Carnival City crowns a new middleweight champion this Friday!

Johannesburg, South Africa – 4 days to go to the mega EFC 49 event, taking place this Friday at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Headlined by the vacant EFC middleweight championship fight between South African fan favourite JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger and England’s Behemoth Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati. Watch the Countdown to Kruger vs Bahati here:

Also featuring on the main card sees former two-time champion Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl take-on the Polish giant Tomasz ‘Kredka’ Kowalkowski in a heavyweight clash as both men look to assert themselves at the top of the most dangerous division in EFC. Watch the countdown to van Zyl vs Kowalkowski here:

Zimbabwe’s submission expert Themba ‘The Answer’ Gorimbo, a former title contender, faces a huge challenge in the dangerous Englishman smooth as ‘Silk’ Joe Cummins. This will be Cummins ultimate test to prove he belongs amongst the best in the talent rich organisation.

Johannesburg’s JP Buys steps up a weight division to challenge Durban’s former title contender Abdul ‘Hollywood’ Hassan in a battle between two of EFC’s best ground specialists. And it is bad blood in the opening bout of the main card when Brendon Katz seeks revenge against Durban’s bad boy Wesley ‘Young Assasin’ Hawkey. Watch the countdown to Katz vs Hawkey here:

All this and so much more with an action packed prelim card. Get to Carnival City to watch the entire event live!

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EFC 49 WEIGH-IN: Free and open to fans – Witness the stare-downs live – Merchandise & ticket giveaways
Date: Thursday 12 May 2016
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: Sports Bar, Carnival City
Live via online streaming on

Date: Friday 13 May 2016
Time: Prelim bouts start 16:45, main card bouts start at 20:00
Venue: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg
Live via online streaming on – 20:00 (CAT)
Live on Fight Sports – 20:00 (CAT)
Delayed live on – 22:30 (CAT)

Date: Saturday 13 May 2016
Time: 30 minutes after the last fight
Venue: Sports Bar, Carnival City
Live via online streaming on

EFC 49: Kruger vs. Bahati, presented by, Friday 13 May at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale now at, and the 5 main card bouts including the heavyweight fight between South Africa’s van Zyl and Poland’s Kowalkowski will be broadcast live on starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.