Johannesburg (South Africa) – Roelof Scheepers exploded into the EFC AFRICA Hexagon at EFC AFRICA 22 with a total demolition of Egyptian wrestler Koko Hammer. In his performance he showed all the attributes of a very dangerous heavyweight; speed, power, agility and technique. At EFC AFRICA 23 he faces experienced campaigner Brendon Groenewald, an athlete that will no doubt reveal the next layer of Scheepers’ ability.
“Scheepers has a lot of potential in the heavyweight division,” said EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth. “He had a massive debut against Koko. We’re looking forward to seeing him test himself against more established opponents.”
Groenewald kick started his Hexagon career with a brilliant first round submission of current heavyweight title contender Sors Grobbelaar. Thereafter he made the cut to light heavyweight to face current champion Gideon Drotschie and there, in a three round war, only succumbed to a final crucifix and brutal GnP from the champion.
For Groenewald this bout is an opportunity to re-find the form he displayed in bringing Grobbelaar down, in a division he’s looking to make his home. For Scheepers this is a chance to send a massive message to all of Africa’s biggest athletes. Should Scheepers dominate in this encounter the division is headed for a huge shake up.
EFC AFRICA 23, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena 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