Colossa finished in third place in the Free State Championships and was granted a spot on South Africa’s first team. He then went on to win a bronze medal in the South Africa Fighting Championships. In 1999, he won the BIG Five Championships and came second in the Free State Championships. He then achieved second place in the 2000 SA Championships. In 2001, Colossa came third in the SA trials in Pretoria and was awarded his national colors. As a result of this success, he was chosen to represent South Africa in Vienna, Austria.

In 2002, he made his professional kickboxing debut. Colossa won his first two titles: South African Full-Contact Kickboxing Championship and the Ring Contact Fighting Art International Welterweight Kickboxing Champion Title. He received the Premier’s Youth Award in Bloemfontein. He was honored by the department of Sport, Arts, Culture, Science and Technology for his exceptional achievement in the field of sport.

In 2003, he was crowned the South African Professional Kickboxing Council Champion, Muay Thai Champion and was also the runner-up for the W.A.K.O. Professional World Championship. Later that year, he attained his first degree black belt in Ring Contact Fighting Art. In 2006, he was the runner-up of the King of the Ring World Title, and then went on to make his debut in K-1 Khan Fighting in South Korea.

In 2008, Colossa competed in various major events in Asia. He faced Naruepol Fairtex at Planet Battle in Hong Kong in June 2008 and Yodsaenklai Fairtex at Planet Battle in November 2008.

In 2009, Colossa competed in I-1 World Grand Slam in Hong Kong in October and I-1 Grand Extreme in Macau in November, coming second in both four-man tournaments.

In January 2010, Colossa took part in his first reality TV show in Enfusion: Test of the Champions in Koh Samui, Thailand. Later that year he won the Wu Lin Feng Golden Dragon Belt at King of the Ring Eight-man Tournament in Zhengzhou, China.

In June 2011 he became a contestant on The Challenger Muay Thai, where he won the Muay Thai Against Drugs belt against American Michael Chase Corley, during the series finale. The show was broadcast worldwide on AXN in September 2011, and continues to show on international networks around the world. At the end of that year he competed once again in I-1 Grand Slam four-man tournament in Hong Kong, this time emerging victorious with the belt.

On 3 April 2012, Colossa fought against the notable Muay Thai fighter Saiyok Pumpanmuang in the semi finals of the WMC tournament. On 31 December, Colossa competed in a Wu Lin Feng eight-man tournament fighting kickboxing in Beijing, China.

Mixed martial arts[edit]
Colossa made his professional MMA debut in May 2010. He began his career with a record of 4-1 with his only defeat being a controversial decision loss to URCC Welterweight Champion Eduard Folayang.[8]

ONE Fighting Championship[edit]
In September 2011, it was announced that Colossa had signed a 3 years contract with ONE Fighting Championship. He fought Ma Xing Yu at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 3 September, winning via stoppage early in the opening round.[9] After the fight, Colossa announced that he wanted to fight for the One FC lightweight belt.

He faced Lowen Tynanes at ONE Fighting Championship: Return of Warriors in February 2013. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission on the dying seconds of the third round.

Colossa rebounded with a series of wins in his two most recent appearances in ONE FC; he defeated Kotetsu Boku by decision in September 2013 and Caros Fodor by decision in December 2013.

In June 2014, it was announced that Colossa has signed with the UFC. He was expected to make his debut for the promotion on 23 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le.[10] However, a bout on that card never materialized and it appeared that he had a contract with ONE Fighting Championship that was due to expire in late September 2014.

Colossa was scheduled to face Caros Fodor in a rematch at ONE FC 20: Rise of the Kingdom taking place on 12 September 2014.[11] However, Colossa pulled out at the last minute due to injury.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]
Kickboxing and Muay Thai[edit]
2014 International Professional Combat Council(IPCC) 73 kg Champion
2012 World Muay Thai Council(WMC) I-1 Champion
2011 World Muay Thai Council(MAD) Champion
2010 King’s Cup Finalist
2010 WLF World Champion
2002 Ring Contact Fighting Art International Champion and South African Welterweight Kickboxing Champion
Former South African Muay Thai Middleweight Champion
Former South African Professional Kickboxing Council (P.K.C) Middleweight Champion
South African R.C.F.A Champion (Amateur)
Kickboxing record[edit]
Kickboxing and Muay Thai Record
30 Wins (14 (T)KOs, 16 decisions), 16 Losses[hide]
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2016-07-31 Win China Nurla Mulali Kunlun Fight 48 Jining, China Decision(Extra Round) 4 3:00
2016-06-05 Loss China Bo fufan Kunlun Fight 45 Chengdu, China Decision(Unanimous) 3 3:00
2015-01-03 Win Netherlands Duoli Chen Kunlun Fight 15: The World MAX Return Nanjing, China Decision 3 3:00
2014-06-29 Win China Xu Zhenguang Kunlun Fight 6 Chongqing, China Decision 3 3:00
2012-12-31 Loss China Wang Wei Hao Wu Lin Feng 70 kg Tournament, Quarter Finals Beijing, China Decision 3 3:00
2011-11-05 Loss China Aotegen Bateer Hero Legend Changsha, China Decision 3 3:00
2011-09-25 Loss Australia Frank Giorgi Thai Fight 2011 70 kg Tournament, Quarter Final Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2011-04-23 Loss United States Ky Hollenbeck W.C.K. Muaythai Show Hainan Island, China Decision 5 3:00
Fight was for W.C.K. Muaythai middleweight world title.
2011-01-21 Win China Zhou Zhipeng Wu Lin Feng Xi’an, China Decision 3 3:00
2010-12-05 Loss Thailand Yodsaenklai Fairtex Kings Cup (Super 8 Tournament) Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2010-08-14 Win China Hong Guang Wu Lin Feng Henan, China Decision 3 3:00
2010-05-28 Win China Dong Wenfei Wu Lin Feng (Final) Henan, China Ext.R. Decision 4 3:00
Wins 2010 WLF World Championship.
2010-04-03 Win China Zhou Jian Kun Wu Lin Feng (Semi-final) Henan, China Decision 3 3:00
2010-03-29 Win China Yang Zhuo Wu Lin Feng (Quarter-final) Henan, China Decision 3 3:00
2010-02-13 Win Thailand Yodsaenklai Fairtex Boxe-Thai Guinea Tournament 2 Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
2010-01-?? Loss Italy Armen Petrosyan Enfusion Kickboxing Tournament, 1st Round Koh Samui, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2010-01-03 Win Taiwan Yang Tong Hsiung Wu Lin Feng Henan, China KO 2 0:20
2009-11-07 Loss Thailand Madsua I-1 Grand Extreme 2009 – Asian Title (Final) Macau Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Fight was for I-1 Grand Extreme 2009 – Asian (72kg) 4-man tournament title.
2009-11-07 Win Malaysia Faisal Ramli I-1 Grand Extreme 2009 – Asian Title (Semi-final) Macau Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-10-22 Loss Belarus Dmitry Valent I-1 Grand SLAM 4-Man Tournament (Final) Hong Kong Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Fight was for I-1 Grand SLAM 4-Man Tournament title.
2009-10-22 Win France Abdoul Olay Toure I-1 Grand SLAM 4-Man Tournament (Semi-final) Hong Kong KO 3 3:00
2009-09-20 Win China Du Guangqiang Wu Lin Feng Zhengzhou, China Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-05-23 Loss China Dong Wenfei Wu Lin Feng Zhengzhou, China Decision (Split) 5 2:00
2009-03-26 Loss Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex Les Stars du Ring Levallois-Perret, France Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
2009-01-18 Win China Xu Yan Hero Legend Beijing, China Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
2008-11-25 Loss Thailand Yodsaenklai Fairtex Planet Battle Hong Kong Decision 3 3:00
2008-06-25 Loss Thailand Naruepol Fairtex Planet Battle Hong Kong Decision 3 3:00
2008-03-30 Win Thailand Sinbi Taewoong The Khan 1 Seoul, South Korea Ext.R. Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
2007-07-21 Win South Korea Jae Mun Choi K-1 Fighting Network Khan 2007 Seoul, South Korea Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2006-10-14 Loss Croatia Goran Borovic K-1 Rules Africa Bomba-Yaa 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa Decision 5 3:00
Fight was for W.I.P.U. “King of the Ring” oriental rules middleweight world title -72.5 kg.
2006-09-16 Win South Korea Jae-Sik Choi K-1 Fighting Network KHAN 2006 in Seoul Seoul, South Korea KO 1 2:59
2005-05-06 Win South Africa Solly Poo Corausel Pretoria, South Africa KO 1 0:30
2005-02-28 Win South Africa Leon Mynahardt Fight Extravaganza Durban, South Africa KO 3 2:13
2004-11-26 Win South Africa Lucky Notshele United Fighting Alliance Johannesburg, South Africa Decision 5 3:00
2004-02-28 Loss Morocco Behrouz Rastagar Rising-Sun Arnhem, Netherlands Decision 5 3:00
2003-10-11 Win South Africa Moeti Moholo Rika’s Promotions Pretoria, South Africa TKO (Corner stoppage) 3 3:00
2003-09-14 Loss United Kingdom Neil Woods Thai Boxing World Championship Liverpool, United Kingdom TKO (Corner stoppage) 5 3:00
Fight was for W.A.K.O Pro World title.
2003-05-10 Win South Africa Amos Hlatswayo Challenge of Champs Johannesburg, South Africa KO 4 2:30
2002-08-31 Win South Africa Patrick Mahlango South African Championships Johannesburg, South Africa KO 4 2:30
Wins 2002 South African Welter-weight Kick Boxing title.
2002-06-29 Win South Africa Davi Otto The Jungle War Championship Johannesburg, South Africa Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record[edit]
Professional record breakdown [show]
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–4 Caros Fodor Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 6–4 Kotetsu Boku Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Champions and Warriors September 13, 2013 3 5:00 Jakarta, Indonesia
Loss 5–4 Lowen Tynanes Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Fighting Championship: Return of Warriors February 2, 2013 3 4:37 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loss 5–3 Yui Chul Nam Decision (split) Road FC 10: Monson vs Kang November 24, 2012 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Win 5–2 Seok Mo Kim TKO (knees and punches) Road FC 9: Beatdown September 15, 2012 1 4:38 Wonju Chiak Indoor Gym, South Korea
Loss 4–2 Yui Chul Nam Decision (unanimous) Road FC 5: Night of Champions December 3, 2011 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 4–1 Xing Yu Ma TKO (punches) ONE Fighting Championship 1: Champion vs. Champion September 3, 2011 1 0:49 Kallang, Singapore
Win 3–1 Stefan Lukovnikov Submission (armbar) Draka: Governor’s Cup 2010 December 18, 2010 1 4:59 Khabarovsk, Russia
Loss 2–1 Eduard Folayang Decision (unanimous) Martial Combat 12 October 16, 2010 3 5:00 Sentosa, Singapore
Win 2–0 Alex Niu KO (punches) Martial Combat 7 August 18, 2010 2 N/A Sentosa, Singapore
Win 1–0 John Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) Fury 1: Clash of the Titans May 21, 2010 1 N/A Cotai, Macau
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External links[edit]
Professional MMA record for Vuyisile Colossa from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
Article on Vuyisile Colossa, BC Magazine, Hong Kong
Interview with iafrica.com
K-1sport.de Vuyisile Colossa Profile
Vuyisile Colossa Highlights
Naruepol Fairtex vs Vuyisile Colossa, PLANET BATTLE