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The Time For Talk Is Over

Pena fired up for EFC AFRICA 21

24 July 2013

EFC AFRICA – Extreme Fighting Championship – The Time For Talk Is Over
Featherweight champion Demarte Pena (right) and bad boy challenger Abdul Hassan face off at the EFC AFRICA 21 weigh-in.

EFC AFRICA Featherweight Championship

DEMARTE PENA vs. ABDUL HASSAN

PLUS

SORS GROBBELAAR vs. BERNARDO MIKIXI
RUAN POTTS vs. MAHMOUD HASSAN
FRANCOIS GROENEWALD vs. GARETH BUIRSKI
JASON CULVERWELL vs. JC LAMPBRECHT

AND

DAVID BUIRSKI vs. NICHOLAS RADLEY
WILHELM STRAUSS vs. LANCE CERONIO
BOYD ALLEN vs. HANRU BOTHA
TEZ MAKUEBO vs. DRICUS DU PLESIS
JOHAN VAN STADEN vs. STEVEN MOMAH
MOHAMED KARIM vs. VANDAM MBUYI
NKAZIMULO ZULU vs. LOURENS BOTES
MAWANDE MAZITHAMBI vs. PIERRE BOTHA

Johannesburg (South Africa) - The EFC AFRICA 21 weigh-in took place at Carnival City today, with massive action entertaining the capacity crowd. Tomorrow night’s event is headlined by the featherweight title fight between undefeated champion Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena and bad boy challenger Abdul ‘Hollywood’ Hassan. Both fighters showed ominous intent today. “The time for talking is over,” said the champion immediately after he hit the scale, “now it’s time to fight.”

An earth shattering four heavyweight bouts are scheduled for tomorrow night and the big men were out in force today. The DRC’s Judoka black belt Vandam Mbuyi came in at 109.7kg before enjoying a massive stare down from Egypt’s hulking Abdel Karim. Tiny Strauss and Lance Ceronio both tipped the scales at over 110kgs. Judging by their butting of heads neither is in the mood to step back tomorrow night.

Former heavyweight champion and only once defeated Ruan Potts, beginning his title comeback trail tomorrow night, had his hands full with the powerfully muscled and notoriously heavy handed Mahmoud ‘Hellboy’ Hassan. Hassan sent the former champ a clear message with an ice cool stare while the crowd got vocal behind Potts.

The other favorite of the afternoon was Bernardo Mikixi, participating in the final heavyweight bout of the event, who had the crowd on their feet at his entrance. The Angolan wrecking machine has vowed that he will be taking the number one heavyweight contender spot from George native Sors Grobbelaar, a sentiment the crowd most definitely agreed with.

In a record breaking performance, all athletes made weight, meaning no more obstacles remain before 26 of Africa’s greatest warriors step into the Hexagon tomorrow night.

EFC AFRICA 21 Weigh-in results were as follows:

Bout 1: Featherweight bout
Mawande Mazithambe 63.70kg
Pierre Botha 65.70kg

Bout 2 : Bantamweight bout
Nkazimulo Zulu 60.30kg
Lourens Botes 61.00kg

Bout 3 : Heavyweight bout
Mohamed Karim 113.90kg
Vandam Mbuyi 109.70kg

Bout 4 : Lightweight bout
Johan van Staden 70.00kg
Steven Momah 69.95kg

Bout 5 : Middleweight bout
Tez Makuebo 83.00kg
Dricus du Plessis 83.00kg

Bout 6 : Lightweight bout
Boyd Allen 69.75kg
Hanru Botha 69.50kg

Bout 7 : Heavyweight bout
Wilhelm Strauss 119.20kg
Lance Ceronio 111.60kg

Bout 8 : Welterweight bout
David Buirski 76.45kg
Nicholas Radley 77.00

Bout 9 : Middleweight bout
Jason Culverwell 82.70
JC Lamprecht 83.75kg

Bout 10 : Featherweight bout
Francois Groenewald 63.60
Gareth Buirski 65.75kg

Bout 11 : Heavyweight bout
Ruan Potts 110.15kg
Mahmoud Hassan 108.10kg

Bout 12 : Heavyweight bout
Bernardo Mikixi 108.15kg
Sors Grobbelaar 117.25kg

Bout 13 : Featherweight championship bout
Demarte Pena 65.60kg
Abdul Hassan 65.15kg

EFC AFRICA 21, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 25 July 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. 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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