EFC - Fighter Profile - Tumelo Maphutha

Tumelo 'The Truck' Maphutha

Light Heavyweight

Record [W L D] : 7 - 8 - 1

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

Age : 36

Height : 1.9 m

Reach : 196 cm

Strengths :KO Power in both hands

Head hunter
Physical and strong

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Shoshanguve, PTA

Gym : Soshanguve Fighting Club

Trainer : Eric Zulu

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Tumelo Maphutha
Submissions 20%
Striking 80%
Takedowns 0%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 52 - 05 August 2016
    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
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    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
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    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
    EFC52 - Maphutha vs Dalcha
  • EFC 45 - 07 November 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha
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    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha
  • EFC 42 - 08 Agust 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Tumelo Maphutha vs Marc Vlieger
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Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Champion Dalcha
  • EFC 52
  • Loss
  • R5 Decision (unanimous)
  • Ruan Potts
  • EFC 45
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Marc Vlieger
  • EFC 42
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Gideon Drotchsie
  • EFC 39
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Majority)
  • Danie van Heerden
  • EFC 31
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Fraser Opie
  • EFC 27
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Punches)
  • JP Kruger
  • EFC 22
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Garreth McLellan
  • EFC 20
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Split)
  • Henry Fadipe
  • EFC 19
  • Draw
  • R3 Draw (Split)
  • Chris du Pont
  • EFC 18
  • Win
  • R1 KO (Punch)
  • Wade Henderson
  • EFC 16
  • Loss
  • R3 Decision (Split)
  • Liam Cleland
  • EFC 15
  • Loss
  • R3 DQ (Kicking to head of grounded opponent)
  • Chett Meyer
  • EFC 11
  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (Elbows)
  • Dain Neveling
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Paul van Vuuren
  • -
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Dain Neveling
  • -
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Muay Thai, Thai Boxing

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I started MMA in 2010. At first just for fun, now it’s more serious.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    SA heavyweight Thai boxing champion, King of the Ring Africa K1 champion 2005, Kyokushin 2nd dan black belt.

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    Notable fights

    Opponent
    Event
    Result
    JP Kruger
    EFC 22
    Loss
    Henry Fadipe
    EFC 19
    Draw
    Chris du Pont
    EFC 18
    Win

    Added Detail

  • Competed at middle, light heavy and heavyweight
  • Won fastest KO in EFC history
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