JP "Stitch" Van Rooyen
- Submission : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
- Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 28
- Height : 1.80 m
- Reach : 145 cm
- Leg Span :
- Stance :
- BG Discipline : MMA
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Atlasville, Benoni
- Gym : Junkyard MMA
- Trainer : Ferdinand Basson
- Submission : %
- Takedowns : %
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Pro Fight History
Sifiso NgcoboEFC 62LossR1 TKO (Punches)–
Exhibition Fight History
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started in 2013.
How did you transition to MMA?
I was a professional rugby player for the Freestate Cheetahs before. When moved back home I was looking for a sport to keep me fit but still had that physical competitiveness of rugby. My Cousin Barend ‘BB Gun’ Nienaber invited me to join him for a training session at his MMA club and I was instantly hooked.
What accomplishments do you have?
Welterweight Fightstars Champion.
How did you get your fight name?
Well you are going to have to ask my coach about that.
Who is your hero and why?
My Mom is my hero. My dad passed away when I was 9 years old and see basically raised me by herself teaching me along the way to never give up and keep on going.
What is your favourite technique?
Boxing. It just works.
What other interesting info can you tell us about yourself?
I am a safety officer by trade but I think I am the least safe guy to know (always hurting myself). I like to Bow hunt and doing activities with my wife, friends and family.
What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?
I It means I can showcase my God given talent on the biggest stage in Africa and I can test myself against the best.