‘The Punisher’ versus ‘El Diablo’

Top Welterweights Clash at EFC AFRICA 17

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Top EFC AFRICA welterweights are on a head-on collision course for EFC AFRICA 17. Contender Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden (19-6) will clash with former champion Jadyson ‘El Diablo’ Costa (8-13) in an exciting battle between two big names in the division.

After Costa lost his belt to Michiel Opperman at EFC AFRICA 16, he is eager to get back into another fight and redeem himself. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert always dishes up surprises in the hexagon, and Costa reckons his fight against Van Staden will be “no problem” at all. “I am very excited. I have the same amount of respect for all my opponents and I promise to make my fans happy with my victory over Martin,” says Costa.

‘The Punisher’ submitted Dino Bagattin with a D’Arce choke in the third round at EFC AFRICA 15, and he only has a shot at the title in his sights. “I’m really excited about the Jadyson match-up. Looking forward to exposing his stand-up and giving him a beating as I’m on my way to my title shot,” says a confident Van Staden.

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.