It’s East VS. South

Bagattin vs. Rightford

Johannesburg (South Africa) – At EFC AFRICA 19 Dino ‘The Lion’ Bagattin takes on Tyron ‘The Rush’ Rightford in a battle for the welterweight top contender spot. For both, the fight is more than just position, however; it’s for final bragging rights in the never-ending east of Johannesburg versus the south debate.

“Growing up in the south there’s a lot of guys with egos,” says Rightford in a just released video, “so you have to learn how to back yourself. We learned how to fight on the streets, in the old way.” “Dino runs his mouth like a boy from the east,” he adds. “It takes me one punch to knock someone out, it takes him ten.”

“Let’s get it on, boy,” says Rightford. “South versus east. We’ll see who’s the strongest at the end of the fight.”

EFC AFRICA 19, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 19 April 2013. Tickets on sale at and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now at

Broadcast information and full fight card available at