James "The CEO" Saks
- Submission : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
- Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 30
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- BG Discipline : Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Northcliff, Johannesburg
- Gym : TapOut Academy
- Trainer : Wiekus Swart/Gert Strydom
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Pro Fight History
Josh MullerEFC 22LossR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Daniel Rushworth–LossR2 TKO (Punches)–
Exhibition Fight History
What do you do for fight preparation?
Anything and everything! No, jokes. I am very privileged to have a great training camp around me. The people I spar and grapple with are all EFC fighters at a very high level and we go hard. I also train under Wiekus Swart who is the only heavyweight BJJ 1st Dan in South Africa which gives me a little bit more than your average coach.
When and why did you start martial arts training?
I started training MMA about 6 years ago. It all happened one cold night when I rocked up for Judo in Linden and the Dojo was closed. I bumped into a friend who suggested I come with him to a place called Tapout Academy. I was sceptical at first but when I arrived at the gym I met Wiekus and started rolling. I was instantly hooked so I hung up my Judo Gi and never looked back.
How did you transition to MMA?
It was love at first strike. I have been involved with martial arts since I was four years old so it was really evolution, eventually leading into MMA and BJJ.