Two new champions will be crowned in Cape Town this Friday!

Cape Town, South Africa – In the main event, former heavyweight champion Brendon Groenewald looks to recapture the coveted title. With his sublime Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, Groenewald faces the toughest and one of most experienced athletes in the organisation, Danie ‘The Pitbull’ van Heerden, for the vacant EFC heavyweight championship. Watch the countdown to the heavyweight championship here: 

Co-headlining this epic card sees Cape Town favourite and number one contender Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed finally have the chance to realise his dream of fighting for the major title in front of his friends and family in his home town. But standing in his way, is the former contender and seemingly unstoppable Cedric ‘The Dominator’ Doyle. Watch the countdown to the EFC interim bantamweight championship here: 

Also, former lightweight champion Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge returns to the Mother City to face Durban’s dangerous Tyson Chelin in a match of contrasting technical striking styles. Watch the countdown the lightweight battle here:

Plus, the controversial Mark Hulme flies down from Johannesburg to take on DRC’s undefeated Kaleka ‘Block’ Kabanda and fan favourite Sibusiso ‘The Monster’ Mdoko faces wrestling champion Hanru ‘The Bully’ Botha in the opening bout of this massive event.

All this and six more exciting prelim bouts are set to take place. Tickets available at Computicket from R220 (Students R99).

EFC 48 Weigh-in:
Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest
Date: 21 April 1
Time: 14:00 (CAT)
Live via online streaming on

EFC 48 Fight Night:
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Date: 22 April
Time: Doors Open 16:30 (CAT)
Live via online streaming on – 20:00 (CAT)
Live on Fight Sports – 20:00 (CAT)
Delayed live on – 22:30 (CAT)

EFC 48 Post-Event Press Conference
Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest
Date: 22 April
Time: 30 minutes after the last fight
Live via online streaming on

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EFC 48: Groenewald vs. van Heerden, Sayed vs. Doyle is presented by, takes place Friday 22 April 2016 at GrandWest, Cape Town. Watch the main card live on and delayed live on Tickets available at