DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
Official EFC 89 Weigh-in results and repercussions
The EFC 89 official weigh-in’s went down, behind closed doors at the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa, ahead of the EFC Flyweight championship fight between Nkazimulo Zulu and Luthando Biko.
After a highly anticipated build-up a number of surprising turn of events took place.
The former champion, Zulu missed making weight for his championship fight against Biko. After Biko made weight it was confirmed that the fight will go ahead, but only Biko stands a chance of winning the title. Should Zulu win, the EFC flyweight title will remain vacant.
Zwelibanzi Ngema was forced to pull out of his bout with Gift Walker due to COVID and remarkably South Africa’s Martin Qcinukmondo stepped in on weigh-in day to replace him.
Watch the EFC 89 weigh-in’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPmhDxRO4E
Official EFC 89 weigh-in results as follows.
EFC 89 MAIN CARD BOUTS | STARTING 17:00 CAT
Flyweight Championship Main Event
Nkazimulo Zulu (RSA) 127.7lbs vs (RSA) Luthando Biko 124.8lbs – Zulu missed weight and is not eligible to win the title
Igeu Kabesa (DRC) vs (DRC) Anicet Kanyeba – Fight cancelled (Anicet Kanyeba not medically cleared to fight)
Cole Henning (RSA) 152.7lbs vs (DRC) August Kayambala 153.0lbs
Petie Coxen (RSA) 184.5lbs vs (RSA) JT Botha 184.6lbs
Asiashu Tshitamba (RSA) 136.0lbs vs (ZIM/IRL) Taka Mhandu 135.5lbs
Eduardo Barros (ANG) 135.0lbs vs (MOZ) Orlando Machava135.5lbs
EFC 89 PRELIM CARD BOUTS | STARTING 14:30 CAT
Vince Bembe (RSA) 144.6lbs vs (RSA) Warren Richards146.0lbs
Ashley Calvert (RSA) 161.0lbs vs (DRC) Guelor Sondi 159.1lbs
Martin Qcinukmondo (RSA) 137.9lbs vs (RSA) Gift Walker 133.9lbs
Prince Lolia (DRC) 145.4lbs vs (RSA) Musa Sethwape 143.5lbs
EFC 89 Zuluboy vs Biko, presented by Restonic, takes place on Saturday 11 September 2021 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa (no spectators due to COVID-19 government restrictions). Full broadcast and fight card information at www.efcworldwide.com.