EFC AFRICA Light Heavyweight Championship
NORMAN WESSELS vs. JP JOUBERT
GARRETH MCLELLAN vs. ARMAND DE BRUYN
RAYMOND AHANA vs. JASON CULVERWELL
TYRON RIGHTFORD vs. DARREN DANIEL
LEON MYNHARDT vs. ALEX CHEBOUB
DINO BAGATTIN vs. MARTIN VAN STADEN
ANDREW VAN ZYL vs. MOHMED KARIM
CHETT MEYER vs. DONAVIN HAWKEY
LIAM CLELAND vs. TUMELO MAPHUTHA
FRANCOIS KABULU vs. DAVID BUIRSKI
BOYD ALLEN vs. ALAIN ILUNGA
KELVIN MWALE vs. HECTOR BRITTS
LANCE CERONIO vs. DAIN NEVELING
Johannesburg (South Africa) – Popular Nigerian MMA athlete Raymond Ahana has arrived in South Africa ahead of his bout at EFC AFRICA 15 on 27 July. Ahana touched down on SA soil on Friday 13 July and is putting the finishing touches on his fight preparation.
“I’m really excited to be fighting in South Africa again,” says Ahana. “I really like competing here and can’t wait to get in the cage and do my thing! The hard work is almost behind me but I still have time for a few more tough sessions thanks to Leron Myles and Steven Castle at Top Box and also Wade Henderson. Wade is an EFC fighter himself so he knows exactly what is needed in the cage, especially when it comes to grappling. I can’t thank my manager, Stephen van Wyk, enough, as well as Dani Ribeiro, Dave da Costa, MMA Wear and Mi Vami for helping on this trip.”
Ahana faces Jason Culverwell, a light heavyweight prospect from Richard’s Bay, in one of the evening’s main card bouts. The clash will be televised live on e.tv, throughout Africa, from 10.40pm. In his last EFC AFRICA bout, Ahana won with a devastating head kick.
“Jason comes from a kickboxing background and I think he is going to rely on that too much. If he thinks that’s all he’ll need against me he’s got the wrong idea because I have more professional MMA fights behind me and more rounded skills.”
Ahana would like to thank all his supporters for their messages of encouragement and says he won’t disappoint on fight night.
“I’m so grateful to all my fans. I’ve had so much support and loads of friend requests on Facebook, especially from South African fans saying they want to meet me. Please, get tickets for the event and come to Carnival City on 27 July. I promise I’ll make it worth it!”
EFC AFRICA 15, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 27 July. Tickets on sale at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at www.numetro.co.za. The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on e.tv, starting at 22h40 CAT.