EFC - Fighter Profile - Martin Van Staden

Martin 'The Punisher' van Staden

Welterweight

Record [W L D] : 25 - 10 - 0

Submission : 5 Wins - 7 Losses
TKO/KO : 17 Wins - 0 Losses
Decision : 2 Wins - 3 Losses

Age : 34

Height : 1.83 m

Reach : 191 cm

Strengths : Refined Brawler

Matured Skill
Heavy Handed

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Sunninghill, Johannesburg

Gym : Fight Fit Militia (FFM)

Trainer : Richard Quan

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Martin Van Staden
Submissions 20%
Striking 70%
Takedowns 10%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 60 - 10 JUNE 2017
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
  • EFC 57 - 04 March 2017
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Martin van Staden vs Christian Holley
  • EFC 56 - 09 December 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin van Staden
  • EFC 50 - 17 June 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Du Plessis vs Van Staden
  • EFC 46 - 12 December 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - David Buirski
  • EFC 38 - 04 April 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 33 - 30 August 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 23 - 07 August 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 19 - 19 April 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 17 - 23 November 2012
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 15 - 27 July 2012
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 13 - 13 April 2012
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 11 - 10 November 2011
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 10 - 1 September 2011
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
  • EFC 09 - 30 June 2011
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Martin Van Staden

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Christian Holley
  • EFC 57
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Strikes)
  • Kaleka Kabanda
  • EFC 56
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Dricus du Plessis
  • EFC 50
  • Loss
  • R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • David Buirski
  • EFC 46
  • Loss
  • R5 Decision (Split)
  • Ayo Daly
  • EFC 38
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Jeremy Smith
  • EFC 33
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Henry Fadipe
  • EFC 23
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Ankle Lock)
  • Adam Speechly
  • EFC 19
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jadyson Costa
  • EFC 17
  • Win
  • R2 KO (Punches)
  • Dino Bagattin
  • EFC 15
  • Win
  • R3 Submission (Anaconda Choke)
  • Michiel Opperman
  • EFC 13
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Nolan Swanepoel
  • EFC 11
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Knees & Punches)
  • Francois Kabulu
  • EFC 10
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Elbows)
  • Steven Momah
  • EFC 9
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Elbows)
  • Leon Mynhardt
  • -
  • Loss
  • R5 Decision (Majority)
  • Ali Mclean
  • -
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (North South choke)
  • Ronald Dhlamini
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Cecil Smith
  • -
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Leon Mynhardt
  • -
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Brian Ebersole
  • -
  • Loss
  • R3 Submission (Inverted triangle choke)
  • Brian Thomas
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Mwandi Vapi
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Henk van Wyk
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Jeremy Scheepers
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Attila Barna
  • -
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
  • Jeremy Smith
  • -
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Jeremy Scheepers
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Dallas Jacobi
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Wade Henderson
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Mwandi Vapi
  • -
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ronald Dhlamini
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Manny da Silva
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Lucky Nochelle
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punches)
  • Gerhard van de Burgh
  • -
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Unknown)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    MMA

    Fight preparation?

    I am a full-time fighter, which means 3 to four times a day focusing on Jits, boxing and everything else an MMA athlete needs. I do a lot of conditioning which includes gym and swimming.

    When and why did you start MMA?

    I had my first pro fight in April 2008. I've always loved competition. I started with rugby but wasn't big enough to make it, so I turned to something else I was good at – fighting. I used to get into brawls in clubs so I decided to make something constructive out of it.

    What do you enjoy about MMA?

    The constant evolution of the sport. MMA never gets old and you have to keep up or fall behind. I love learning new techniques and applying them in the cage.


  • What do you consider your strengths to be?

    I see myself as an all-round freestyle fighter. I have strong ground and pound, good boxing and KO power in both arms.

    What do you do when not competing or training?

    Mainly relax and recover. I'll go to the movies or hang out at beach every few weeks but that's about it.

    MMA highlights:

    Fighting Brian Ebersole. He's now in the UFC, so going 3 rounds with a guy of that calibre is one of my proudest achievements. I've also had a number of good KO victories, particularly against Ronald Dlamini and Brian Thomas. I am also proud of my first fight at EFC AFRICA, a win against Steven Momah at EFC 09.

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