|Born||November 12, 1990|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Other names||Magic Man|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Sunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Team||Fight Fit Militia|
|Years active||2011 - pres (Mixed martial arts|MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Search Don Madge on Amazon.Don Madge (born November 12, 1990) is a South African professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor presently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mixed martial arts career
Extreme Fighting Championship
Madge made his professional MMA debut on November 10, 2011 in the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) at EFC 11. Madge won the Lightweight title for the first time on June 27, 2013 at EFC 20.
After EFC 58, Madge was hired as a sparring partner for UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg prior to Cyborg's successful title defence at UFC 219. Madge was then signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Madge made his UFC debut on October 27, 2018 against Te Edwards at UFC Fight Night 138 on October 27, 2018. He knocked Edwards out with a head kick fifteen seconds into the second round and earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus
Madge's next fight was on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242 - Khabib vs Poirier in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate. He was originally scheduled to fight Magomed Mustafaev, but Mustafaev was removed from the event for undisclosed reasons. Madge instead faced Fares Ziam and won the fight by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
- Performance of the Night - UFC Fight Night 138
- Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC)
- Two time EFC lightweight champion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Win||9–3–1||Fares Ziam||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier||September 7, 2019||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||8-3-1||Te Edwards||KO (head kick)||UFC Fight Night 138||October 27, 2018||2||0:14||Moncton, Canada||Performance of the night.|
|Win||7-3-1||Dave Mazany||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC 58||April 8, 2017||2||2:02||Cape Town, South Africa||Regained the EFC Lightweight title.|
|Win||6-3-1||Jadyson Costa||TKO (punches)||EFC 52||August 5, 2016||1||2:31||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Win||5-3-1||Tyson Chelin||TKO (kicks)||EFC 48||April 22, 2016||1||0:54||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Win||4-3-1||Regis Muyambo||TKO (punches)||EFC 39||May 7, 2015||1||4:59||Brakpan, South Africa|
|Loss||3-3-1||Leon Mynhardt||Submission (guillotine choke)||EFC 37||February 21, 2015||1||3:08||Brakpan, South Africa|
|Draw||3-2-1||Boyd Allen||Draw (split)||EFC 30||June 5, 2014||5||5:00||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Loss||3-2||Leon Mynhardt||Decision (split)||EFC 25||November 7, 2013||3||5:00||Cape Town, South Africa||Lost the EFC Lightweight title.|
|Win||3-1||Costa Ioannou||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC 20||June 27, 2013||5||1:35||Brakpan, South Africa||Won the EFC Lightweight title.|
|Win||2-1||Hector Britts||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC 17||November 23, 2012||1||0:00||Brakpan, South Africa|
|Loss||1–1||Leon Mynhardt||TKO (punches)||EFC 13||April 13, 2012||3||3:23||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Win||1–0||Wade Groth||TKO (knees)||EFC 11||November 10, 2011||1||2:56||Randburg, South Africa|
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