Johannesburg, South Africa – England’s Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati is set to face South Africa’s JP “Tinkerbell’ Kruger for the vacant EFC middleweight title this Friday in Kruger’s backyard at Carnival City. Bahati has been supremely confident in all his interviews about the upcoming title fight.
In an interview this morning, Bahati was asked about former EFC champion and current UFC athlete Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan and how he sees himself stacking up to the South African former champion.
“I have met ‘Soldierboy’ and his team in the past, I got along quite well with them. If ‘Soldierboy’ and I were to fight in the EFC, I believe I would come out on top. I know that JP fought ‘Soldierboy’ and I believe I will do the same against him, I will finish him in the first round, just like McClellan did. I am the best middleweight EFC has ever seen!”
EFC 49: Kruger vs. Bahati, presented by BetXchange.com, Friday 13 May at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale now at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts including the heavyweight fight between South Africa’s van Zyl and Poland’s Kowalkowski will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on e.tv after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.