Johannesburg (South Africa) – For the first time ever, the mixed martial arts promotion that has taken Africa by storm, EFC AFRICA comes to Cape Town. EFC AFRICA 13 on 13 April promises the same bone-jarring submission holds and lights-out knockouts in a new venue, the GrandWest Arena.
“With the massive success and growth of EFC AFRICA over the past two years, and due to the huge demand from fans, we are finally taking the live events to Cape Town,” says EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth. “Cape Town fans have been calling for this day since our first show back in 2009. Through our TV, cinema and online broadcast, and with our host of popular Capetonian athletes, we have built up a strong and passionate fan base in the Cape. It’s going to be a nice change for the Capetonian athletes who finally get to compete in front of their home crowd, and we are expecting a big turnout with fans coming to support their hometown favourites.”
The main event of the evening pits reigning welterweight champion Dallas Jakobi against Jadyson Costa, a fearsome Brazilian export now fighting out of the Cape of Storms. Jakobi’s earth-shaking ground ‘n pound has allowed him to smash his way to the top of the EFC AFRICA ranks, but Costa’s slick submissions promise EFC AFRICA’s most exciting match-up yet.
Also on the card, heavyweight wrecking machines Bernardo Mikixi and Calven Robinson are out for blood. With over 100kg behind every strike, only one contender will be left standing when these behemoths do battle.
At lightweight, decorated K1 kickboxer Leon Mynardt takes on one of the world’s top Muay Thai fighters, Don Madge, in what will surely be every striking fan’s dream bout. Mynhardt enters the lightweight division after stunning highlights and frustrating hurdles at welterweight, and brings a wealth of experience to an extremely competitive division. Madge’s reputation for being a combat sport prodigy is well-founded, as evinced by his incredible 50 win, 2 loss Muay Thai record, and emphatic TKO victory at his EFC AFRICA debut in November.
EFC AFRICA 13 takes place at the GrandWest Grand Arena on 13 April. Tickets on sale soon at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at www.numetro.co.za