Van Heerden has been out of action since his title bout against current champion Gideon Drotschie, where Van Heerden suffered a broken wrist.
Maphutha has been extremely active in the interim. Fresh off of a whirlwind win over the UK’s Fraser Opie, and after having made the jump up to light heavyweight, he has made his intentions for both the light heavy and middleweight belts known.
Both men are known for uncompromising performances in the Hexagon. This bout between two giants of African MMA is not to be missed.
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