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Cameron Saaiman

Bantamweight Division

7-0-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

2

First Round Finishes

Cameron Saaiman

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Cameron Saaiman's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

 

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Pretoria, South Africa
Fighting style
MMA
Age
22
Height
68.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 10, 2022
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2019
     
  • Five wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
     
  • Two first-round finishes
     
  • Reported 5-0 amateur record
     
  • Origin of nickname – “Most Savage Player – it was given to me by one of my coaches.”

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Saaiman stopped Steven Koslow via strikes at 4:13 of the third round 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode five
(8/23/22) Saaiman knocked out Joshua Wang-Kim at 2:52 of the third round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at the age of 12 after watching a live MMA event. I looked up to how strong, confident, and tough those guys were and wanted to be like them.

What ranks and titles have you held? South African K-1 kickboxing champion. Fightstar Junior bantamweight champion, Fightstar Senior bantamweight champion, EFC bantamweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Both my coach, Morne Visser, and teammate, Dricus Du Plessis, are massive inspirations to me.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has been a dream of mine to since I was 12 years old. This has been almost a decade of hard work and I’m ready to roll with the best guys in the world.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was the head coach and owner of the Little Legends program that taught MMA to kids in various locations in our state (Gauteng)

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Round kick