EFC AFRICA MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
JEREMY SMITH vs. DARREN DANIEL
EFC AFRICA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
COSTA IOANNOU vs. LEON MYNHARDT
MARTIN VAN STADEN vs. JADYSON COSTA
DINO BAGATTIN vs. DALLAS JAKOBI
DONAVIN HAWKEY vs. LIAM CLELAND
JP KRUGER vs. WADE HENDERSON
BOYD ALLEN vs. AMOS HLATSHWAYO
LEO GLOSS vs. WESLEY HAWKEY
ARMAND DE BRUYN vs. PETE MOTAUNG
DON MADGE vs. HECTOR BRITTS
LANCE CERONIO vs. GIDEON DROTSCHIE
FRANCOIS GROENEWALD vs. KOBA IAKOBIDZE
ASHLEY CALVERT vs. ALAIN ILUNGA
Johannesburg (South Africa) – Africa’s premier mixed martial arts show is back in just two weeks! On Friday 23 November, Carnival City will erupt with explosive action as the last showcase of the year, EFC AFRICA 17, presented by MusclePharm, gets under way with what has been called “the most epic fight card to date” featuring 26 of Africa’s biggest MMA stars.
Jeremy ‘Pitbull’ Smith and Darren ‘Double D’ Daniel will will battle it out for the middleweight title. Smith, riding an 11 fight winning streak and undefeated in the EFC AFRICA Hexagon, claimed championship glory when he choked-out Garreth McLellan in March this year. The highly regarded Daniel, also undefeated in EFC AFRICA, brings his explosive aggression to the fight, making this the champion’s toughest test to date.
The undefeated lightweight champion, Costa Ioannou, will go head-to-head with Leon ‘Iron Lion’ Mynhardt. Ioannou has successfully defended his title twice, beating Alex Cheboub and former welterweight champion Adam Speechly, and looks to continue dominating the division. Since dropping to lightweight the ‘Iron Lion’ has torn through the division, and now only has Ioannou in the way of his championship glory.
Martin van Staden will put his skills to the test against former champion Jadyson Costa. Two exciting and popular athletes clash in this decisive bout for the welterweight division, as both contenders hope for a shot at the title.
With many other stars plus a few new faces, EFC AFRICA 17 is not to be missed!
How to watch EFC AFRICA 17 live:
Live event – all 13 bouts: Carnival City’s Big Top Arena presents unparalleled view, sound, lighting and atmosphere. Tickets for the live event are still available at Computicket www.computicket.com
Doors open at 5pm, first fight starts at 5:40pm.
Nu Metro – all 13 bouts: For an unmatched larger than life audio-visual experience, look no further than EFC AFRICA’s live nationwide broadcast to Nu Metro cinemas. See the action as it happens at Hyde Park, Bedford Centre, The Glen, Canal Walk, V & A Waterfront, Pavilion, Menlyn Park, Loch Logan, Riverside, Klerksdorp, Walmer Park, Montecasino, Clearwater Mall, Brightwater Commons, Boardwalk, Grandwest, Emperors Palace, Hatfield Plaza, N1 City, North Park Mall, Worcester, Benoni Lakeside Mall and Galleria. Live broadcast starts at 5:40pm, book at www.numetro.com
e.tv – 3 main card bouts: EFC AFRICA will once again be broadcast live throughout Africa! e.tv will broadcast three main card bouts live from 22:35. Simply tune in to e.tv from any of the 49 countries that receive e.tv and see Africa’s finest go to war!
Fight NOW! TV – 3 main card bouts: For fans in USA, Canada and the Caribbean, EFC AFRICA will be broadcast live on Fight Now TV, America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel. Three main card bouts will be shown live from 22:35 CAT (16:35 EST)
Online pay-per-view – 3 main card bouts: All the main card action of Africa’s biggest MMA event is just a click away at http://shop.efcafrica.com Purchase the evening’s three main bouts for less than USD25 (only R195). Once purchased, bouts can be viewed as many times as you like within 24 hours. Bouts will be available for purchase before, during and after the event takes place.
EFC AFRICA 17, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 23 November. Tickets on sale at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at www.numetro.com. Full fight card and broadcast information available at efcafrica.com