Johannesburg, South Africa – The first event of the year, taking place at Carnival City on 4 March, sees the undefeated champion Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa defend against his former teammate and the former featherweight champion Boyd Allen. 2017 is sure to be one for the history books!
The DRC native is undefeated in professional competition. Most recently he made his first title defence with a first-round submission victory. But now he faces his biggest challenge in a former teammate and former champion, Boyd Allen. Having moved from FFM to Fight Sports Centre in Norwood, Kabesa has continued to be victorious. He has been unparalleled with his wrestling acumen inside the Hexagon and with every appearance in the Hexagon fans have seen constant improvements in his striking and dynamic movement.
However, Allen is unmatched on the feet and is able to create and strike from near unimaginable angles. Formerly undefeated in EFC, Allen suffered his first and only loss in the Hexagon to Scotsman Danny Henry in a valiant war of a title fight. He has since rebounded winning two epic fights. One against Leon Mynhardt, and the second against the outspoken contender, Azi Thomas. Now he is in line to reclaim the top spot.
The two former teammates have had mutual opponents but the most significant difference between them was the outcome between their encounters with Danny Henry. Where Allen stumbled against the Scotsman, Kabesa controlled the fight to claim his featherweight crown.
This mega title fight between two of the organisation’s most talented takes place as the headlining main event at EFC 57, the first EFC event of 2017 and promises to kick off the year in emphatic fashion.
EFC 57: Kabesa vs Allen taking place on Saturday 4 March 2017 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale soon at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa) and Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya & Rwanda) starting at 20:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.