EMOTIONS EXPLODE AT THE SCALE!

Official EFC 102 Weigh-In Results

Hostilities erupted at the weigh-ins of EFC 102 when defending Welterweight champion Ziko ‘The Gorilla’ Makengele struck his opponent Mark Hulme immediately after the challenger stepped-off the scale. Hulme refused to neither back down nor retaliate before security stepped-in to prevent any further escalation. The governing body is currently discussing sanctions as a consequence of the infraction. The Hexagon is now set for an action-packed title fight where bad blood will be settled once and for all at the culmination of an astonishing 10-bout card featuring the best mixed martial artists from across the African continent.

The co-main event re-ignites the light heavyweight division as Khulekani Hlongwa and JC Lamprecht remained cool at the scale after featherweight fighters Ashley Calvert and Shannon van Tonder had to be separated following a tense stand-off where both athletes refused to break their glares as they went face-to-face with barely an inch between them, before what will undoubtedly be a war for the 145lb rankings. The mutual respect between the massive Vandam Mbuyi and Ivan Strydom was on show despite the fact that the two heavyweights fighting in this catchweight bout rarely go past the first round. The main-card scales were tipped between phenomenal strikers Crystal van Wyk and her Nigerian opponent Juliet Ukah in what will be a thrilling battle in the women’s strawweight division after the featured prelim fighters Given Majuba and Peace Nguphane sized-each other in the only other welterweight bout of a card dripping with menace and all-out action!

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Official EFC 102 weigh-in results as follows.

WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT

Ziko Makengele (C) (DRC) 168.4lbs vs Mark Hulme 166.1lbs (SA)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT

Khulekani Hlongwa 193.8lbs (SA) vs JC Lamprecht 203.8lbs (SA)

FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT

Ashley Calvert 145lbs (SA) vs Shannon van Tonder 145lbs (SA)

CATCHWEIGHT FIGHT

Vandam Mbuyi 264.7lbs (DRC) vs Ivan Strydom 269.5lbs * (SA)

STRAWWEIGHT FIGHT

Juliet Ukah 114.9lbs (NIG) vs Crystal van Wyk 114lbs (SA)

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

Given Majuba 168.5lbs (SA) vs Peace Nguphane 169lbs (SA)

FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT

Emmanuel Sita 144.7lbs (DRC) vs David Mambo 141.1lbs (SA)

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

Osvaldo Benedito 154.6lbs (ANG) vs Robert Swanepoel 154lbs (SA)

FLYWEIGHT FIGHT

Christian Mulamba 127.2lbs (DRC) * vs Luke Hendrikz 125lbs (SA)

CATCHWEIGHT FIGHT

Gracia Ngoyi 138.7lbs (DRC) vs Vincent Nakana 138.7lbs (SA)

* These athletes did not make weight and forfeit a percentage of their purses.

Betting on all the EFC 102 bouts is available with World Sports Betting

Prelims and main card bouts will be available live on www.efcworldwide.tv

Prelim bouts start at 16:00 CAT

Main card bouts start at 19:00 CAT

EFC 102 Makengele vs Hulme  is presented by World Sports Betting and takes place on Thursday 13th April 2023 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa.