Training Day

Franaconda preparing for ‘The Wolf’

Francois Groenewald doing bag work

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Late last week, world-renowned photographer Anton Geyser visited the BJJ specialist, and number one contender Francois ‘Franaconda’ Groenewald whilst in training for his imminent clash with Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena.

Francois spent the day training with teammate JP Kruger and doing some light hearted pose offs with some of the smaller guys visiting the gym at XKT in Boksburg.

See the photo’s here

This title challenge, taking place at Carnival City, is the second time that a fighter training out of XKT is challenging another from Fight Fit Militia for EFC gold. Earlier this year, Francois’s training partner JP Kruger was unsuccessful in his title challenge against Garreth McLellan at the Coca-Cola Dome.

Will we bee seeing a change in tide when Groenewald, XKT’s most experienced MMA athlete takes on Pena, FFM’s most successful?

Pena vs. Groenewald for the bantamweight championship, plus, Mhynardt vs. Mdoko for the lightweight championship, don’t miss it!

EFC AFRICA 34, presented by, takes place on Thursday 02 October 2014 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets on sale at Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in HD at Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at