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EFC - Fighter Profile - Barend Nienaber

Barend 'BB Gun' Nienaber

Featherweight

Record [W L D] : 5 - 5 - 0

Submission : 2 Wins - 2 Losses
TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
Decision : 3 Wins - 1 Losses

Age : 28

Height : 1.76 m

Reach : 175 cm

Strengths :Phenomenal Natural Strength

Excellent All Rounder
Strong Muay Thai and Wrestling

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Hatfield, PTA

Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)

Trainer : Morne Visser

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Barend Nienaber
Submissions 60%
Striking 10%
Takedowns 30%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 59 - 13 May 2017
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 51 - 15 July 2016
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
  • EFC 51 - 15 July 2016
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC51 - Henry vs Nienaber
    EFC47 - Henry vs Nienaber
  • EFC 47 - 05 March 2016
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 46 - 12 December 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Pierre Botha vs Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 32 - 07 August 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 29 - 01 May 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 22 - 15 August 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 20 - 27 June 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Barend Nienaber

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Sindile Manengela
  • EFC 63
  • Loss
  • R3 Submission (RNC)
  • Alain Ilunga
  • EFC 59
  • Loss
  • R2 Knockout (Kick)
  • Danny Henry
  • EFC 51
  • Loss
  • R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Tumisang Madiba
  • EFC 47
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Pierre Botha
  • EFC 46
  • Win
  • R1 Tapout (RNC)
  • Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 36
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boyd Allen
  • EFC 32
  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (RNC)
  • Brendon Katz
  • EFC 29
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Amos Hlatswayo
  • EFC 22
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Kanyeba Anicet
  • EFC 20
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (RNC)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Muay Thai

    Fight preparation?

    I train almost every day and work on whatever game plan is current. My preparation is exactly the way I’m planning to fight on fight night.

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I saw a UFC clip once and that made me hungry for MMA. I started Muay Thai, went to a record of 12-0 and became the SA champ. I then beat a world champion, Driekus Skutte, which made me decide that I wanted to get into the Hexagon. From the day I started MMA my goal was to become an EFC fighter.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    South African Muay Thai Champion

    Favoured technique?

    Armbar

  • Tell us about your most memorable fight?

    I fought for the Fight Stars title and lost to a reversed armbar.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I’m the up-and-coming EFC champ! My daily job also gives me a kick. I’m one of the top 10 car sales people in South Africa and am aiming to be promoted to management. I love sports, will watch any sport on TV and used to be a Falcons rugby player. I love hanging out with my friends and having a jol. I’m a religious person and know that through God I have received everything I have today. I’m grateful for it.

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