The Wait Is Over

Luke Michael to debut at EFC 33

Luke ‘Young Gun’ Michael

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Cape Town’s rising MMA star, Luke ‘Young Gun’ Michael, finally makes his EFC debut on August 30, against wrestling star Texier Kabesa.

Michael was first scheduled to enter the Hexagon against Durban’s Saxon Delafield at EFC 30, but a routine pre-fight MRI scan revealed a temporary abnormality that ruled him out of competition. Michael has now been cleared to fight.

“Luke is a huge prospect in the lightweight divison,” said EFC matchmaker Graeme Cartmell. “We’re very excited to see him enter the Hexagon.”

Michael is itching to prove his ability, especially after a feud developed with Delafield before their fight.

“It’s been about eight months since my last fight. During this time I’ve grown as a fighter and a person. I am 150% ready to step into the Hexagon. This fight is everything to me and I can’t wait to finally showcase my skills.

”His opponent, Texier Kabesa, is a South African wrestling champion. Coming off of a loss, he will be just as ready to welcome Michael to the greatest MMA stage in Africa.

Kabesa vs. Michael takes place as part of the EFC 33 Ster-Kinekor Prelim Bouts, and is exclusively available on the #EFCBigScreen experience at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas throughout South Africa, live at the venue, and via online and mobile streaming at Tickets on sale soon at

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