Monday, 5 March 2012

Wesley Hawkey - Fighter profile

Wesley “The Young Assassin” Hawkey is one of the most aggressive fighters in the featherweight division. Coming from a boxing family, The Young Assassin naturally got involved in the sport and excelled, becoming a junior South African champion.

Hawkey followed his brothers into MMA and enjoyed instant success, winning his first three fights en route a title shot. Hawkey was unsuccessful in his first title fight against Ryan van Niekerk, but the experience certainly helped him to evolve as a fighter.

Since his move to the Extreme Fighting Championship, Hawkey has managed to win three straight fights in under two minutes, including wins over Jean-Luc Kazadi and Denzil Wait. Hawkey’s destructive spree in the EFC has earned him a title shot against EFC featherweight champion Demarte Pena. Hawkey, who has a complete MMA game and experienced the emotion of a title fight will be a tough opponent for the reigning champion.

Wesley Hawkey has an incredible professional MMA record, finishing six of his seven opponents, all within the first round. For a self professed “white belt in Jits”, Hawkey has won via submission a remarkable 4 times. Both Hawkey’s losses have also come via submission, courtesy of Ryan van Niekerk and Francois Groenewald.

Wesley Hawkey stats
Nickname: The Young Assassin
Age: 25
Height: 5’8” (173cm)
Weight: 65 Kg
Weight division: Featherweight
Stance: Southpaw
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Fight team: Undisputed Fight Club
Twitter profile: @YoungAssassin_1

Wesley Hawkey fight stats
EFC Stats – 3 wins, 0 losses
All time stats – 7 wins, 2 losses

Wesley Hawkey EFC fights
Denzil Wait
Submission (Armbar)
Victor Anyaogu
TKO (Punches)
EFC Africa 11
Jean-Luc Kazadi
Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Wesley Hawkey Fighting Achievements
2010 – Fight Force title contender
South African junior boxing champion

Wesley Hawkey MMA South Africa Awards

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