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EFC - Fighter Profile - Chad Hanekom

Chad 'Superman' Hanekom

Light Heavyweight

Record [W L D] : 3 - 0 - 0

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

Age : 26

Height : 1.91 m

Reach : 192 cm

Strengths :All round MMA athlete

Incredibly strong
Impeccable conditioning and fitness

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Sunninghill, JHB

Gym : Fight Fit Militia (FFM)

Trainer : Richard Quan

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Chad Hanekom
Submissions 40%
Striking 40%
Takedowns 20%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 54 - 15 October 2016
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
    EFC54 - Chad Hanekom vs Wade Henderson
  • EFC 50 - 17 June 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Hanekom vs Erraught
  • EFC 46 - 12 December 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Chad Hanekom vs Ruben Groenewald

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Wade Henderson
  • EFC 54
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Cian Erraught
  • EFC 50
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (RNC)
  • Ruben Groenewald
  • EFC 46
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    MMA

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    My dream is to be a professional athlete of the highest level, and I truly believe that MMA is the sport which tests athletes on all levels, mentally, physically, emotionally. When training to expand my rugby skill set, I got more involved in more MMA disciplines. I started off with wrestling and grappling and then transitioned into boxing too. My coach Richard Quan saw that I had some potential as an athlete. After training at FFM for a while my passion for MMA and fighting grew strongly. I was hooked on fighting in a very short space of time and I had lost all interests in pursuing rugby.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    None… YET!

    How did you get your fight name?

  • Well because I'm super human; some say it’s because of my strength and others say it’s because of my speed, ha ha ha. It actually started back in my school days at Parktown Boys' High School. I was the first team rugby captain at the time and the boys in true fashion would chant and sing some Superman war cries. When I got to FFM, Demarte Pena heard about it and then it just kind of stuck, and here we are now.

    Favoured technique?

    I have no one particular favorite style or technique. I train all disciplines and as a mixed martial artist i love and embrace them all.

    Who is your hero, and why?

    Richie McCaw, because he's an Alpha Male.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I have an Honors Degree in Sport Science and Biokinetics. I am also a high performance coach at Iron Athletics.

    What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

    Every time I fight in EFC it’s my equivalent of putting on my Springbok rugby jersey. Strapping those EFC gloves on and doing my thing in the hexagon is a dream come true.

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    Added Detail

  • Undefeated as an amateur
  • Has trained with multiple EFC champs
  • Called Superman for his incredible strength and Speed


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