Thrilling Bouts Precede Heavyweight Title Showdown

Action-Packed EFC AFRICA 18 Fight Card Announced

Johannesburg (South Africa) – The most dangerous man on the continent, heavyweight champion Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts, clashes with iron-jawed Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl, in the highly anticipated rematch for Africa’s most coveted belt. Africa’s MMA calendar kicks-off with EFC AFRICA 18, presented by MusclePharm, on 1 March at Carnival City.

The undefeated Potts (5-0), the only man ever to beat van Zyl (9-1) ending his then 7 fight winning streak, has continued his dominance by dispatching of the heavy handed Bernardo Mikixi at EFC AFRICA 16. Since his defeat van Zyl has been on another winning tear, and vows to return the favour to the champion by serving up his first loss, and has made it clear that this rematch will not go the same way as their first encounter.

Plus the Buirski brothers, Gareth and David, clash with Abdul Hassan and Tyron Rightford in significant bouts for the featherweight and welterweight divisions.

Other highly anticipated bouts see JP Kruger face-off with Donavin Hawkey, Jason Culverwell welcome Fraser Opie to the promotion, and former welterweight champion Dallas Jakobi cut to lightweight to battle with former title contender Alex Cheboub.

With the heavyweight championship on the line, another five heavyweight and light heavyweight bouts on the card, plus seven more top match-ups including EFC AFRICA’s first bantamweight clash, this is a night of action not to be missed!

EFC AFRICA 18, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 1 March 2013. Tickets on sale at Computicket and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at

Broadcast information and full fight card available at