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EFC - Fighter Profile - Lourens Botes

Lourens Botes

Bantamweight

Record [W L D] : 3 - 7 - 0

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

Age : 37

Height : 1.71 m

Reach : 170 cm

Strengths :Veteran Campaigner

Tough and Resilient
Good All-Rounder

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Nelspruit, MP

Gym : Rio Grappling Lowveld

Trainer : Craig MacFayden

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Lourens Botes
Submissions 30%
Striking 50%
Takedowns 20%

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Gary Joshua
  • EFC 55
  • Loss
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Sylvester Chipfumbu
  • EFC 52
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (unanimous)
  • Martin De Beer
  • EFC 47
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (RNC)
  • Pieter de Klerk
  • EFC 41
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Bill Thusi
  • EFC 37
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Oumpie Sebeko
  • EFC 34
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Split)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
  • EFC 31
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (RNC)
  • Pierre Botha
  • EFC 28
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boney Bukaka
  • EFC 25
  • Loss
  • R2 KO (Knee)
  • Nkazimulo Zulu
  • EFC 21
  • Loss
  • R2 KO (Punches)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I started Martial Arts at the age of 10 after watching ‘The Karate Kid’.

    How and why did you transition to MMA?

    I became bored with Karate and MMA looked like a very challenging sport and that was therefore m next challenge in combat sport.

    Favoured technique?

    I do not have a specific technique I favour. Basically anything that will give me the win.

    Who is your hero, and why?

    I do not have a specific hero, but look up to various people from different walks of life.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?


  • I enjoy online gaming, having a braai with friends and spending time with my fiancé and little boy.

    What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

    It is a goal I set myself when taking up MMA. At the time there was no EFC, but I always wanted to compete at the top platform that was available. When EFC started I knew it was my calling to fight for EFC.

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  • Competing as a MMA pro since 2013
  • Debuted against flyweight champion Nkazimulo Zulu
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