Saturday, 7 April 2012

Adam “The Prodigy” Speechly fighter profile

Adam “The Prodigy” Speechly is one of the most talented grapplers in South Africa, and has won countless grappling competitions in both his weight division and the  absolute divisions.

Speechly started his career as a submission wrestler, but soon found MMA, and given his background took to it instantly, accumulating an impressive 8-1 record before being contracted by the EFC. At the time, Speechly held notable wins over Ryan van Niekerk, Alex Cheboub and Dallas Jakobi. His lone loss came at the hands of current EFC Africa Middleweight champion Jeremy “Pitbull” Smith. Speecly had also won the USP / NHBSA 8 Man elimination tournament held in September 2009.

Adam Speechly continued his success in the EFC, with a 3-1 record which earned him a title shot against Nolan Swanepoel at EFC Africa 8 in April 2011. Speechly won this fight via second round Guillotine choke to become the first EFC Africa Welterweight champion. The title however was wrested from him later that year by Dallas Jakobi in a five round decision at EFC Africa 10.

Adam Speechly will now drop to lightweight to face Costa Ioannou for the EFC Africa Lightweight title at EFC 14.

Adam Speechly Stats

Age: 23
Height: 5’9” (175cm)
Weight: 70 Kg
Weight division: Lightweight / Welterweight
Stance: Orthadox
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fight team: Smith’s Boxing Gym
Twitter profile: @AdamSpeechly

Adam Speechly fight stats

All time stats – 12 wins, 3 losses
EFC stats – 4 wins, 2 losses (1 KO, 3 Submissions)

Adam Speechly EFC fights

Dallas Jakobi
Decision (Unanimous)
Nolan Swanepoel
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
EFC Africa 8
Abdullah Hamdan
KO (Punches)
EFC Africa 6
Nolan Swanepoel
Submission (Rear-naked Choke)
EFC Africa 4
Russell van Heerden
TKO (Elbows)
EFC Africa 3
Dino Bagattin
Submission (Rear-naked Choke)
EFC Africa 2

Adam Speechly Fighting Achievements

2012 – EFC Africa Lightweight Challenger
2012 – Quantum Cup Absolute Grappling Champion (No-Gi)
2012 – Quantum Cup u75kg Grappling Champion (No-Gi)
2011 – First EFC Africa Welterweight Champion
2010 – Quantum Cup Absolute Grappling Runner up (No-Gi)
2010 – Quantum Cup u75kg Grappling Champion (No-Gi)
2009 – USP / NHBSA 8 Man elimination tournament champion

Adam Speechly MMA South Africa Awards

Adam Speechly Articles

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