Johannesburg (South Africa) – Fresh off his first professional loss in MMA against featherweight champion Boyd Allen, Barend ‘BB Gun’ Nienaber decided he wanted to move up a weight category, where he feels more comfortable. On 11 December Nienaber will face his former opponent’s team mate, the wrestling phenom Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa.
Not perturbed by Kabesa’s sentiments, Nienaber had some words of his own for his upcoming opponent. “I never thought you were good before you moved to FFM,” stated Nienaber in an interview this morning.
“I doubt he will stand and trade with me,” responded Nienaber to Kabesa’s statement.
“I am ready for his take down attempts,” quipped Nienaber. “But he won’t be ready for my counters,” he concluded.
Who will walk away the victor, the young and hungry wrestler or the experienced Muay Thai fighter?
EFC 36: Allen vs. Groth, is presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, on Thursday 11 December 2014. Tickets 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 efcworldwide.tv.