Johannesburg (South Africa) – Themba ‘The Answer’ Gorimbo has been on a tear in the lightweight division having gone three straight wins inside the Hexagon. Gorimbo has been sidelined due to injury since his victory in February, and now is his return. Nearly a year later he will face Alex ‘The Professor’ Cheboub as the first bout on the main card for EFC 37.
Gorimbo has put on three phenomenal performances against super tough opponents. Finishing his first two bouts in the Hexagon via armbars, both in the first round, he then faced Chaz Wasserman. In his hardest bout to date, he rose to the occasion and came from behind to win via a slick D’arce choke in the second round.
“His next challenge comes in the form of EFC veteran Alex Cheboub. A victory here would surely put him into the mix as a potential contender for the lightweight belt.
Cheboub has been through it all, having lost a title fight to Costa Ioannou followed by a loss to Leon Mynhardt. Then he went on a three fight win streak only to have it dashed by number one contender Wade Groth via a spectacular KO. Always a fight of the night prospect, Cheboub needs to get back into the winning column.
EFC 37: Mynhardt vs. Madge III, Speechly vs. Buirski is presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at Carnival City, Johannesburg, on Saturday 21 February 2015. Tickets on sale soon at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at www.sterkinekor.com. Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at efcworldwide.tv