Irshaad   "White Tiger"   Sayed

Bantamweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 13 - 3 - 0
  • Submission : 3 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 7 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 3 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Age : 28
  • Height : 1.70 m
  • Reach : 163 cm
  • BG Discipline : Muay Thai
  • Strengths : Dynamic striking
    Consistent finisher
    International exposure and development
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Gym : Higher Level Queenstown
  • Trainer : Stephan Orr/ Jose Gomes
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

EFC 66 Irshaad Sayed - No Mistakes
Countdown to EFC 66 Pena vs Sayed 2
EFC 66 Everything On the Line
SABC Newsroom - The Fighter
"LET HIM BRING WHAT HE WANTS"
SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - CAPE TOWN - EFC 55
WHEN THE MIC STOPPED RECORDING
SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH WAITING FOR
SAYED'S CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PENA'S LAST FIGHT
BREAKING NEWS: PENA SIGNS TO FIGHT SAYED
CHAMP VS. CHAMP: UPDATE
"F#%K YOU AND FFM" - SAYED
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY'S FIGHT
FANS WIN AT EFC 48 MEDIA DAY
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SAYED PREDICTS AN EARLY FINISH
EFC 35 fight night at GrandWest on November 6, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
EFC INTERIM TITLE CONFIRMED
PENA SEEKS FIGHT IN ANGOLA - 'WHITE TIGER' CONFIRMED TO FACE DOYLE
PENA DECLINES SAYED FIGHT
View Article
EFC 2017 Awards: KO of the Year
View Article
EFC 2017 Awards: Fight of the Year
View Article
VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
View Article
PENA / VAN ZYL UNDISPUTED AT EFC 66
View Article
PENA, VAN ZYL & LESAR FAVOURITES
EFC 66 Irshaad Sayed - No Mistakes
View Article
EFC 66 Irshaad Sayed – No Mistakes
Countdown to EFC 66 Pena vs Sayed 2
View Article
Countdown to EFC 66 Pena vs Sayed 2
EFC 66 Everything On the Line
View Article
EFC 66 Pena vs Sayed 2 – Everything on the Line
View Article
STRAIGHT BLAST WITH KAVANAGH
View Article
SAYED WANTS PENA TESTED
View Article
10 DAYS TO THE BIGGEST REMATCH IN EFC HISTORY
View Article
FREE EVENT THANKS TO CONSTANTIA INSURANCE
View Article
FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: ROODMAN VS FLEURY
View Article
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ADDED TO EFC 66
TF1 - The Fighter
View Article
TF1 – The Fighter
View Article
RACE TO THE TITLE
View Article
TEAMS REVEALED
View Article
CONSTANTIA INSURANCE BRINGS YOU ‘THE FIGHTER’
TF1 - Press Conference
View Article
TF1 – Press Conference
SABC Newsroom - The Fighter
View Article
SABC Newsroom – The Fighter
View Article
TF1 COACHES REVEALED
View Article
“I’M GOING TO KNOCK HIS HEAD OFF”
View Article
MADIBA TESTS POSITIVE FOR CANNABINOIDS
View Article
SAIDS VACATES EFC 55 MAIN EVENT RESULT – SAYED REINSTATED AS INTERIM CHAMPION
View Article
VISIONS OF ‘THE WOLF’
View Article
EFC 58: Highlights
View Article
EFC 58: Post-Fight Press Conference
View Article
EFC 58: Weigh-In
View Article
PURE WEIGH-IN FIRE
View Article
EFC 58: Weigh-In
View Article
BETTING ODDS SHIFT, MAZANY GAINING FAVOUR
View Article
MAZANY & SAYED OPEN AS FAVOURITES OVER MADGE AND MADIBA
View Article
Cape Town this Saturday!
View Article
EFC 58: Media Day Highlights
View Article
RAW & UNCUT: FIST TO FACE AT MEDIA DAY
View Article
Countdown to EFC 58: Sayed vs Madiba
View Article
MEDIA DAY THIS SUNDAY
View Article
EXCLUSIVE RELEASE OF THE EFC 58 COUNTDOWN
View Article
MADGE VS IOANNOU AMONG THE CLASSICS TO AIR
View Article
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
View Article
‘THE PRESIDENT’ TO TAME ‘THE WHITE TIGER’
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
View Article
UNDISPUTED AND UNDFEATED
"LET HIM BRING WHAT HE WANTS"
View Article
“LET HIM BRING WHAT HE WANTS”
PAYING LIP SERVICE
View Article
PAYING LIP SERVICE
SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
View Article
SAYED SPRAYS PENA AT WEIGH-IN
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
View Article
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT – WHO’S TEAM ARE YOU ON?
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
View Article
AND THE WINNERS ARE? PLACE YOUR BETS AT SUPABETS NOW!
EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
View Article
EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR SOLD OUT EFC 55
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
View Article
PENA FAVOURITE OVER SAYED WITH SUPABETS
View Article
EFC 55 Media Day – Pena vs Sayed
View Article
EFC 55 Media Day: Pena vs Sayed
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - CAPE TOWN - EFC 55
View Article
IT’S FIGHT WEEK – CAPE TOWN
View Article
Pena and Sayed Face-Off at the Media Day
View Article
Countdown to EFC 55: Pena vs Sayed
MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY - EFC 55
View Article
MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
WHEN THE MIC STOPPED RECORDING
View Article
WHEN THE MIC STOPPED RECORDING
View Article
EFC 55: The BIGGEST fight in EFC history!
THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE
View Article
THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE
View Article
EFC 55: Pena vs Sayed Press Conference
SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH WAITING FOR
View Article
SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH WAITING FOR
View Article
EFC 55: Pena vs Sayed, Mazany vs Madge – Promo
SAYED'S CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PENA'S LAST FIGHT
View Article
SAYED’S CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PENA’S LAST FIGHT
View Article
EFC 55: Pena vs Sayed – Teaser
BREAKING NEWS: PENA SIGNS TO FIGHT SAYED
View Article
BREAKING NEWS: PENA SIGNS TO FIGHT SAYED
CHAMP VS. CHAMP: UPDATE
View Article
CHAMP VS. CHAMP: UPDATE
"F#%K YOU AND FFM" - SAYED
View Article
“F#%K YOU AND FFM” – SAYED
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
View Article
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
View Article
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY'S FIGHT
View Article
CAPE TOWN BOYS BETTING FAVOURITES AHEAD OF FRIDAY’S FIGHT
View Article
Irshaad Sayed and Cedric Doyle at EFC 48 Media Day
IT'S FIGHT WEEK 48
View Article
IT’S FIGHT WEEK
FANS WIN AT EFC 48 MEDIA DAY
View Article
FANS WIN AT EFC 48 MEDIA DAY
View Article
Countdown to EFC 48: Sayed vs. Doyle
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
View Article
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
View Article
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC CAPE TOWN
View Article
EFC CAPE TOWN ONE DAY EARLIER
EFC CAPE TOWN
View Article
TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
View Article
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SAYED PREDICTS AN EARLY FINISH
View Article
SAYED PREDICTS AN EARLY FINISH
View Article
EFC 48: Groenewald vs. Van Heerden, Sayed vs. Doyle
EFC 35 fight night at GrandWest on November 6, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
View Article
“AFTER I BEAT DOYLE I WILL CONSIDER MYSELF THE CHAMPION” – SAYED
EFC INTERIM TITLE CONFIRMED
View Article
EFC INTERIM TITLE CONFIRMED
EFC 35: Brendon Groenewald vs. Christophe Walravens
View Article
A WORTHY OPPONENT
PENA SEEKS FIGHT IN ANGOLA - 'WHITE TIGER' CONFIRMED TO FACE DOYLE
View Article
PENA SEEKS FIGHT IN ANGOLA – ‘WHITE TIGER’ CONFIRMED TO FACE DOYLE
PENA DECLINES SAYED FIGHT
View Article
PENA DECLINES SAYED FIGHT
NO MORE DUCKING OR DIVING
View Article
NO MORE DUCKING OR DIVING
View Article
A NEW ERA FOR EFC
View Article
I HOPE PENA WINS FOR 2 REASONS
View Article
MUSLIM MMA ATHLETES BALANCE SPORT AND SPIRITUALITY DURING RAMADAN
View Article
MDOKO VS. MICHAEL AIRS TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SUPERSPORT
View Article
SAYED VISITS WATER WELLS
View Article
DOYLE GETS SHOT AHEAD OF SAYED
View Article
EXTREME MOMENTS FROM EFC 39 BROUGHT TO YOU BY PITBULL
View Article
ONE PUNCH, ONE GEAR
View Article
REHYDRATE WITH THE ‘WHITE TIGER’, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AQUAVITA
View Article
GRANDWEST ON A KNIFE’S EDGE
View Article
TRIPLE YOUR MONEY AND MORE ON MUYAMBO AND SEBEKO
View Article
ROUGH ASIA INTERVIEWS SAYED
View Article
SAYED ON TRACK AHEAD OF BOUT
View Article
FIGHT PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

Action Shots

  • EFC – 58 – 08 April 2017
  • EFC – 58 – 08 April 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Demarte Pena
    EFC 66
    R4 TKO (Punches)
  • Tumisang Madiba
    EFC 58
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Demarte Pena
    EFC 55
    No Contest
  • Cedric Doyle
    EFC 48
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Oumpie Sebeko
    EFC 39
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Abdul Hassan
    EFC 35
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Charlie Weyer
    EFC 30
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Leo Gloss
    EFC 28
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Chunbo Yaun
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Guobin Xue
    Win
    R1 TKO (Knees)
  • Jumayi Ayideng
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Jumableke Tuerxun
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Jessie Rafols
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Jumayi Ayideng
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Jumableke Tuerxun
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ngoo Ditty
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Lianjie Liu
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

What do you do for fight preparation?

Fight camp is normally over an 8 week period. Training in the morning from 9-11am is grappling, wrestling or MMA. Training in the afternoon from 2-4pm is Muay Thai, boxing and sparring.

How did you get your fight name?

From a promoter in Thailand.

When and why did you start martial arts training?

I started training kickboxing when I was 14 years old.

How did you transition to MMA?

MMA is growing rapidly and it was only natural for me to transtiton to MMA sooner or later. At first I just gave MMA a try with minimal grappling experince but since I staretd training at Evolve MMA in Singapore I have become a well rounded fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held?

RUFF MMA Champion, WPMF Muay Thai World Champion, WMC Kickboxing World Champion, 2x WMC Asia Muay Thai Champion, South African Nation Kickboxing Champion.

Tell us about your most memorable fight.

My most memorable fight was a three round war vs Adiyeng Jumayi. I managed to win by split decision in a very tough fight that I’ll never forget.

What is your favourite technique?

I don’t have one favourite technique, but I really like my left hook to the body.

Who are your heroes?

My mom and dad.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I played provincial cricket when I was in high school but realised how boring it was after I had my first fight.

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • none
  • none
  • none
  • none
Irshaad   Sayed