One shot at gold for Bembe, one last fight for Kabesa.
In four weeks from now, one of the most dominant combat sports athletes ever to perform on African soil, Igeu Kabesa, returns to defend his 145lb title, and he does so perhaps for the very last time. He faces the number one contender, the power-punching grappler, Vince Bembe.
Marking his 10th year at the top of the continent’s premier MMA organisation, and after recently concluding a fight contract offer with a US based promotion, ‚ÄėSmiley‚Äô has chosen to put it all on the line and face a savage challenger who has earned contendership with a dizzying flurry of astounding finishes and gritty campaigns.
Combining a thunderous right hand with a grinding submission game, the determined MMA disciple is on a path to destroy the veteran wrestler and grab the belt. But Kabesa has a peerless highlight reel with a resumé of pure carnage against a plethora of greats and has dispatched many presumptuous challengers along the way to remain the greatest featherweight in the history of EFC.
Now at EFC 104 on Thursday the 15th of June in the City of Gold, Kabesa enters the arena and puts his most precious asset and the future of his career on the line against a man who has never been knocked-out and refuses to back down. The fight and outcome of Kabesa versus Bembe for the EFC featherweight championship marks a historic moment for both champion and challenger and marks a significant moment in time for the continued growth of African MMA.