It. Is. On.

Open Workout exhibition had Durban on fire

Du Plessis and middleweight champion Garreth McLellan faced off at Saturday’s Open Workout

Johannesburg (South Africa) – This Saturday EFC landed in Durban for the opening of a week’s EFC 33 festivities, kicking off with an Open Workout exhibition at Gateway Mall’s The Wavehouse.

Durban’s greatest MMA stars were in action, the event topped by a first face off between middleweight champion Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan and challenger Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ du Plessis.

Both men were cordial in interviews after their workouts, but when it came time to face-off the masks dropped as Du Plessis got straight in McLellan’s face.

If any had doubts about Du Plessis’ lack of fear, and determination to fight the champion, those are now gone. If any suspected that Soldierboy would not be more motivated than ever to defend his belt, in front of his home town, those are gone also.
McLellan and Du Plessis are ready. Bring on August 30.

EFC hits Durban for the first time with EFC 33, presented by, at the Durban ICC, Durban, on Saturday 30 August 2014. Tickets on sale at Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at