Ruan
Potts
8-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-3-0
Summary: Submissions and striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Fangzz
From: Cape Town South Africa
Fights Out Of: Boksburg South Africa
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 247 lb ( 112 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
32
31% Successful
10
Types of Successful Strikes
0
10
80% Standing
20%
8
2
Striking Defense
8
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
0
1
Takedown Defense
14
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ruan Potts Aug 30, 2014
10 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Anthony Hamilton 60 5 0 3
Loss
Soa Palelei May 10, 2014
5 1 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Ruan Potts 0 0 2 0

Biography

TRAINING: 5:30-9:00am BJJ/Wrestling. 1:00-3:00pm Muay Thai / Boxing. 6:30-9:00pm Strength and Conditioning/Swimming/Stretching.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Funny story really. I am a dental technician by trade and I used to offer my services to make mouth guards to the gyms in my local area. I went to a MMA gym in the area and saw these guys training. It looked like fun, so I decided to join the following week. The rest is history. I also trained in the art of Judo from the age of 16 and received my national colours, i.e. I placed first in my country. I currently have a black belt in Judo.

What ranks and titles have you held? EFC Africa Heavyweight Champion 2011-2014, Muay Thai – South African Champion - 2011, Judo – National Champion

Do you have any heroes? Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva, Randy Couture and of course Dana White (He is a LEGEND).

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a great honor for me to fight in the largest proving ground our sport has to offer – THE UFC.  It is also a great honor to represent my country South Africa and continent Africa, but with that comes a heap of pressure not to disappoint and keep the loyal supporters satisfied.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied dental technology and heat engineering. I am a qualified dental technician and heating engineer.

What was your job before you started fighting? I owned my own dental laboratory.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Judo, brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Judo and BJJ

Favorite striking technique: Muay thai
•    Pro since 2011

•    Four wins by KO, four by submission – has finished all wins

•    Six first round finishes

•    Had trilogy with Andrew van Zyl, winning series 2-1

Career

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