It’s Fight Week!
Cape Town gets set for one monster night
04 November 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa - In just three days the Mother City explodes when Africa’s biggest MMA event hits her shores.
EFC AFRICA 25 is headlined by the title rematch thriller between Don Madge and Leon Mynhardt. They have faced each other before. In April 2012, in Cape Town, they put on the greatest striking display seen on the continent. This Thursday they go again, except now Madge’s lightweight title is on the line.
Co-headlining the event Gideon ‘Juggernaut’ Drotschie defends his light heavyweight title against international legend Fraser ‘Omen’ Opie in a bout many have tipped for a potential fight of the night.
In addition the Cape’s Francois Kabulu, Brendon Groenewald and Sors Grobbelaar clash with the legendary Michiel Opperman, Bernardo Mikixi and Vandam Mbuyi respectively.
Plus, another eight bouts fill the EFC AFRICA 25 card, pitting the greatest of the Cape’s MMA talent against the continent’s best.
Here’s a list of highlights to look out for in the final lead up to EFC AFRICA 25.
- Light heavyweight champion Gideon Drotschie and challenger Fraser Opie get together in studio to talk all things Thursday night at 2Oceans Vibe FM, 4pm.
- Betting on all EFC AFRICA 25 bouts opens at www.betxchange.co.za
- Cairo Howarth chats with the guys on 2Oceans Vibe FM, 4pm
- Lightweight champ Don Madge appears on UCT campus radio 104.5FM, 4pm
- Madge & Mynhardt face off for the first time on SuperSport Blitz, aired throughout the day.
- Cairo Howarth appears on 567 Cape Talk/702, evening, time TBC
- EFC AFRICA 25 Weigh-in. Fans are invited to attend the weigh-in event, live, at GrandWest’s Market Hall. Be a part of the live SuperSport Blitz broadcast, see Africa’s greatest warriors face off for the first time, and support your fighter in EFC AFRICA’s top gym support competition.
- EFC AFRICA 25. Doors open at 16h00, first bout commences at 16h15.
- EFC AFRICA 25 Post Event Press Conference. Commencing 30 minutes after the event and held in GrandWest’s Market Hall, media and fans are invited to attend and listen to the main card athlete’s views on their bouts, as well as KO, Fight and Submission of the night winners.
- EFC AFRICA 25’s main event winners appear live on SuperSport Blitz, Friday night.
How to watch EFC AFRICA 25 live:
16h15 CAT: Prelim bouts 1 – 8. Catch these fights live at the venue or stream them live, in HD, at efcafrica.tv.
20h00 CAT: Live broadcast commences with main card bouts 9 – 13. Catch the action live in:
20h00 CAT - SuperSport09, SS5HD (See EFC AFRICA 25, Journey to the Hexagon, immediately before)
North Africa & Middle East
20h00 CAT - Abu-Dhabi TV
United States, Canada & Caribbean
14h00 EST - Fight NOW! TV
Stream the entire prelim and main card live through efcafrica.tv. Visit the website for up to date pricing details.
EFC AFRICA 25, presented by MusclePharm, takes place on Thursday 07 November at the GrandWest Grand Arena, Cape Town. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Stream the entire event, live and in HD, from efcafrica.tv.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com