Brand new EFC comes to Extreme Sports Channel, August

Weeknights 22:00 from 25th August, Extreme Sports Channel UK. Sky Channel 419/Virgin Media Channel 527

This August, all new 2014 Extreme Fighting Championships Africa (EFC Africa) hits Extreme Sports Channel as premieres of the newest and hottest events from the ultimate in Africa’s Mixed Martial Arts programming play out across 12 intense, action-packed nights of big hits, legendary submissions, immense victories and crushing defeats.

Kicking off what is set to be an explosive 2014 season, and returning after a three month absence following 2013’s colossal events, EFC 27 sees lightweight champion, Leon ‘The Iron Lion’ Mynhardt defend his precious gold against his mighty undefeated challenger Frederich “Ninja” Naumann at the epic Carnival City. Elsewhere, Fraser Opie takes on Tumelo ‘The Truck’ Maphutha in the light heavyweight division, Nkazimulo Zulu squares off with Charlie ‘Silky Smooth’ Weyer in the bantamweight league, and Vandam Mbuyi faces Brendon Groenewald for a shot at the highly-prized heavyweight title.

With ten new events per year broadcast in over 110 countries, and exclusive contracts with more than 100 of Africa’s toughest MMA athletes competing out of countries such as South Africa, D.R.C., Angola, Nigeria and Egypt, it’s easy to see why the passion of EFC has spread far beyond Africa and across the globe. Extreme brings the latest season of eagerly-awaited events to UK viewers on weeknights from 25th August until 9th September. Couch spectators can also catch up on 2013’s impressive season from 10th September at 22:00. For the athletes that compete in EFC Africa, MMA isn’t just a sport. It’s a mind-set. An all-consuming driving force. The stakes are higher than ever before. Whose blazing victory will be another’s shameful defeat?

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