Norman   "Chef"   Wessels

Light Heavyweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 7 - 2 - 0
  • Submission : 4 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 3 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 34
  • Height : 1.88 m
  • Reach : 68cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : Intense athlete
    Massive BMT
    Polarising aggression
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Fight Fit Militia
  • Trainer : Richard Quan
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 30%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

WESSELS DROPS TO MIDDLE TO FACE WINNER OF BAHATI/BUIRSKI - DALCHA TO DEFEND AGAINST OPPERMAN
DALCHA CALLS OUT MAPHUTHA
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WHO DARES FACE DALCHA?
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CONTROVERSY AFTER INTERVIEW ON ‘THE CLINCH’
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“OVER TURN IT TO A NO CONTEST”
2017 HERE WE COME!
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2017 HERE WE COME!
WESSELS DROPS TO MIDDLE TO FACE WINNER OF BAHATI/BUIRSKI - DALCHA TO DEFEND AGAINST OPPERMAN
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WESSELS DROPS TO MIDDLE TO FACE WINNER OF BAHATI/BUIRSKI – DALCHA TO DEFEND AGAINST OPPERMAN
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EFC 53: Madiba Confronted by Wessels and Hanekom Post Fight
STRONG VERSUS HARD
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STRONG VERSUS HARD
DALCHA CALLS OUT MAPHUTHA
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DALCHA CALLS OUT MAPHUTHA
eNCA REPORTS ON EFC 48
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eNCA REPORTS ON EFC 48
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CRUNCH TIME AT EFC CAPE TOWN
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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COUNTDOWN TO EFC CAPE TOWN BEGINS TONIGHT!
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DROTSCHIE PROMISES AN EARLY FINISH
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‘CHEF’ IN THEIR SIGHTS
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A NEW ERA FOR EFC
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MASTER CHEF AND A FEAST OF FIGHTS
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EUROPEAN AND USA ATHLETES FIRM BETXCHANGE.COM FAVOURITES
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FOLLOW THE EFC ATHLETES
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FADIPE UNABLE TO TRAVEL
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GREATNESS IS MY VISION
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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5 DAYS TO GO!
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RIVALRY ENSUES AT MEDIA DAY
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8 DAYS TO GO
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NO MEMORIES OF MY FIGHTS
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EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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SMIT STEPS IN AS LATE REPLACEMENT FOR STRYDOM
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EFC 42 Countdown: Wessels vs. Dalcha
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THE MOST INTENSE COUNTDOWN SHOW TO DATE
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YOU TALK TOO MUCH
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YOUR EXPECTATIONS LEAD TO BLOODSHED
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HEAVYWEIGHTS TO OPEN EFC 42 IN CAPE TOWN
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HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE IN CAPE TOWN
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‘BLOCK’ AND ‘LITTLE HAMMER’ COLLIDE
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‘THE MAJOR’ VS. PRITCHARD TO HEADLINE PRELIM CARD
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EFC 41 & EFC 42 BREAKING BONES AND BREAKING NEWS
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EFC 42: Wessels vs. Dalcha Press Conference
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‘THE MAJOR’ FROM DRC WAGES WAR AGAINST PORT ELIZABETH’S FINEST
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Drotschie Injured, Maphutha Steps In To Face Vlieger In Cape Town
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KNOCKOUT AIRS FOR THE FIRST TIME, DON’T DARE MISS IT!
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3 MAJOR EVENTS IN 3 MAJOR CITIES, GET READY!
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DAVE MAZANY RETURNS TO EFC
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A MASSIVE RETURN TO CAPE TOWN
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THE CLINCH – THE CAPE OF STORMS AT EFC 39
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EXTREME MOMENTS FROM EFC 39 BROUGHT TO YOU BY PITBULL
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“…AN OVERALL NIGHTMARE TO DEAL WITH…”
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CHEF HONOURS COACH QUAN WITH EFC CHAMPIONSHIP RING
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FIGHT PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
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‘Soldierboy’ Leads The Betting Stakes
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DROTSCHIE AND MAPHUTA FOR THE NUMBER ONE SPOT
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JUGGERNAUGHT COMING FOR RETRIBUTION
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3 MAJOR EVENTS, 3 MAJOR CITIES
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Drotschie Cuts Head On Padded Post
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EFC 35 Medical Suspensions
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Chef Cooks Up A Storm
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EFC 35 On A Knife Edge
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BetXchange Odds Live
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EFC 35 Fight Week
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Sayed Gives Back
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Hassan Lashes Out At Sayed
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EFC 35 Countdown: Norman Wessels Uncut
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EFC 35 Open Workouts This Saturday
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EFC 35 Countdown: Drotschie vs. Wessels
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EFC 35 Countdown To The Hexagon Tonight
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Drotschie Backs Western Province On BetXchange.com
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What To Expect From Queally
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Two Weeks Until EFC 35
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Building From Lessons Learnt
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DRC VS. RSA Live In Cinema
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Teniers Out, Bester In
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Searching For Retribution
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Frenchman To Face The Fighting Irish
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Kabulu Is Back
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New Generation Athletes Square Off
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EFC’s First European Signing
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Roodman Gives Insight Into De Lange VS. Mukulu Bout
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‘Knife’ To Face ‘The Bomber’
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EFC 35: Drotschie vs. Wessels, Walravens vs. Groenewald
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EFC Cape Town Ticket Sales Now Open
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EFC Returns To Cape Town
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“I Can’t Wait To F#ck Garreth Up”
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Wessels Will Have To Wait
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“I Don’t Play Games”
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Titans Clash In Cape Town
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Tough Calls, Cairo’s View
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‘Soldierboy’ Marches On
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It’s Game Time
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‘Chef’ Is Back
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EFC AFRICA MOBILE: CHEF RETURNS
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In Search Of The Perfect War
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‘The Bull’ Retires From MMA
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Dubutants Impress At EFC AFRICA 22
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“I’m Going To Fight You, I’m Going To Hurt You”
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EFC AFRICA Overload On Fight Now TV
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Team CIT VS. Fight Fit Militia
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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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The Return Of The Chef
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EFC AFRICA Overload On Fight Now TV
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Champs And Rivals Give Their Prediction

Action Shots

  • EFC – 42 – 08 August 2015
  • EFC – 35 – 06 November 2014
  • EFC – 28 – 27 March 2014
  • EFC – 15 – 27 July 2012
  • EFC – 13 – 27 July 2012
  • EFC – 09 – 30 June 2011
  • EFC – 05 – 10 November 2010
  • EFC – 02 – 10 March 2010
  • EFC – 01 – 10 November 2010

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Champion Dalcha
    EFC 42
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Gideon Drotschie
    EFC 35
    R4 TKO (Punches)
  • Chris du Pont
    EFC 28
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • JP Joubert
    EFC 15
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Dain Neveling
    EFC 13
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Ruan Potts
    EFC 09
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Bernardo Mikixi
    EFC 05
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Danie van Heerden
    EFC 02
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Bertus Coetzee
    EFC 01
    Win
    R1 KO (Elbows)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I believe steel sharpens steel and I have the unbelievable Team Berserker behind me, from pad holders to strength and conditioning coaches as well as sparring partners, all encompassed in what I call Militia Combat Systems developed and executed by Richard Quan.

When and why did you start training for fighting?

As a means to an end, being a broke student in London is never a recipe for anything but desperation, but in that I found a sport that I instantly found was a natural progression for me.

What ranks and titles have you held?

I broke my arm in my first fight. It’s not an accomplishment but taught me the true nature of the beast I was about to tackle in the form of MMA. I became EFC AFRICA’s first heavyweight champion at EFC 05. It was one of the greatest moments of my life. I am not the greatest athlete, boxer or ju-jitsu guy, I work hard at my passion and I can dig very very deep. I realised that it was not about me but all the people who believed in me and pushed me to be my best.

Added Detail

  • Former Heavyweight Champion
  • Has wins over van Heerden, Mikixi and Drotschie
  • All wins have been finishes, 4 of which have been 1st round

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Gideon Drotschie
    EFC 35
    Win
  • Champion Dalcha
    EFC 42
    Win
  • none
  • none
Norman   Wessels