Vuyisile "The Cheetah" Colossa (born 28 June 1982) is a South African middleweight kickboxer, Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist. He represents Team Colossa and is currently residing in Hong Kong. In 1996, he started his high school career at Leseding Technical School, where he was chosen for the 1st team baseball and cricket teams as well as the 2nd basketball team. In addition, he was also a reserve for the 2nd rugby team. In 1997, Vuyisile went to THS Welkom and was chosen for the 1st hockey team and he was also a member of the athletics team and reserve for 3rd rugby team.In 1998, aged 15, he started participating in kickboxing, and this new and exciting sport brought out the champion in Vuyisile. He was awarded 3rd place in the Free State championships and was included in the South Africa 1st team. He won a bronze medal in the SA Fighting Championships. In 1999, he won the BIG Five Championships and came 2nd in the Free State Championships. He achieved 2nd place in the 2000 SA championship. In 2001, he came third at SA trails in Pretoria and was awarded his national colors. He was chosen to represent South Africa in Vienna, Austria. In 2002, Vuyisile 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 the same year, he turned professional, winning his first two titles: the South African Full Contact Kick Boxing Title and the Ring Contact Fighting Art International Welter Weight Kickboxing Champion Title. In 2003 he was crowned as the South African Professional Kick Boxing Council middleweight champion, Thai Boxing Champion as well as the runner-up for W.A.K.O Pro World Title. In December that year he attained his 1st Degree black belt in Ring Contact Fighting Art. Furthermore, in 2006, he was the runner-up of the King of the Ring World Title, then going on to make his debut in the K-1 Fighting Network Arena. Since living in Hong Kong, Colossa has competed at the Kings Cup (Super 8 Tournament) in Thailand, in Honor of his Majesty the King's 83rd Birthday (where he met opponent Yodsaenklai Fairtex for the fourth time), at Planet Battle (June 2008) against Naruepol Fairtex, Thailand, The Contender Asia 2008 Finalist, and at Planet Battle (November 2008) against Yodsanklai Fairtex, Thailand, Winner of The Contender Asia 2008. He has also competed in I-1 World Grand SLAM in Hong Kong (22 October 2009) and I-1 Grand Extreme in Macau (7 November 2009), and came second in both 4-man tournaments. In 2011 he was a contestant on series two of The Challenger, the successor to Muay Thai reality TV show Contender Asia, which is being broadcast in September 2011. He was scheduled to fight John Wayne Parr on 30 July 2011 but this fight was cancelled. On 31 December 2012, Colossa competed in a Wu Lin Feng eight-man tournament in Beijing, China. He lost a decision to Wang Wei Hao after being dropped in round three at the quarter-final stage. On 14 June it was announced that Colossa had signed 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. After the fight Colossa announced that he wanted to fight for the One FC lightweight belt.
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