Johannesburg, South Africa – The Countdown to EFC 97 has begun! Featuring 11 bouts from athletes representing 8 nations from across the world, September the 8th will play host to the best non-stop combat sports action on the African continent!
Headlined by South Africa’s flyweight prodigy Gift ‘The Day’ Walker who welcomes French knockout-artist Boulem Sahraoui to the Hexagon, the main card features 4 other bouts replete with contenders and fan-favourites.
Walkers’ welterweight teammate, Peace ‘X’ Nguphane will face Johan ‘The Natural’ Van Staden who holds the record for the most consecutive fights in EFC history. Desperate to regain the number one contender slot he lost to HP Van Staden at EFC 95, Nguphane will be wary of the Durbanites overwhelming experience after his past bloody battles with names like Opperman, Mynhardt, Jakobi and Kabesa.
The undefeated bantamweight Dayne Van Wyk welcomes our new Cameroonian signing, Alice Ngom from Yaoundé. Fresh off a superb decision victory, Bheki Ngcobo faces Angolan Eduardo Barros who’s desperate to return to the win column and in the main card curtain-riser, Cape Town’s Emmanuel Sita takes on Tshwane’s undefeated Prince Lolia whilst in the featured prelim bout, stalwart Pietie Coxen aims to pull the welcome mat from under Canadian Tom Theocharis’s feet as the ACE champion arrives in South Africa hunting for middleweight prey.
With six other undercard bouts, EFC 97 is guaranteed to become one of the most explosive sporting events on the continent this year!
EFC 97 MAIN CARD
Gift Walker vs. Boualem Sahraoui [Flyweight Fight]
Dayne van Wyk vs. Alice Ngom [Women’s Bantamweight Fight]
Eduardo Barros vs. Bheki Ngcobo [Bantamweight Fight]
Johan van Staden vs. Peace Nguphane [Welterweight Fight]
Emmanuel Sita vs. Prince Lolia [Featherweight Fight]
EFC 97 PRELIM CARD
Tom Theocharis vs. Pietie Coxen [Middleweight Fight]
Guide Moyo vs. Tumisang Madiba [Featherweight Fight]
Guelor Sondi vs. Kaleka Kabanda [Lightweight Fight]
Orlando Machava vs. Martin Gcinumkhondo [Bantamweight Fight]
Kgaugelo Moitšhela vs. Christian Mulamba [Flyweight Fight]
Godknows Ndlovu vs. Terrence Balelo [Flyweight Fight]
Take a look at the Official Countdown for the main event EFC 97 and the Bout Breakdowns of every single fight on this incredible main card!
EFC 97 OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN SHOW:
VAN WYK VS NGOM BOUT BREAKDOWN:
BARROS VS NGCOBO BOUT BREAKDOWN:
VAN STADEN VS NGUPHANE BOUT BREAKDOWN:
SITA VS LOLIA BOUT BREAKDOWN:
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EFC 97, Walker vs Sahraoui, is presented by World Sports Betting and takes place on Thursday, 08 September 2022 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa.
Broadcast information at www.efcworldwide.com