Ruan   "Fangzz"   Potts

Heavyweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 11 - 6 - 0
  • Submission : 6 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 5 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Age : 39
  • Height : 1.88 m
  • Reach : 194 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : BJJ and Judo
  • Strengths : Exceptional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Calm and Calculated
    Highly Experienced
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Boksburg
  • Gym : House of Tinkerbell (HOT)
  • Trainer : JP Kruger
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 50%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 20%

Fighters Media

SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
‘FANGZ’ LOOKING TO SINK HIS TEETH IN GROENEWALD
A CAPE COLLISION OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
SOUTH AFRICA VS DRC AT SUN CITY
UFC SIGNS EFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CYRIL ASKER
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LATEST EFC ATHLETE SIGNED TO COMPETE IN UFC OCTAGON
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HEAVYWEIGHT TAKEOVER THIS SATURDAY AHEAD OF EFC 
SUN CITY
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WHO DARES FACE DALCHA?
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CHAMPION DALCHA WEEKEND ON SABC 3
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EFC 58: Highlights
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EFC 58: Post-Fight Press Conference
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EFC 58: Weigh-In
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PURE WEIGH-IN FIRE
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EFC 58: Weigh-In
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BETTING ODDS SHIFT, MAZANY GAINING FAVOUR
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MAZANY & SAYED OPEN AS FAVOURITES OVER MADGE AND MADIBA
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Cape Town this Saturday!
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EFC 58: Media Day Highlights
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EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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NEW SIGNINGS
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
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UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
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SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
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PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
‘FANGZ’ LOOKING TO SINK HIS TEETH IN GROENEWALD
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‘FANGZ’ LOOKING TO SINK HIS TEETH IN GROENEWALD
A CAPE COLLISION OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
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A CAPE COLLISION OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
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A STAR RISES IN SUN CITY
BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
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BETTING ON LANDMARK EVENT OPENS WITH SUPABETS
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EFC 50 Media Getaway: Ruan Potts
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 50
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
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EFC 50 TICKETS ON SALE TONIGHT!
SOUTH AFRICA VS DRC AT SUN CITY
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SOUTH AFRICA VS DRC AT SUN CITY
UFC SIGNS EFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CYRIL ASKER
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UFC SIGNS EFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CYRIL ASKER
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DRC’S CHAMPION DOMINATES
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CRUNCH TIME AT EFC CAPE TOWN
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EFC 45 Media Day: Ruan Potts
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DROTSCHIE, KOWALKOWSKI & POTTS FAVOURITES AT BETXCHANGE.COM
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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EFC 45 Countdown: Drotschie vs. Dalcha, Potts vs. Maphutha
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COUNTDOWN TO EFC CAPE TOWN BEGINS TONIGHT!
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‘CHEF’ IN THEIR SIGHTS
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LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF ‘MAD DOG’
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EFC WORLDWIDE 40 Gallery
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EFC 40 DELIVERS THE GOODS
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EUROPEANS TAKE CENTRE STAGE
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BEDLAM BECKONS AT EFC 40
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GET TO THE EFC 40 WEIGH-IN TOMORROW
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Du Plessis, Potts And Groth Ahead As Favourites
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THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN
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EFC 40 COUNTDOWN PREMIERS TONIGHT
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VAN ZYL LOOKS ON POTTS VS. ASKER
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FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION RUAN POTTS IS BACK
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CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE
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HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE IN CAPE TOWN
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The Game Plan King
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‘BB’ Nienaber prepares with Potts
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Van Zyl VS. Ceronio
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Groenewald VS. ‘The Bomber’ For NO. 1
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“Nienaber Will Beat Katz”
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Pure Motivation
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“I Hope He Taps”
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Fangzz Scores Stunning Victory
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The Trilogy Ends Here
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van Zyl VS. Potts 3 Dead Even
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This Is Our Most Important Fight
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FREEZE FRAME: Potts Prepares
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Ilunga VS. Nyide For FOTN
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History Matters
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2013’s Biggest Bout To Close Out The Year
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EFC AFRICA MOBILE: VAN ZYL & POTTS VISIT THE DOME
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PRESSURE
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Endurance
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Get Your Dome Tickets Now
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Soldierboy Back On Top
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Pitbull The Betting Favourite, Just
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It’s Fight Week
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Andrew Will Be My Reward
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‘The Apocalypse’ Sees Weakness
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Africa’s Greatest Warriors 24: Potts vs Misholas
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Africa’s Giants Collide
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Fangzz To Face The Apocalypse
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Grobbelaar Looking To Beat All Odds
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EFC AFRICA RAW: RUAN POTTS RESPONDS TO MAHMOUD HASSAN’S K.O
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“My Jaw’s Not Been Tested?”
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Hellboy Promises KO
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Journey 21 Premieres Tonight
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“I Fought Tiny With A Broken Foot”
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Potts To Face Hassan At EFC AFRICA 21
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Misholas, What Really Happened
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Welcome To The Magic Man Era
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Costa Fires Final Warning Shot At EFC AFRICA 20 Weigh-In
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Place Your Bets Live, At The Venue
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It’s One Week To Fight Night!
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It’s Fight Week!
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Misholas Looking For The KO
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“Ricky Is Going To Have To Rock It Early”
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EFC AFRICA 14 Weigh-in Results
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“I Will Not Let This Go To A Decision”
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“This Is Ending In The First”
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EFC AFRICA Hits 20
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Fangzz Collides With Apocalypse!
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A Champion’s Ring
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EFC AFRICA 16 & 17 DVD’s Out Now
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Mclellan Will Face Smith
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It’s Fight Night!

Action Shots

  • EFC – 58 – 08 April 2017
  • EFC – 55 – 11 November 2016
  • EFC – 50 – 17 June 2016
  • EFC – 45 – 07 November 2015
  • EFC – 40 – 06 June 2015
  • EFC – 26 – 12 December 2013
  • EFC – 24 – 10 October 2013
  • EFC – 21 – 25 July 2013
  • EFC – 18 – 01 March 2013
  • EFC – 16 – 19 October 2012
  • EFC – 11 – 10 November 2011
  • EFC – 09 – 30 June 2011
  • EFC – 08 – 14 April 2011
  • EFC – 07 – 03 February 2011

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Karl Etherington
    EFC 58
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Brendon Groenewald
    EFC 55
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Vandam Mbuyi
    EFC 50
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Tumelo Maphutha
    EFC 45
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Cyril Asker
    EFC 40
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Retirement)
  • Derrick Lewis
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Anthony Hamilton
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches to the body)
  • Soa Palelei
    Loss
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Andrew van Zyl
    EFC 26
    R1 Submission (Armlock)
  • Ricky Misholas
    EFC 24
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Mahmoud Hassan
    EFC 21
    Win
    R1 Submission (Ankle Lock)
  • Andrew van Zyl
    EFC 18
    R5 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Bernardo Mikixi
    EFC 16
    R2 TKO (Ground n Pound)
  • Andrew van Zyl
    EFC 11
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Norman Wessels
    EFC 9
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Baygon Obutobe
    EFC 8
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Calven Robinson
    EFC 7
    Win
    R1 TKO (Knees and Elbows)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I train all the elements of MMA that are required to prepare for a fight, from standing striking, to ground and pound

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started judo when I was 15 and excelled rapidly. I instantly fell in love with the sport for the discipline and dedication required to become a success. I enjoy a challenge and this is what makes me what I am. In 2000 I moved overseas to pursue rugby, but gave that up to become a heat engineer. In 2008 I decided to try MMA and joined ZT Fightskool in Hove, England. I soon started competing and never lost a fight. When I returned to SA in 2010 I continued MMA and soon discovered EFC.

Added Detail

  • Formal dental technician

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Bernardo Mikixi
    EFC 16
    Win
  • Andrew van Zyl
    EFC 26
    Win
  • none
  • none
Ruan   Potts