EFC - Fighter Profile - Kevin Pheko

Kevin 'The Hurricane' Pheko


Record [W L D] : 0 - 2 - 0

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

Age : 41

Height : 1.72 m

Reach : 174 cm

Strengths :Heavy handed

World class Muay Thai
Experienced grappler

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Norwood, Johannesburg

Gym : Fight Sports Center

Trainer : Brendon Katz

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Kevin Pheko
Submissions 10%
Striking 80%
Takedowns 10%

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Video Vault
  • Faeez Jacobs
  • EFC 61
  • Loss
  • TKO (Ref Stoppage)
  • Caleb Ridley
  • EFC 58
  • Loss
  • Submission (Triangle Choke)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Muay Thai and Karate

    Fight preparation?

    I train twice a day, morning and evening. I keep relaxed and I structure my diet to keep my weight on track. I do not sleep with my wife during periods of preparation and don’t touch any alcohol.

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    Started Karate at 13yrs old. I wanted to be the guy that kicks ass and I hated bullies.

    How did you transition to MMA?

    It is an exciting challenge from Thai Boxing.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    4 times SA Amateru Muay Thai Champion

    Silver in Muay Thai at World Games, Australia

  • How did you get your fight name?

    From an inspiring true story of an unsung African American boxing champion, Hurricane Cater.

    Favoured technique?

    I like to finish by KO, usually over-hand or left hook. It’s thrilling!

    Who is your hero and why?

    My Dad. He made something out of nothing!

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I am an architect. I love art, music and movies.

    What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?

    It’s a great opportunity to test my skill of an ongoing journey.

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