JT "Blade" Botha
- 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
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
- Submission : 40%
- Takedowns : 20%
- Striking : 40%
Pro Fight History
Kaleka KabandaEFC 99LossR2 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)–
Pietie CoxenEFC 89WinR1 KO (Body Kick)
Ziko MagengeleEFC 85LossR2 TKO (Punches)
Exhibition Fight History
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
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.