EFC - Fighter Profile - Barend Nienaber

Barend 'BB Gun' Nienaber

Featherweight

Record [W L D] : 5 - 4 - 0

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

Age : 28

Height : 1.76 m

Reach : 175 cm

Strengths :Young and hungry

Undefeated in the hexagon
Excellent all-rounder

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
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  • EFC 51 - 15 July 2016
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  • EFC 51 - 15 July 2016
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    EFC47 - Henry vs Nienaber
  • EFC 47 - 05 March 2016
    EFC47 - Tumisang Madiba vs. Barend Nienaber
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  • EFC 46 - 12 December 2015
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  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
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  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
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  • EFC 32 - 07 August 2014
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  • EFC 29 - 01 May 2014
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  • EFC 22 - 15 August 2013
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  • EFC 20 - 27 June 2013
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Fight History

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

Fighter's Biography

  • Background Discipline

    Muay Thai

    What do you do for 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 and why did you start martial arts training?

    I saw a UFC clip once and that made me hungry for MMA.

    How did you transition to 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 and titles have you held?

    Muay Thai SA champion.

    Tell us about your most memorable fight.

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

    What is your favourite technique?

    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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