Johannesburg (South Africa) – In only six days Africa’s greatest warriors descend on Johannesburg’s Carnival City to do battle. Featherweight champion Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena goes head to head with Bad Boy and relentless trash talker Abdul ‘Hollywood’ Hassan, heavyweights Bernardo ‘The Black Panther’ Mikixi and Sors ‘Guru’ Grobbelaar go to battle for the number one contender spot and former heavyweight champion Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts begins his title campaign against Egypt’s power punching Mahmoud ‘Hellboy’ Hassan. Here’s a list of highlights to look out for in the final lead up.
SuperSport Maximo begins to air EFC AFRICA 21 content for Portuguese speaking African fans.
Betting on all EFC AFRICA 21 bouts opens at https://www.betxchange.co.za/
Egyptian heavyweights Mahmoud Hassan and Abdel Karim arrive in Johannesburg. Video interviews to follow.
Featherweight title challenger Abdul Hassan and heavyweight Sors Grobbelaar arrive in Johannesburg.
Featherweight champion Demarte Pena and Abdul Hassan appear on Highveld Stereo’s breakfast show.
UJFM hosts key EFC AFRICA 21 athletes on their evening show, details to be announced.
Durban based athletes Johan van Staden and Jason Culverwell arrive in Johannesburg, as well as Cape Town based Nicholas Radley.
EFC AFRICA 21 Weigh-in. Fans are invited to attend the EFC AFRICA 21 weigh-in event, live, at Carnival City’s Sports Bar. Be a part of the live SuperSport Blitz broadcast, see Africa’s greatest warriors face off for the first time, and support your fighter in EFC AFRICA’s top gym support competition.
EFC AFRICA commentator and Fighters Only Editor in Chief Dirk Steenekamp appears on Jacaranda FM’s Morning Drive, talking fight night inside info.
EFC AFRICA 21. Doors open at 16h00, first bout commences at 16h15.
EFC AFRICA 21 Post Event Press Conference. Commencing 30 minutes after the event and held in Carnival City’s Sports Bar, media and fans are invited to attend and listen to the main card athlete’s views on their bouts, as well as KO, Fight and Submission of the night winners.
How to watch EFC AFRICA 21 live:
16h15 CAT: Prelim bouts 1 – 8 can be seen live at the venue or at selected Nu Metro Cinemas throughout South Africa.
20h00 CAT: Live broadcast commences with main card bouts 9 – 13. Catch the action live in:
20h00 CAT – SuperSport Blitz, SS4HD
North Africa & Middle East
20h00 CAT – Abu-Dhabi TV
United States, Canada & Caribbean
14h00 EST – Fight NOW! TV
21h00 EEST – Transilvania Live
EFC AFRICA 21, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 25 July 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now at www.numetro.com.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com