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Don Madge

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Don Madge
Born (1990-11-12) November 12, 1990 (age 30)
Cape Town, South Africa
Other namesMagic Man
NationalitySouth African
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (MMA)
Fighting out ofSunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa
TeamFight Fit Militia
Madfit MMA
Years active2011 - pres (Mixed martial arts|MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision1
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Amazon.com Logo.png 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)[1].


Madge started Karate at the age of 6. He took up Muay Thai at the age of 14 and went on to compete in Thailand[2]. In 2011 he returned to South Africa to pursue a career in MMA[3].

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Extreme Fighting Championship[edit]

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[4].

In his eleventh professional EFC fight, Madge won the EFC lightweight title for a second time on April 8, 2017 at EFC 58[5][6].

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[7][8]. Madge was then signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)[9][10].

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Madge made his UFC debut on October 27, 2018 against Te Edwards at UFC Fight Night 138 on October 27, 2018[11]. He knocked Edwards out with a head kick fifteen seconds into the second round[12] and earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus[13]

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[14]. Madge instead faced Fares Ziam and won the fight by unanimous decision[15].

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
    • Performance of the Night - UFC Fight Night 138[16]
  • Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC)
    • Two time EFC lightweight champion.[17]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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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  2. "BOOM! Pro Fighters Don Madge & Shannon Wiratchai Prepare for Latest Bouts at TMT". Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  3. "INSTRUCTORS". madfitmma. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  4. "Costa Ioannou vs. Don Madge, EFC Africa 20 | MMA Bout". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  5. "Madge Bests Mazany, Wins Lightweight Title". FIGHT SPORTS. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  6. "'Magic' Madge claims EFC lightweight belt". Sport. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  7. "Don Madge signs with the UFC". eNCA. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  8. Kihn, Stephen (2019-03-11). "Cris Cyborg touches down in SA". Sport. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  9. "DON MADGE SIGNS WITH THE UFC". South African MMA. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  10. Kihn, Stephen (2018-10-26). "Don Madge to make UFC debut". Sport. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  11. "Report: Te Edwards faces Don Madge At UFC Fight Night Moncton | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  12. J (2018-10-28). "UFC Moncton - Edwards vs. Madge". Planet MMA. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  13. Kihn, Stephen (2018-10-29). "Don Madge wins on UFC debut". Sport. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  14. "Magomed Mustafaev out, Don Madge now meets Fares Ziam at UFC 242". MMA Junkie. 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  15. Fortune, Ryan (September 7, 2019). "UFC 242 Results: Don Madge Grinds to Decision Victory Against Fares Ziam".
  16. "UFC Moncton bonuses: Anthony Smith picks up another $50k". MMA Junkie. 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  17. "Don Madge". efcworldwide.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. Sherdog.com. "Don". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

External links[edit]

Don Madge at UFC

Professional MMA record for Don Madge from Sherdog

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