Heavyweight Showdown Confirmed

Strauss vs. Vandam at EFC AFRICA 23

From left: Wilhelm Strauss, Vandam Mbuyi.

Johannesburg (South Africa) – On Thursday September 12 two massive hitters stand toe to toe when Wilhelm ‘Tiny’ Strauss clashes with Vandam Mbuyi at EFC AFRICA 23.

Strauss is riding a high on the back of his fight of the night, epic three round victory over Lance Ceronio at EFC AFRICA 21. Mbuyi is riding that same high.

Making his Hexagon debut on the same evening Mbuyi went three rounds with Egypt’s heavy hitting Mohamed Karim, out boxing the Egyptian with straight punches and relentless pressure.

“I am here to fight,” said Mbuyi about the coming clash. “I don’t care who he is or how he fights. It can be Tiny, it can be anyone. I am here to fight.”

In his encounter with Ceronio, Strauss won through with heart, fitness, accurate strikes and a good dose of heavy knees. Vandam on the other hand was barely tested, showing calm composure as he out mauled an opponent 18 years his junior. For both men, September 12 is a step up and a proving ground, an opportunity for all-out war.

EFC AFRICA returns to Carnival City’s Big Top Arena for EFC AFRICA 23, presented by MusclePharm, taking place on 12 September 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at www.numetro.com.

Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com