JT   "Blade"   Botha. J

Middleweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 1 - 2 - 0
  • Submission : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 31
  • Height : 5"8" (179 cm)
  • Reach : 74.90" (190 cm)
  • Leg Span : 43.37" (110 cm)
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths :
    Strong Wrestling base
    Physical, aggressive, incredibly durable
    Groomed as an MMA prospect
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Pretoria, South Africa
  • Gym : Team CIT
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

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JT Botha vs Robo Ambamba
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BEST PICTURES FROM EFC 99!
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KABESA CEMENTS HIS LEGACY OF GREATNESS
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EFC 99 ENGAGED: “IT’S TIME TO FINISH THE JOB”
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EFC 99 WSB BETTING ODDS
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ITS FRIGHT WEEK AS SMILEY FACES THE NIGHTMARE!
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JT Botha vs Kaleka Kabanda Added To EFC 99!
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BLADE WELCOMES THE WOLF AT EFC 99!
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TEAM CIT JUST GETTING STARTED!
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ZULU OVERCOMES THE ODDS
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EFC 89 COXEN VS BOTHA PROMO
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DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
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The Countdown to EFC 89 Has Begun
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ALL EYES ON EFC RETURN
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LESS THAN 10 DAYS TO EFC 83…FINALLY

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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Kaleka Kabanda
    EFC 99
    Loss
    R2 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
  • Pietie Coxen
    EFC 89
    Win
    R1 KO (Body Kick)
  • Ziko Magengele
    EFC 85
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

HERO?

I don’t really have a hero, but I do gather inspiration from different people like my head coach Morné Visser, my team mates like Dricus, Michiel etc. And then also from people like George St Piere, John Jones and Mike Tyson.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MMA?

I have always been interested in fighting, the concept always drew me in one way or another. I think it was the extreme aspect of it that finally made me want to give the sport a try and I haven’t looked back since.

WHAT ARE YOUR LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS?

Honours degree in Marketing, Teaching degree, Certificate in personal training, SFG level 1 instructor, Strength and conditioning coach, Double promotion amateur champion, Pro MMA Athlete, Entrepreneur

WHAT ARE YOUR FIGHT ACCOLADES?

KFN Middleweight Champion, EWC Middleweight Champion, Fightstar Middleweight Number one contender, IMAFF 2017 Worlds Team

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?

Full time pro fighter, Personal trainer, Strength and conditioning coach, Business Owner

FAMILY LIFE?

Beautiful wife Claudia Baggerohr

WHAT CAN THE FIGHT WORLD EXPECT FROM YOU?

The Blade; sharp, skilled, ready and focused on the goal: being the best.

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Ziko Magengele
    EFC 85
    Loss
  • none
  • none
  • none
JT   Botha. J