et to Carnival City for the EFC 49 free fan event

Johannesburg, South Africa – EFC will be hosting the official EFC 49 media day at the Big Top Arena Foyer, Carnival City this Saturday at 12:00. Open to all members of the press for exclusive interviews and free for all fans to meet their favourite athletes ahead of next week’s EFC event in Carnival City.

EFC 49 sees South African fan-favourite JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger take-on England’s behemoth Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati for the vacant middleweight championship.

Plus, former 2-time heavyweight champion Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl faces the Polish giant Tomasz ‘Kredka’ Kowalkowski and Zimbabwe’s Themba ‘The Answer’ Gorimbo is set to clash with England’s smooth Joe ‘Silk’ Cummins.

Also on the main card, renowned grappling specialists JP Buys and Abdul ‘Hollywood’ Hassan square-off as they look to climb the divisional rankings and set to kick-off the live broadcast in style, sees a bad-blood rematch between Brendon Katz and Durban’s bad boy Wesley ‘Young Assassin’ Hawkey.

All this and so much more live from Carnival City next Friday.

Get to the media day this Saturday to see the fighters talking about their upcoming bouts, feel the tension and be part of the action.

– Exclusive interviews
– Fighter face-offs
– Ticket and merchandise giveaways
– Photo opportunities

Location: Big Top Arena Foyer, Carnival City
Date: 07 May 2016
Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Follow @EFCworldwide on Periscope for live coverage and look out for all the interviews and highlights which will available on soon after.

Confirmed athletes that will be in attendance: JP Kruger, Yannick Bahati, Tomasz Kowalkowski, Themba Gorimbo, JP Buys, Brendon Katz, Alain Ilunga and Jeff Madiba

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