EFC AFRICA Middleweight Championship
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Johannesburg (South Africa) – Another action-packed middleweight bout has been added to the EFC AFRICA 17 fight card. Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey (21-8) will face Liam Cleland (4-2) on 23 November at Carnival City.
‘Bam Bamz’, who refers to himself as a “one round specialist” defeated Chett ‘The Threat’ Meyer in his last bout at EFC AFRICA 15 in round one with a guillotine choke. Hawkey comes from a strong boxing background and rates his stand-up game as one of his favorite aspects. “I’m really excited to be competing in EFC AFRICA 17 and I am looking forward to my fight. Liam has a phenomenal ground game and it will definitely be a test for my all-round capabilities. I think fans are going to be in for a skill-filled treat,” says Hawkey.
Cleland, the only person ever to beat the current middleweight champion Jeremy ‘Pitbull’ Smith, is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist and is thoroughly psyched for this middleweight bout against Hawkey. “Don is a good all-rounder and it gives me the opportunity to show the MMA community my set of skills. I am hoping for a win that will put me in line for the title shot in the middleweight division,” says the Johannesburg athlete.
EFC AFRICA 17, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 23 November. Tickets on sale at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at www.numetro.com. The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on e.tv, starting at 22h30 CAT.