ, working on all aspects – stand up, take down, BJJ, and leaving no room for error. You can never underestimate anybody.

When and why did you start training for fighting?

I joined an MMA gym for fitness, 3 weeks later did my first amateur fight, and 3 months later did my first pro, and still loving it and going strong.

Favourite technique:

Haven’t you seen my fights? Takedowns and throws! I also like leg kicks.

Do you have any heroes?

I’ve got nothing but respect for the guys at the top of the chain.

Why do you fight?

Passion for the sport and the pure exhilaration of performing. I was a competitive wrestler for 20 years so I’ve been driven by the love of sport and competition for a long time.

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Wentzel   Nel