The Doctor’s Report

All the medical stats from EFC AFRICA 23

Dino Bagattin during his title victory at EFC AFRICA 23

Johannesburg (South Africa) – EFC AFRICA 23 delivered a night of intense MMA action with only three encounters going the distance.

Of the 13 bouts that took place, besides the three decision finishes, nine victories were claimed by submission (one verbal), and one by knockout.

Despite the evening’s high level of action few athletes suffered any serious injuries, Martin van Staden the standout with an initial assessment of a dislocated knee after Henry Fadipe’s first round ankle lock victory over him.

All EFC AFRICA events are overseen by Event Doctors’ fully qualified medical team. The updated list of EFC AFRICA 23 injuries is:

Kanyeba Anicet: Minor soft tissue damage (ankle).
Craig Ninow: Minor nose bleed and facial bruising.
Martin van Staden: Torn PCL ligament.
Dino Bagattin: Face laceration, sutures.
Michiel Opperman: Face lacerations, sutures.

Martin van Staden is currently under assessment for surgery. Michiel Opperman received 22 sutures after his welterweight title bout with Dino Bagattin. He expects to be back in the gym on Monday.

All other athletes are healing well.

EFC AFRICA returns to Carnival City’s Big Top Arena for EFC AFRICA 24, presented by MusclePharm, taking place on 10 October 2013. Tickets on sale now at Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at

Broadcast information and full fight card available at