James   "The CEO"   Saks

Fighter's record
[W L D] : 0 - 2 - 0
  • Submission : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 30
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  • BG Discipline : Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Northcliff, Johannesburg
  • Gym : TapOut Academy
  • Trainer : Wiekus Swart/Gert Strydom
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
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Fight History

Pro Fight History

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  • Josh Muller
    EFC 22
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Daniel Rushworth
    R2 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

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Fighters Biography

What do you do for fight preparation?

Anything and everything! No, jokes. I am very privileged to have a great training camp around me. The people I spar and grapple with are all EFC fighters at a very high level and we go hard. I also train under Wiekus Swart who is the only heavyweight BJJ 1st Dan in South Africa which gives me a little bit more than your average coach.

When and why did you start martial arts training?

I started training MMA about 6 years ago. It all happened one cold night when I rocked up for Judo in Linden and the Dojo was closed. I bumped into a friend who suggested I come with him to a place called Tapout Academy. I was sceptical at first but when I arrived at the gym I met Wiekus and started rolling. I was instantly hooked so I hung up my Judo Gi and never looked back.

How did you transition to MMA?

It was love at first strike. I have been involved with martial arts since I was four years old so it was really evolution, eventually leading into MMA and BJJ.

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James   Saks