Bergen, Norway – Mixed martial arts fans in Norway now have the best access to EFC with a new broadcast deal: EFC is to be broadcast live exclusively on TV 2, Norway’s largest commercial television broadcaster.
The first live EFC event broadcast on TV 2 – Sport 1 starts this Saturday at 20:30 CET/21:30 CAT. The five-fight EFC 75 main card is headlined by the notorious champion, Nkazimulo Zulu, defending his flyweight title against undefeated challenger, Gary Joshua, and the interim bantamweight title fight between South Africa’s Luthando Biko and England’s Cal Ellenor. The main card also features the highly-anticipated bout between two undefeated middleweight contenders, Norway’s Torbjørn Madsen and South Africa’s TF1 star Mzwandile Hlongwa. The live broadcast will also be available on the OTT service, TV 2 Sumo.
Madsen hails from Bergen, Norway, and holds a perfect fight record of 5-0, all being early finishes. The Norwegian fights out of Bergen Grappling back home, but represents PFA in Cape Town when on South African soil. In his EFC debut he faced hardened veteran, Bruno Mukulu, and claimed victory early. Madsen has since returned to Norway to complete his degree in psychology which brought him to South Africa initially.
“It’s a major milestone in the growth of popularity of MMA in Norway,” stated Madsen. He continued, “This opens up a solid connection between a very exciting and serious promotion in EFC and a wealth of avid fans and potential contenders from Scandinavia.”
“This is a great partnership with the leading broadcaster in the region, giving more fans easy access to some of the world’s best MMA,” stated EFC President, Cairo Howarth. “The Scandinavian fans can look forward to awesome action from the most exciting sport. We can’t wait for Saturday night!”
Premium EFC content including the live events, weigh-ins, countdown shows, plus season 1 of The Fighter reality series will be broadcast for Scandinavian fans on TV 2.
EFC 74 Kabesa vs Murrie is presented by Betxchange.com, and takes place on Saturday 6 October live from Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale at computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda), Kwese TV (Sub-Saharan Africa), SABC 3 (South Africa), DAZN (USA), TV 2 (Norway), FIGHT SPORTS (Where available) & EFCworldwide.tv (Where available) starting at 21:30 (CAT)/20:30 (CET)/12:30 (DST).