EFC - Fighter Profile - Pierre Botha

Pierre Botha

Featherweight

Record [W L D] : 6 - 4 - 0

Submission : 2 Wins - 4 Losses
TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
Decision : 3 Wins - 0 Losses

Age : 27

Height : 1.75 m

Reach : 178 cm

Strengths :Exceptional wrestler

Strong in the clinch
Unstoppable takedowns

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Boksburg, JHB

Gym : Fangzz Fitness

Trainer : Ruan Potts

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Pierre Botha
Submissions 30%
Striking 30%
Takedowns 40%

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Boney Bukaka
  • EFC 53
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 46
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (RNC)
  • Nelson Feiteira
  • EFC 43
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Split)
  • Sindile Manengela
  • EFC 41
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Tumisang Madiba
  • EFC 34
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Lourens Botes
  • EFC 28
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Francois Groenewald
  • EFC 27
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Mbulelo Swekile
  • EFC 24
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
  • EFC 23
  • Win
  • R2 Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
  • Mawande Mazithambe
  • EFC 21
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background Disciplines:

    Wrestling

    What do you do for fight preparation?

    I do a lot of high cardio wrestling and road work. Also mat work, a lot of hours on the mat.

    When did you start MMA training?

    About a year ago.

    How did you transition to MMA

    I achieved a lot in wrestling, Junior and Senior Protea colors in wrestling, gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Scotland, fourth place at the Spain Open in 2012, qualifier for the Olympic Games in Finland and China 2012 and bronze at the Africa Senior wrestling Champs when I was still Junior ( 17 years old). MMA is a new challenge for me with new goals to achieve.

    What ranks and titles have you held?

  • Youth Commonwealth Champ and SA Wrestling Champ 37 times.

    Tell us about your most memorable fight.

    My last amateur fight I went three rounds against Madiba. He had excellent Jits and I still got good position on him.

    What is your favorite Technique?

    Pickup and slam.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I’m one of a twin and we share a lot. It’s scary sometimes as we work in different towns and sometimes when we meet later we discover that we had the same thoughts on something and the exact same moment in time. Weird!

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    Notable fights

    Opponent
    Event
    Result
    Lourens Botes
    EFC 28
    WIN

    Added Detail

  • Commonwealth wrestler
  • Twin brother to Hanru Botha
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