Johan   "The Gun"   Van Staden

Lightweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 10 - 9 -1
  • Submission : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Decision : 3 Wins - 4 Losses
  • Age : 28
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  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths :
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Bluff, Durban
  • Gym : Brothers of Destruction
  • Trainer : Wesley Hawkey
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
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Fighters Media

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EFC 68 Highlights
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EFC 68 Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 68 Weigh-In
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Mdoku Wants More
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Kabesa On The Rampage
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Fangzz Scores Stunning Victory
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The Trilogy Ends Here
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Ilunga VS. Nyide For FOTN
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Another Award For Kabesa?
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Nigerians Ready To Rumble
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Warriors Primed For Battle
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It’s Fight Week!
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Mdoku Up For A Hard Fight
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3 Weeks To EFC AFRICA 23
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Bout By Bout & Blow By Blow
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Punisher Out, The Frenchman To Face Fadipe
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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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van Staden Ready To Bang
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It’s One Week To Fight Night!
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I Am The Ninja
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The Gun Strikes Back
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EFC AFRICA Hits 20
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The Ninja Returns
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EFC AFRICA 19, The Aftermath
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The Lion VS The Gun
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EFC AFRICA 19: Where To Watch
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Team CIT VS. Fight Fit Militia
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The Bros Are Back
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EFC AFRICA 19 Set To Smash
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‘Iron Lion’ To Test ‘The Gun’
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It’s Fight Night!
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EFC AFRICA 18 Weigh-In Results
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Nu Metro To Exclusively Broadcast Ten Explosive Bouts
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Last Minute Changes To Prelim Bouts
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‘The Punisher’ versus ‘El Diablo’
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Akleker vs. Van Staden Scrapped, Iakobidze To Face Kazadi
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Less Than Four Weeks Until “The Epic Fight Night”
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Khalil Akleker And Johan Van Staden Ready For Battle
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EFC AFRICA Confirms 13th Bout for 1 June
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All Athletes Recovering Well After EFC AFRICA 13
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EFC AFRICA 13 – EFC AFRICA conquers the Cape!
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EFC AFRICA 13 – It’s Fight Night!
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Win Big with EFC AFRICA and BetXchange
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EFC AFRICA 13 – It’s Fight Week!
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Cape Town’s Finest Prepare for Battle
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EFC AFRICA 13 – Two Weeks to Go!
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EFC AFRICA 13 Online Pay-Per-View on Sale Now
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EFC AFRICA 13 – Wessels and Neveling Collide at Light Heavy
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EFC AFRICA 13 – ‘Hollywood’ Hassan Calls out ‘King’ Leo
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Bagattin Hunts Redemption at EFC AFRICA 13
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Henderson Secures Spot at EFC AFRICA 13

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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Igeu Kabesa
    EFC 26
    Loss
    R2 Submission (Armbar)
  • Sibusiso Mdoko
    EFC 23
    Loss
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Steven Momah
    EFC 21
    Win
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Frederich Naimann
    EFC 20
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Leon Mynhardt
    EFC 19
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Dallas Jakobi
    EFC 18
    Draw
    R3 Draw (Split)
  • Hector Brittz
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Michiel Opperman
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Kelvin Mwale
    Win
    R3 Disqualification
  • Keith Theologo
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ryan van Niekerk
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Leon Mynhardt
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Karl-Heinz Thieroff
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Ronald Dlamini
    Loss
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Brandin Fourie
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Donald Nzirawa
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Luis Mendes
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Gavin Green
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Ryan van Niekerk
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Francois Breedt
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

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  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

Every day except Sunday. Wrestling, conditioning, stand-up dynamics, Jiu-Jitsu, pads and more Jiu-Jitsu!

When and why did you start MMA?

I saw my brother Martin get into the cage and decided to try it. I’d been getting in fights my whole life, but once I started learning self-defence in a structured environment I found it easier to deal with people in day to day life. MMA calmed me down a lot and helped me limit fighting to the cage.

What ranks and titles have you held?

My amateur MMA record was 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. As a professional I fought for the Fight Force welterweight title against Ronald Dlamini. Unfortunately at that stage I was not taking my training seriously and I was unable to get the title. I learnt a tough lesson the hard way and it motivated me to come back stronger.

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Johan   Van Staden