DON MADGE VS. BOYD ALLEN
IRSHAAD SAYED VS. CHARLIE WEYER
BRENDON GROENEWALD vs. ELVIS MOYO
MARCEL TENIERS vs. DAVID BUIRSKI
IGEU KABESA vs. REGIS MUYAMBO
GORDON ROODMAN vs. BRUNO MUKULU
SIBUSISO MDOKO vs. ALAIN ILUNGA
RICKY MISHOLAS vs. DIDIER KILOLA LUBIKA
SAXON DELAFIELD vs. SHAUN DE LANGE
ROELOF SCHEEPERS vs. DALCHA LUNGIAMBULA
ANTHONY MAILER vs. TSHILOMBA MULUMBA
NATHAN FREDERICKS vs. SINDILIE MANENGELA
Johannesburg (South Africa) – Thursday’s EFC 30 event took a step closer to the opening buzzer when the official weigh-in event took place today, at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Cape Town.
Superstar Don Madge and the unstoppable Boyd Allen from Johannesburg headline the card in an inter-divisional superfight, and had the crowd on their feet when each hit the scale.
Their bout is scheduled at a catchweight of 69kg, which Allen hit squarely but Madge over shot by 650 grams. Madge declined to cut further and has instead taken a financial penalty.
“Let’s get it on,” said Allen in a quick post weigh-in interview. “This is going to be explosive.”
Tomorrow’s event marks the milestone return of world Muay Thai, K1 and Chinese MMA champion Irshaad Sayed. Sayed left Cape Town, the city of his birth, at the age of 17 for Thailand. Tomorrow night he fights MMA (against Charlie Weyer) for the first time in front of his family and friends.
His local fans showed their support by cheering him on when he hit the scale, and his opponent.
Heavyweight ground specialist Brendon Groenewald was all smiles when squaring off with his African heavyweight boxing champion opponent Elvis ‘The Bomber’ Moyo, both men tipping the scales at over 110kg.
The event had its share of controversy. Local favourite Regis Muyambo encountered an intense challenge from opponent and multiple SA wrestling champion Igeu Kabesa during their face off, one which saw them separated by EFC president Cairo Howarth, and had Muyambo warning Kabesa to watch himself tomorrow night.
As always Sibusiso Mdoko made a huge splash with his ever present pre-fight shades, making a meal of facing off against former teammate and lethal kickboxer from the DRC, Alain Ilunga.
The face-off between heavyweight and fellow DRC born men Ricky ‘The Apocalypse’ Misholas and ‘Knife’ Didier was a huge affair. Misholas challenged the debutant hard, both men clashing heads before being separated.
EFC AFRICA 30 Weigh-in results were as follows:
Bout 1 : Featherweight bout
Sindile Manengela 66.75kg
Nathan Fredericks 65.05kg
Bout 2 : Lightweight bout
Tshilomba Mulumba 68.90kg
Anthony Mailer 68.80kg
Bout 3 : Light heavyweight bout
Champion Dalcha 90.00kg
Roelof Scheepers 92.60kg
Bout 4 : Welterweight bout
Shaun de Lange 76.80kg
Saxon Delafield 76.05kg
Bout 5 : Heavyweight bout
Knife Didier-Kilola 103.70kg
Ricky Misholas 107.75kg
Bout 6 : Lightweight bout
Alain Ilunga 69.50kg
Sibusiso Mdoko 69.95kg
Bout 7 : Welterweight bout
Bruno Mukulu 76.05kg
Gordon Roodman 76.95kg
Bout 8 : Lightweight bout
Regis Muyambo 70.00kg
Igeu Kabesa 69.75kg
Bout 9 : Welterweight bout
David Buirski 76.75kg
Marcel Teniers 76.45kg
Bout 10 : Heavyweight bout
Elvis Moyo 117.45kg
Brendon Groenewald 110.65kg
Bout 11 : Bantamweight bout
Charlie Weyer 60.75kg
Irshaad Sayed 60.85kg
Bout 12 : Catchweight bout at 69kg
Boyd Allen 69.00kg
Don Madge 69.65kg (Madge competes with a financial penalty)
EFC 30, presented by BetXchange.com, takes place on Thursday 05 June 2014 at the GrandWest Grand Arena, Cape Town. Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in HD at www.sterkinekor.com. Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at efcafrica.tv.