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EFC AFRICA 19 Weigh In - All The Action

18 April 2013

EFC AFRICA – Extreme Fighting Championship – EFC AFRICA 19 Weigh In - All The Action

EFC AFRICA Featherweight Championship

DEMARTE PENA vs. WENTZEL NEL

PLUS

MARTIN VAN STADEN vs. ADAM SPEECHLY
DINO BAGATTIN vs. TYRON RIGHTFORD

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FRANCOIS KABULU vs. WADE HENDERSON
WESLEY HAWKEY vs. ALAIN ILUNGA
LEON MYNHARDT vs. JOHAN VAN STADEN
TUMELO MAPHUTHA vs. HENRY FADIPE
MARKUS TALJAARD vs. PETER NYIDE
BOYD ALLEN vs. KANYEBA ANICET
WILHELM STRAUSS vs. SORS GROBBELAAR
SEAN ROBINSON vs. PAUL TERBLANCHE
FREDERICH NAUMANN vs. DAVID VAN SCHALKWYK
DONOVIN WILKEN vs. NKAZIMULU ZULU

Johannesburg (South Africa) - A capacity crowd filled Carnival City for today’s official weigh-in ahead of EFC AFRICA 19 tomorrow, April 19. The highly stacked card delivered an action packed half hour with athletes from beginning to end showing deadly focus.

Stand-out face offs were the intensity between Sean ‘The Monster’ Robinson and Paul ‘Terror’ Terblanche, two men who had traded banter in the lead up but revealed serious intent for tomorrow night. Both made weight, leaving the crowd with the certainly that the third bout of tomorrow evening will be unmissable.

Nigerian born, Ireland based Henry Fadipe raised eyebrows in a leprechaun outfit, the muscled athlete sporting a huge ginger beard, felt green top hat and traditional cane before stripping off and squaring up to Pretorian Tumelo Maphutha, looking ominously calm and unimpressed. Proceedings between these two look set for mayhem.

Huge support rang out for the highly anticipated east vs south face off. Tyron Rightford and his opponent Dino Bagattin had to be restrained by EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth as serious words were exchanged.

For the two title contenders the mood had changed dramatically since the civil interview both gave on live national television this morning. Neither man gave an inch in a stare down that froze the room, leaving all in no doubt that this bout truly is the main event of the evening.

Late replacement athlete Wade Henderson came in 1.8kg over the welterweight limit. Both camps have agreed to fight at this weight, factoring in a percentage of Henderson’s purse paid to DRC national Francois Kabulu. Both Johan van Staden and Leon Mynhardt came in 500g heavy, again reaching an agreement to fight at this weight.

The full weigh-in event will be made available at 20:00 CAT on efcafrica.tv.

EFC AFRICA 19 Weigh-in results:

Broadcast exclusively to Nu Metro cinemas (live at 17:40)

Bout 1 : Bantamweight bout
Donnovan Wilken 60.75kg
Nkazimulo Zulu 60.2kg

Bout 2 : Lightweight bout
Frederich Naumann 69.75kg
David van Schalkwyk 69.8kg

Bout 3 : Middleweight bout
Sean Robinson 83.65kg
Paul Terblanche 83.8kg

Bout 4 : Heavyweight bout
Wilhelm Strauss 118.8kg
Sors Grobbelaar 116.5kg

Bout 5 : Featherweight bout
Boyd Allen 65.7kg
Kanyeba Anicet 66.85kg (.85kg overweight, he has two hours to make 66kgs)

Broadcast free and live on efcafrica.tv (live at 18:55 CAT/ 16:55 GMT)
Bout 6 : Featherweight bout
Markus Taljaard 65.95kg
Peter Nyide 65.7kg

Broadcast free and live on efcafrica.tv (live at 18:55 CAT/ 16:55 GMT)
Bout 7 : Middleweight bout
Tumelo Maphutha 83.35kg
Henry Fadipe 83.75kg

Bout 8 : Lightweight bout
Leon Mynhardt 70.45kg
Johan van Staden 70.55kg

Bout 9 : Featherweight bout
Wesley Hawkey 66kg
Alain Ilunga 65.3kg

Bout 10 : Welterweight bout
Francois Kabulu 76.25kg
Wade Henderson 78.85kg (Both camps have agreed to Henderson fighting at this weight, with a purse percentage paid to his opponent.)

Bout 11 : Welterweight bout
Dino Bagattin 77kg
Tyron Rightford 76.7kg

Bout 12 : Welterweight bout
Martin van Staden 76.85kg
Adam Speechly 76.5kg

Bout 13 : Featherweight championship bout
Demarte Pena 65.7kg
Wentzel Nel 65.65kg

EFC AFRICA 19, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 19 April 2013. Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now at www.numetro.com.

Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com


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