Madge injured his wrist while preparing for the bout, and has been forced to withdraw from the title fight.
Mdoko, the showman from Cape Town, is a crowd favourite with an impressive finishing record. ‘The Monster’ has put away all three of his last opponents and has never been finished.
“I have been waiting for this opportunity my whole life!” said Mdoko. “In just four weeks time, I will be the new champion. I am sorry for Madge, I hope he recovers quickly, and I look forward to fighting him one day when he challenges me for my title.”
Mynhardt and Mdoko are both renowned for their incredible toughness and striking prowess. “I have been watching Mdoko,” said Mynhardt. “He beat van Staden, he beat Ilunga, and I can’t wait to fight him!”
EFC 34: Mynhardt vs. Mdoko, Pena vs. Groenewald, is presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena, Johannesburg, on Thursday 2 October 2014. Tickets are on sale now at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at www.sterkinekor.com. Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at efcafrica.tv.