SA’S Pierre Botha vs Scotland’s Calum Murrie added to EFC 69

Johannesburg, South Africa – Another exhilarating match-up has been added to the EFC 69 fight card. South Africa’s Pierre Botha will face Scotland’s Calum Murrie as the headline prelim fight ahead of the double title fight main events.

Murrie made an emphatic entrance to EFC, going three warring rounds with one of the organisation’s best in Boyd Allen. Training out of Higher Level, alongside former EFC champ and current UFC featherweight Danny Henry, the Scotsman brings his own unique Taekwondo striking style.

But it is his phenomenal submission skills that opponents should be most wary of. A Tenth Planet BJJ brownbelt, Murrie can submit an opponent from any position.

Pierre Botha is a dominant force on the EFC featherweight roster. A championship wrestler, he has represented South Africa on multiple platforms, has fought for the EFC featherweight title and beaten some of the best in the organisation.

Aggressive striking, non-stop pressure and powerful take-downs make Botha an extreme challenge. With former heavyweight champion, Ruan Potts, as his head coach and training partner at Fangzz MMA, Botha continues to add to his arsenal.

Each athlete provides the perfect test for the other, a gauge of their deserved place in the upper reaches of the division.

This fight takes place as the prelim card headliner just ahead of the main card co-headlined by the EFC bantam and flyweight title fights, and will be available live and free on the official EFC Facebook page.

EFC 69 Buys vs Rouch, Zulu vs Cutendana is presented by and takes place on Saturday 28 April live from Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda), Kwese TV (Sub-Saharan Africa) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:30 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on