Johannesburg, South Africa – Debutant JP Buys has been forced to withdraw, due to illness, from his first EFC appearance on June’s milestone EFC 40 event. Stepping up, will see Durban’s EFC veteran Bill Thusi take on the challenge.
This will be the first time that Thusi is competing at flyweight, having competed as a bantamweight since his debut at EFC 33. His team and he believe he will be a much stronger competitor at the lower weight. Thusi is very tall for a flyweight and will be able to utilize his large reach advantage with his rich history in kickboxing and Muay Thai against the shorter van der Merwe.
Carrying Durban’s pride along with Nelson Feiteira, fans will be able to support and watch this exciting prelim bout, plus 6 others and the entire main card exclusively live at Carnival City or from the larger than life Ster-Kinekor theaters across South Africa.
EFC 40: Bagattin vs. du Plessis, presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at Carnival City, Johannesburg, on Saturday 6 June 2015. Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at www.sterkinekor.com.