Kanyeba vs Illunga pulled from Friday’s EFC 49 card

Johannesburg, South Africa – EFC 49 is just around the corner with the official weigh-in taking place tomorrow, live at Carnival City. In the final days of preperation, DRC’s Anicet Kanyeba has been forced to withdraw from his prelim card bout vs fellow DRC countryman Alain Ilunga due to an injury. This fight has subsequently been cancelled.

Kanyeba has broken bones and knuckle in his hand.

“It is always very unfortunate when an athlete is injured, especially just before a big fight,” stated EFC matchmaker Graeme Cartmell. He concluded,” With the very short notice of the injury, we are unable to find a replacement for Anicet to face an Alain.”

Headlining the prelim card now sees the heavyweight fight between Wilhelm ‘Tiny’ Strauss and amateur world champion making his EFC debut Wessel ‘Wess Express’ Mostert.

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.