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LINO, TROSEE, READY TO WRITE HISTORY

Perfect weight for all at EFC 60 weigh-in

09 June 2017

LINO, TROSEE, READY TO WRITE HISTORY

LINO VERSUS TROSEE

VAN STADEN VERSUS MYNHARDT

A. HASSAN VERSUS MASUNYANE
ROODMAN VERSUS MEINTJES
CUTENDANA VERSUS M. DE BEER

PLUS

MDLALOSE VERSUS JOSHUA
MNIKATHI VERSUS MANENGELA
Y. HASSAN VERSUS FLEMING
MNDEBELA VERSUS MIKIXI
MOODLEY VERSUS RICHARDS
DE LA REY VERSUS RICHARDS
OCTAVIO VERSUS DE VRIES (CANCELLED)

Durban, South Africa – The Sun Park at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom was rocking and rolling this afternoon when Durban’s sharpest fighting athletes hit the scales, ready to take on the MMA world at EFC 60 tomorrow night.

The event is headlined by the organisation’s first ever women’s flyweight title fight. Both local Amanda ‘Mad Dog’ Lino and Pretoria’s Jacqualine ‘Demolition’ Trosee hit their 57kg mark, although Trosee spent a tense afternoon shedding the final grams needed.

The two have fought before, on that occasion Lino knocking Trosee out in just 10 seconds. Both fighters acknowledged that meeting to be far in the past, expecting a new level of intensity and experience when they enter the Hexagon tomorrow night.

Co-headlining is the battle between legends, Durban native Martin ‘The Punisher’ Van Staden meeting former EFC lightweight champion and fellow MMA trailblazer Leon ‘The Iron Lion’ Mynhardt.

Their face-off was full of the respect of proven warriors. They too have fought before, and they too have re-invented themselves into athletes at the pinnacle of their destructive power.

This match-up has fight of the year written all over it, full of immense skill and rich history.

Durban’s iconic Abdul ‘Hollywood’ Hassan greeted relative newcomer Bokang Masunyane with an ice-cool stare, leaving the new man in no doubt that Durban is Hassan’s hometown and her fans his people. Their match-up is another must see.

Cameron Meintjes takes a bold step on his growing career in his match-up against crowd favourite Gordon Roodman. The local greeted Roodman with a smile, feeding off the support flowing through the venue for the man from Queensburgh.

Angola’s Marino Cutendana opens the main card when he welcomes local Martin De Beer to the pressure of the live broadcast, beamed around the world. De Beer took the exposure in his stride, meeting the experienced Cutendana with rock solid composure.

The event opening bout between Angola’s Josemar Octavio and Durban’s Radley De Vries was cancelled, due to Octavio failing to secure a travel visa in time.

One athlete failed to make weight. Sizwe Mnikati opted to take a financial penalty.

The official EFC 60 weigh-in results are as follows:

Fight 1: Featherweight
Warren Richards 65.80kg
Stephan De La Rey 65.95kg

Fight 2: Flyweight
Roevan De Beer 56.90kg
Dansheel Moodley 59.55kg

Fight 3: Heavyweight
Thabani Mndebela 104.80kg
Nico Yamdjie 119.70kg

Fight 4: Bantamweight
Jesse Fleming 61.00kg
Yusuf Hassan 60.95kg

Fight 5: Catchweight
Sindile Manengela 68.65kg
Sizwe Mnikathi 70.65kg

Fight 6: Bantamweight
Gary Joshua 60.80kg
Baldwin Mdlalose 61.00kg

Fight 7: Bantamweight
Martin de Beer 59.45kg
Marino Cutendana 61.00kg

Fight 8: Middleweight
Cameron Meintjes 83.90kg
Gordon Roodman 83.30kg

Fight 9: Bantamweight
Bokang Masunyane 59.55kg
Abdul Hassan 69.95kg

Fight 10: Lightweight
Leon Mynhardt 69.25kg
Martin van Staden 69.70kg

Fight 11: Women’s Flyweight Title Fight
Jacqualine Trosee 57.00kg
Amanda Lino 56.35kg

EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee 2, presented by BetXchange.com takes place on Saturday 10 June 2017 at Sibaya, Durban. Tickets are on sale at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on  (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.


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