Johannesburg (South Africa) – EFC AFRICA 11 already has 12 incredible bouts scheduled for the last event of the year, and still has one or two surprises in store to showcase Africa’s top talent. See efcafrica.com in the next few days for details on the final mystery fights featuring high-profile fan favourites.
EFC AFRICA Heavyweight Championship
RUAN POTTS vs. ANDREW VAN ZYL
EFC AFRICA Lightweight Championship
COSTA IOANNOU vs. ALEX CHEBOUB
NOLAN SWANEPOEL vs. MARTIN VAN STADEN
JACQUES JOUBERT vs. TYRON RIGHTFORD
CHETT MEYER vs. TUMELO MAPHUTHA
YEHIA AKRAM DEGHIDY vs. DONAVIN HAWKEY
JADYSON COSTA vs. JAMES RENNIE
WENTZEL NEL vs. TERRENCE GRIESSEL
ABDUL HASSAN vs. DENZIL WAIT
LEON MYNHARDT vs. AMR WAHMAN
WADE GROTH vs. DON MADGE
VICTOR ANYAGOU vs. WESLEY HAWKEY
ARMAND DE BRUYN vs. TEZ MAKUEBO
IAN VISSER vs. DAIN NEVELING
The evening’s massive main event fights see Andrew van Zyl challenge defending champion Ruan Potts for the heavyweight title, while Alex Cheboub takes on defending champion Costa Ioannou for the lightweight title. Then Nolan Swanepoel and Martin van Staden collide to shake up SA’s welterweight rankings and middleweight strikers Jacques Joubert and Tyron Rightford trade leather.
Of the 12 bouts already confirmed, EFC AFRICA 11 features a number of new fighters from around South Africa:
Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey. Widely regarded as SA’s top light heavyweight, Hawkey now joins EFC AFRICA’s middleweight division. Hawkey is a 4x SA light heavyweight MMA champ with international experience and a massive following.
James Rennie. Rennie recently decided to take up the challenge of full time MMA and now prepares to make a name for himself in Africa’s biggest MMA promotion. Renowned for his fortitude, Rennie brings a formidable 11-2 record to the welterweight division.
Dain Neveling. ‘The Sandman’ has a track record of putting people to sleep, and he brings very heavy hands to the heavyweight division.As a financial advisor by day he’d probably advise you to bet on him in his EFC AFRICA debut.
From Cape Town
Don Madge. 2x SA Muay Thai champion, ranked 2nd by the World Pro Muay Thai Federation and voted best foreign fighter in Phuket, Thailand in 2010. He now makes his pro MMA debut as part of Cape Town’s exciting new fight team African Top Team.
Tumelo Maphutha. The former SA heavyweight Thai boxing champion, 2005 King of the Ring Africa K1 champion and Kyokushin 2nd dan black belt has a devastating array of strikes. He recently moved to light heavyweight so expect a faster, more explosive fighter than ever before.
Ian Visser. This dangerous heavyweight brings an impressive combat record to the cage, sporting Springbok colours in amateur wrestling and multiple titles in SA and All Africa K1 kickboxing.
Denzil Wait. Wait brings a very well-rounded skill set to EFC AFRICA’s featherweight division. The self-employed businessman’s long history in MMA makes him an exciting prospect.
EFC AFRICA 11 takes place at the Coca-Cola Dome on 10 November. Tickets for the live event are on sale now at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas will be on sale shortly at www.numetro.co.za.