Cape Town (South Africa) – It was announced on Wednesday 5 November via Twitter that welterweight champion Adam Speechly had been injured in training and full details would follow after the weekend.
Speechly is suffering from an intercostal tear. He has since been forced to withdraw from his December title defence against David Buirski. After much deliberation, EFC Matchmaker Graeme Cartmell has decided to postpone the bout to February 2015.
This moves the featherweight title fight between Boyd Allen and Wade ‘Warrior’ Groth up to the main event. Allen is undefeated in EFC and this will be his first title defence since claiming the title against Barend Nienaber at EFC 32. Groth is riding a three fight win streak, two of which are at the heavier lightweight. Both are known for their exceptional striking abilities and exciting fights.
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.