Faeez   "Troublemaker"   Jacobs

Bantamweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 7 - 2 - 0
  • Submission : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 5 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 23
  • Height : 5'9" (1.76 m)
  • Reach : 71,26" (181 cm)
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • BG Discipline : Kickboxing
  • Strengths : Abnormal reach
    Explosive striking
    Unpredictably dynamic
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Gym : FighterzInc MMA & Welness Academy
  • Trainer : Fidaah Edries
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 10%
  • Takedowns : 10%
  • Striking : 80%

Fighters Media

Can't get enough Faeez Jacobs
EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 63 Fight Week Interview: Faeez Jacobs
CONCUSSION IN TRAINING RULES BAGATTIN OUT
Countdown to EFC 61: Van Zyl vs Mostert
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Faeez Jacobs: “Line Them Up”
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EFC 81 Highlights
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EFC 81 Faeez Jacobs Hexagon Interview
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EFC 81 Post Event Press Conference
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“DREAMS DO COME TRUE”
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EFC 81 Weigh-In
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JACOBS OUT TO MANIFEST DESTINY AGAINST ZULU
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR EFC 81
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EFC 81 Zulu & Jacobs Face-off for first time on SABC News
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Interview with The ‘Troublemaker’ Faeez Jacobs
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#EFC81 COUNTDOWN BEGINS NOW!
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Countdown to EFC 81 Zulu vs Jacobs
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EFC 81 Zulu vs Jacobs, Madiba vs Botha
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EFC 81 Top 6 Finishers
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EFC 81 Zulu vs Jacobs – Teaser
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EFC 81 Faeez Jacobs Iconic KO
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“NOTHING WILL STOP ME”
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“I CAN FEEL THE MOMENT ALREADY”
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ZULU & JACOBS SHOT AT GOLD
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INSIDE THE HEX HIGHLIGHTS
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EFC 79: Faeez Jacobs Hexagon Interview
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‘SMILEY’ DEMOLISHES CROATIA’S ‘COWBOY’
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EFC 79 Fight Card
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KABESA SEES “NO CHALLENGE” IN ‘CROATIAN COWBOY’
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FAEEZ JACOBS JUMPS AT OPPORTUNITY
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EFC 75 Post-Event Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 75 Engaged Episode 4
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EFC 75 Weigh-In
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EFC 75 Fight Week Press Conference
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EFC 75 Engaged Episode 1
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ULTIMATE FAN DAY THIS WEDNESDAY
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10 DAYS TO #EFC75 IN CAPE TOWN
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THE ‘TROUBLEMAKER’ VS ‘THE PHANTOM’
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A KNOCKOUT WEEKEND WITH KALUNDA & DA ROCHA
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EFC 72 Dragon Energy Highlights
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EFC 72 Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 72 Engaged Episode 4
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EFC 72 Engaged Episode 2
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JUST OVER TWO WEEKS TO #EFC72
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EFC 72 Faeez ‘Troublemaker’ Jacobs
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EFC 72 | Cape Town | Just over 3 weeks away
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‘THE PRESIDENT’ IS BACK!
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EFC 68 Highlights
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EFC 68 Post Event Press Conference
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THIRD TIMES THE CHARM FOR ‘THE PUNISHER’
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EFC BRINGS THE STORM TO THE MOTHER CITY
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EFC 68 Weigh-In
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MADGE & MORE ON CAPE TOWN MAIN EVENT
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EFC 68 Engaged: Episode 2
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UNDERDOGS: VAN STADEN, BRIGHT, JACOBS, MUYAMBO & MUKULU
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THE COUNTDOWN TO EFC 68 IN CAPE TOWN HAS BEGUN
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EFC 2017 Awards: Athlete of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: KO of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Freshman of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Most Exciting Athlete of the Year
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
EFC 66 Engaged: Episode 5
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EFC 66 Engaged: Episode 5
EFC 66 Open Workout
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EFC 66 Open Workout
Can't get enough Faeez Jacobs
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Can’t get enough Faeez Jacobs
EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
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EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
EFC 65 Press Conference
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EFC 65 Press Conference
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“EITHER I FINISH HIM, OR HE QUITS”
EFC 65 Weigh-In
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EFC 65 Weigh-In
EFC 65 Engaged - Ep 5
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EFC 65 Engaged – Ep 5
EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
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EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
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AUSTIN AND ALLEN OPEN AS FAVOURITES AHEAD OF EFC 65
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FOUR FIGHTS ADDED
EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 8
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 8
EFC 63: Weigh-In
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EFC 63: Weigh-In
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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CAPE TOWN FAVOURS THE AMERICAS
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FIGHT WEEK FAN EVENT CONFIRMED
EFC 63 Fight Week Interview: Faeez Jacobs
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EFC 63 Fight Week Interview: Faeez Jacobs
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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: FAEEZ JACOBS VS NERICK SIMOES
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EFC 61: Post-Event Press Conference
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#ANDSTILL AT THE SUPERBOWL
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SUPERBOWL READY TO RUMBLE
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EFC 61 Engaged: Episode 8
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EFC 61 Engaged: Ep 7
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EFC 61: Weigh-In
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ODDS ON SUN CITY CHAMPIONS
CONCUSSION IN TRAINING RULES BAGATTIN OUT
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CONCUSSION IN TRAINING RULES BAGATTIN OUT
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THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN
Countdown to EFC 61: Van Zyl vs Mostert
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Countdown to EFC 61: Van Zyl vs Mostert
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EFC 58: Highlights
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EFC 58: Post-Fight Press Conference
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EFC 58: Weigh-In
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PURE WEIGH-IN FIRE
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EFC 58: Weigh-In
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BETTING ODDS SHIFT, MAZANY GAINING FAVOUR
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MAZANY & SAYED OPEN AS FAVOURITES OVER MADGE AND MADIBA
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Cape Town this Saturday!
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EFC 58: Media Day Highlights

Action Shots

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  • EFC – 63 – 09  September 2017
  • EFC – 61 – 08 July 2017
  • EFC – 58 – 08 April 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Nkazimulo Zulu
    EFC 81
    R5 Decision
  • Billy Oosthuizen
    EFC 79
    Win
    R1 TKO (Knees)
  • TC Khusu
    EFC 75
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Tumisang Madiba
    EFC 72
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Callum Ellenor
    EFC 68
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Oumpie Sebeko
    EFC 65
    Win
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Nerik Simoes
    EFC 63
    Loss
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Kevin Pheko
    EFC 61
    Win
    R1 TKO (Ref Stoppage)
  • Jessie Fleming
    EFC 58
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

What do you do for fight preparation?

I train many martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling and then I train strength and conditioning.

 

How did you get your fight name?

“Troublemaker” was given to me by my high school principal. I was in his office a lot and was even expelled from school. “Troublemaker” was everything that made me bad and I wanted to turn it around to mean something more positive. “Troublemaker” is to believe that you are worthy, the world is for me and not against me. To defy reality and make dreams come true. “Troublemaker” means to not conform and be so uniquely myself that I have to succeed.

 

When and why did you start MMA training?

I started in 2011 after getting into a backyard brawl. I loved it. I knew then, how much I loved the competition. Shortly after I watched the UFC, I decided at the age of 16, that I would be a professional MMA fighter.

 

How did you transition into MMA?

I started out boxing and then moved to kickboxing. My goal was always MMA but I wanted to be able to knock people out so I competed in kickboxing. I was a 3 belt champion, 2 pro titles and 1 amateur title. I moved to MMA and I haven’t looked back since.

 

 

 

 

 

Added Detail

  • Was an Uber driver before making his EFC debut

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Nerik Simoes
    EFC 63
    Loss
  • none
  • none
  • none
Faeez   Jacobs