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RANKINGS


HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Neill Koch

2. Terrence Xinti Born

3. Cameron Bowles

4. Alfred Sello Sebothoma



LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Joshua Stander

2. Josiah Obasi

3. Zhane Tannous

4. Siya Nonvemve

5. Lawrence Meyer



MIDDLEWEIGHT

1. Esteban van der Berg

2. Heindrich Wiese

3. Marc Coulson

4. Tristan Delport

5. Sarel du Plessis

6. Jonathan Street

7. Werner van Niekerk

8. Max Potgieter



WELTERWEIGHT

1. Ryan de Jager

2. Edgar Silva

3. Nakedi Mogashoa

4. Abel Khosa

5. Morgan Engelbrecht

6. Tyrone Platt

7. Iviwe Mphathiswa

8. Kobus Kotze

9. Edward Dikotla

10. Erick Kanyeba



LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Khanyo Maqam

2. Liam Schulze

3. Grant Farrow

4. Ignacious Nkomo

5. Allistar Kunene

6. Ash Zola

7. Ilunga Musumba

8. Zanro Burger

9. Nathan Janse van Rensburg

10. Liam van Staden

FEATHERWEIGHT

1. Mpho Hloka

2. Brandon Santos

3. Godwin Friday

4. Rudolf Sekhukhune

5. Tyron Lamprecht

6. Thimna Mhlauli

7. William Lekana

8. Henk van Niekerk

9. Hanief Diljan

10. Joseph Mbombo



BANTAMWEIGHT

1. Thapelo Seabi

2. Brandon Santos

3. Godfrey Mkhwanazi

4. Godwin Friday

5. Mathys du Randt

6. Moses Mohkhari

7. Tyron Lamprecht

8. Hlompho Phomodi

9. Kyle Joseph

10. Ruan Black



FLYWEIGHT

1. Ntando Zondi

2. Mduduzi Nkomo

3. Kelvin Smit

4. Philani Ngqoyiya

5. Moses Mohkhari

6. Siyanda Vilakazi

7. Joel Smit

8. Holompho Maseru

9. Quayiye Rogue Phefile

POUND FOR POUND

1. Ryan de Jager

2. Ntando Zondi

3. Thapelo Seabi

4. Mpho Hloka

5. Khanyo Maqam

6. Edgar Silva

7. Neill Koch

8. Liam Schulze

9. Brandon Santos

10. Grant Farrow

Versus MMA is a leading South African Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) company. Our primary focus is on promoting and showcasing the electrifying world of combat sports within the country. With a deep-rooted passion for nurturing talent and providing a platform for aspiring fighters, Versus MMA strives to propel MMA to new heights in South Africa.

At Versus MMA, we firmly believe in the transformative power of martial arts. Our core mission revolves around cultivating a culture of discipline, respect, and dedication through the practice of MMA. We endeavor to create an environment that enables athletes to push their boundaries, test their skills, and foster personal growth both inside and outside the ring.

We take immense pride in hosting top-tier amateur MMA events, featuring exceptional fighters from across South Africa. Our events serve as a springboard for up-and-coming athletes, offering them an opportunity to display their talents in a professional setting. By providing a safe and equitable competitive environment, we empower fighters to gain valuable experience and advance their careers.

However, our commitment extends far beyond the realm of competition. Versus MMA is devoted to promoting sportsmanship and camaraderie within the MMA community. We emphasize respect, support, and unity among fighters, coaches, and fans. Our aim is to cultivate a positive and inclusive atmosphere that celebrates the diversity of participants and enthusiasts alike.

As a socially responsible South African Amateur MMA company, we actively engage in initiatives that give back to the community. We are involved in programs that advocate for the benefits of martial arts, such as offering training opportunities for youth and supporting local charities. We firmly believe that MMA has the potential to inspire and empower individuals, and we strive to make a positive impact that transcends the confines of the ring.

Whether you are a fighter, a dedicated fan, or simply intrigued by the captivating world of MMA, Versus MMA warmly invites you to embark on this exhilarating journey with us. Together, let us celebrate the unwavering dedication, extraordinary skill, and indomitable spirit of South Africa's amateur MMA athletes. Join us in contributing to the growth and success of the sport we hold dear, as we unite in the pursuit of excellence within the ever-evolving world of MMA.

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