EFC - Fighter Profile - Brendon Groenewald

Brendon Groenewald

Heavyweight

Record [W L D] : 7 - 4 - 0

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

Age : 38

Height : 1.88 m

Reach : 193 cm

Strengths :High level BJJ purist

Unorthodox mixed martial artist
Excellent off his back

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Cape Town, SA

Gym : Panther Fighting Arts

Trainer : Self

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Brendon Groenewald
Submissions 40%
Striking 20%
Takedowns 40%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 55 - 11 November 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Leon Mynhardt
  • EFC 48 - 22 April 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 45 - 07 November 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 39 - 07 May 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 35 - 06 November 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 30 - 05 June 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 28 - 27 March 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 25 - 07 November 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 23 - 12 September 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 18 - 1 March 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
  • EFC 16 - 19 October 2012
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Brendon Groenewald

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Ruan Potts
  • EFC 55
  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (RNC)
  • Danie van Heerden
  • EFC 48
  • Loss
  • R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Tomasz Kowalkowski
  • EFC 45
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Triangle)
  • Andrew Van Zyl
  • EFC 39
  • Loss
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Christophe Walravens
  • EFC 35
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Elvis Moyo
  • EFC 30
  • Win
  • R1 TKO
  • Vandam Mbuyi
  • EFC 28
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Punches)
  • Vandam Mbuyi
  • EFC 27
  • Win
  • Disqualification
  • Bernardo Mikixi
  • EFC 25
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Majority)
  • Roelof Scheepers
  • EFC 23
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Gideon Drotschie
  • EFC 18
  • Loss
  • R3 TKO (Elbows)
  • Sors Grobbelaar
  • EFC 16
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Fighter's Biography

  • Fight preparation?

    I train twice a day either cardio or BJJ with K-1 or boxing five days a week and every alternate Sunday open field or beach training. Also enjoy a good session of thumb wars helps with grip strength.

    When and why did you start training for fighting?

    Started fight training three years ago as I was looking for a replacement to rugby tried a variety of activity but Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu filled the void and that evolved into MMA for me and I just love competing win or Loss, it’s a lifestyle sport so you can train till you die. Also David Levey, my Jits coach and friend looks like someone out of a Marvel Comic book and he’s been doing it a while was. I always hoped to look like that.

    What ranks and titles have you held?

    I only base achievements on what's current as a persons’ as good as his or her latest efforts so in 2012 I have taken a bronze medal in Carlson Gracie African Cup Silver in Gracie Submission Pro Double Gold Abu Dhabi Africa World Pro Trials Silver at Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships 2012

  • and hoping to add a few more medals before year end with Cape Town International Open on the 8th of December and Abu Dhabi trials in February. I rank myself king of the pop charts even though I'm a crap singer even my girlfriend tells me so.

    Favourite technique?

    No favourite technique I try be semi proficient in all spheres. But I do love superman so wearing my underpants on the outside and flying could be a favourite thing to dream.

    Other interesting information?

    I am a tree hugger who puts animals needs before mine and anyone else's I don't keep trophies as proof of success and give my prizes and trophies to kids for motivation. I don't measure success by the objects people have but rather the value they add to society and their willingness to be selfless when the time comes. My dog Max is my best friend hence the unfinished tattoo on my arm with his name.

  • See More Information
    Hide Information

    Notable fights

    Opponent
    Event
    Result
    Vandam Mbuyi
    EFC 28
    Win
    Elvis Moyo
    EFC 30
    Win
    Bernardo Mikixi
    EFC 25
    Loss

    Added Detail

  • Won the vacant EFC heavyweight championship
  • Fighter's Tweets

    Brendon Groenewald

    Fighter's Latest News

    See More Related Articles
    Hide Older Related Articles