Calvert Going To War With The ‘Commander’

Johannesburg (South Africa) – EFC AFRICA 17 will showacse yet another exciting featherweight bout between Ashley Calvert (0-4) and Alain ‘Commander’ Ilunga (2-1), taking place at Carnival City on 23 November.

Calvert from Johannesburg favours his Jiu-Jitsu and is keen to tick off a win behind his name. “I have been very active in my training and it is going well. No injuries so far and after today I will step my training up a notch as well. It’s going to be a good fight and I am comfortable with my opponent,” says Calvert, who has faced a string of top opponents and is yet to taste victory.

Ilunga, the striking sensation from the Cape, backs up his lightning-fast blows with ever evolving grappling, and believes he has what it takes to win the fight against the more experienced Calvert. “I will make sure I am at my best. EFC AFRICA 17 will be a night to remember!” says Ilunga.

This featherweight match-up plus the other nine prelim bouts are broadcast exclusively to Nu Metro cinemas across South Africa.

EFC AFRICA 17, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 23 November. Tickets on sale at Computicket and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at

The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on, starting at 22h35 CAT, and broadcast live across North America on Fight NOW! TV, starting 16h30 EST.