Koba "Turbo" Iakobidze
- Submission : 2 Wins - 3 Losses
- TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
- Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
- Age : 27
- Height : 1.78m
- Reach :
- Leg Span :
- Stance :
- BG Discipline : Boxing
- From : Georgia
- Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg
- Gym : Fight Fit Militia
- Trainer : Richard Quan
- Submission : 10%
- Takedowns : 20%
- Striking : 70%
Pro Fight History
Mthobisi ButheleziEFC 41LossR Submission (Ankle Lock)
EFC 36EFC 36WinR Submission (RNC)
Brendon GroenewaldEFC 17LossR Submission (RNC)
Alain IlungaEFC 14WinR Submission (strikes)
Gareth BuirskiEFC 12LossR Guillotine Choke
Exhibition Fight History
I train 5 times per week, full ground and stand-up training.
When and why did you start MMA?
I started MMA around 2009, three years after I came to SA from Georgia. I wanted to box professionally in South Africa but I was disappointed with the standard. I walked into an MMA gym, Team CIT in Pretoria, and enjoyed MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held?
I was 5x Georgian boxing champion. I had 92 fights and only lost 2 when I was 7 years old.
What do you enjoy about MMA?
Everything. I’m not a ground fighter, but since I’ve been training with Attila Barna I’ve grown to enjoy grappling. At first I hated being taken down, but now I’m more interested in the entire sport. I also enjoy training with top fighters like Leon Mynhardt, who has taught me a lot about stand-up, and Michiel Opperman and Adam Speechly, who have taught me a lot on the ground. Team CIT has a great bunch of guys to spar with.
- 33% win rate
- 7 MMA fights in total
- 5 of his 7 fights have been under EFC