Amanzimtoti mixed martial art (MMA) fighters, Bradley (20) and Dylan Swanepoel (18) fought their way to a joint first place at the National GroundQuest Grappling Tournament which was held in New Germany on Saturday, 4 August.
They both competed in the U70kg men’s division, which was the biggest and most advanced one with more than 15 competitors, including a number of EFC professional fighters, grappling champions, top level amateur MMA fighters and even an USA wrestling champion.
The boys demonstrated a very high level of Brazilian jiujitsu and wrestling skill, and fought their way through to the final where they had to face each other to fight for gold. “We made a family decision that the boys wouldn’t fight each other and so they got a combined first place,” said their father Morne, who is also their trainer and coach.
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