Don Madge - Official UFC® Profile
7-1-0( W-L-D )
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Record: 7-1-0
Summary: Striking, BJJ and conditioning

Fighter Info

Nickname: Magic Man
From: Cape Town South Africa
Fights Out Of: Johannesburg South Africa
Age: 27
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )


TRAINING: Three sessions a day: two pro practices (striking, wrestling and BJJ) and a conditioning session. Monday-Thursday, Friday is sparring day and Saturday is BJJ and wrestling.   
Thoughts on opponent, Te Edwards? A good challenge. He’s an athletic, high-level wrestler, he will definitely bring a good fight, which is exactly what I want.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting Muay Thai at the age of 14 and lived in Thailand, competing until the age of 20. I always enjoyed fighting growing up, as well as being super competitive. It seemed to be a natural progression. I began MMA in the beginning of 2011 and debuted professionally in November 2011.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time EFC lightweight world champion. Multiple national and international Muay Thai champion.
Do you have any heroes? Marcelo Garcia and GSP.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s everything I’ve ever worked for. Being South African, many people don’t hear about us around the world in terms of MMA. I am honored to be called a UFC athlete; it’s a true dream come true. I’m proud to represent my country at the highest level of the game. This is only the beginning.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve only ever been a fighter. As soon as I finished school I was on a flight to Thailand and never looked back.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Any type of choke.
Favorite Striking technique: Elbow strikes.

  • Pro since 2011


  • Four wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)


  • Five first round finishes


  • All three losses to Leon Mynhardt


  • Has gone five rounds twice


  • On four-fight winning streak (all finishes)


  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by mistake by a ring announcer during a professional K1 fight here in SA.”


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