With the countdown to EFC 88 ‘The Doctor’ vs ‘HHH Power’ for the EFC Heavyweight Championship almost over, the world of MMA is shifting its focus from the USA, Asia and Europe towards the African continents ‘City of Gold’. This week, all taking place live from the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, a series of EFC 88 related events are set to go down with major repercussions resulting from the final outcome.


All the following events are available to watch live on EFCWORLDWIDE.TV and betting on all bouts is available with WORLD SPORTS BETTING.


Please note: Due to government enforced COVID restrictions, spectators are currently not permitted at any of the events and media access is limited.


The EFC 88 fight week schedule is as follows.


EFC 88 PRESS CONFERENCE | Thursday 12 August | 15:00 CAT

See and hear in depth interviews from the main card and prelim bout athletes for the first time since signing to compete. Hear about the latest regarding EFC INVESTED from Cairo Howarth and hear from Graeme Cartmell what EFC has is in store for the future.


EFC 88 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN | Friday 13 August | 10:00 CAT

All athletes hit the scales to make their contracted weights ahead of Saturday’s bouts. Witness the face-offs, the stare-downs and the final words from the continents biggest and most dangerous contenders putting it all on the line for EFC heavyweight gold.


EFC 88 PRELIM BOUTS | Saturday 14 August | 15:00 CAT

Teboho ‘M-16’ Ntene (RSA) vs (RSA) Julio Plaatjies – Flyweight bout

Nicholas Hwende (ZIM) vs Themba Mkhize (RSA) – Bantamweight bout

Shannon van Tonder (RSA) vs (DRC) Trezeguet ‘2 Pac’ Kanyinda – Featherweight bout


EFC 88 MAIN CARD BOUTS | Saturday 14 August | 17:00 CAT

Roy ‘Humble’ Lokolo (DRC) vs (RSA) Francois ‘The Saint’ Cundari – Middleweight bout

British Boloyoang (DRC) vs (RSA) Smit ‘Malboer’ Steyn – Welterweight bout

Orlando ‘Mean Machine’ Machava (MOZ) vs (RSA) Roevan De Beer – Bantamweight bout

Ricky ‘Apocalypse’ Misholas (DRC) vs (RSA) Juan Bezuidenhout – Heavyweight bout

Thabani ‘The Doctor’ Mndebela (RSA) vs (DRC) Matunga ‘HHH Power’ Djikasa – Heavyweight title


*Jailson Sousa (BRA) vs (RSA) Cole Henning bout cancelled due to COVID


EFC 88 POST EVENT PRESSER | Saturday 14 August | 30 minutes after the main event

Title fight and other main card athletes face the media for interviews and breakdown their bouts. Performance bonuses are awarded. Future match-ups are made.


EFC 88 Thabani ‘The Doctor’ Mndebela vs Matunga ‘HHH Power’ Djikasa for the EFC heavyweight championship, presented by Restonic, takes place on Saturday 14 August 2021 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa. Full broadcast and fight card info at