BetXchange opens betting ahead of EFC 49

Johannesburg, South Africa – Betting on Friday’s EFC 49 middleweight title fight event is now open with, SA’s leading bookmaker.

Both England’s Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati and Joe ‘Silk’ Cummins will enter the Hexagon on Friday as the favourites in their respective bouts against South Africa’s JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger and Zimbabwe’s Themba ‘The Answer’ Gorimbo.

Meanwhile two of the best heavyweights in EFC, the former two-time champion South Africa’s Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl and Poland’s Tomasz ‘Kredka’ Kowalkowski, collide with the South African as the favourite.

As many expected, the old guard is set to enter as the favourite on Friday night in a clash between generations. The odds put Johannesburg’s JP Buys as the underdog against Durban’s Abdul ‘Holywood’ Hassan.

Even money can be made in the highly anticipated rematch between Katz and Hawkey who are kicking off the main card. Hawkey defeated Katz the last time they fought.

Starting the night off with a bang in the prelim bouts, anyone getting behind Durban’s Bill Thusi, the man who is fighting debutant Yusuf Hassan, will more than triple their stake if he is victorious.

Odds on all of Friday night’s bouts are as follows:

Kruger vs Bahati – Bahati the favourite at 12/10 vs 6/10.
Van Zyl vs Kowalkowski – Van Zyl the favourite at 6/10 vs 12/10.
Gorimbo vs Cummins – Cummins the favourite at 12/10 vs 6/10.
Hassan vs Buys – A. Hassan the favourite at 7/10 vs 11/10.
Katz vs Hawkey – Even money at 17/20 vs 17/20.
Strauss vs Mostert – Strauss the favourite at 6/10 vs 12/10.
Buthelezi vs Ngcobo – Buthelezi the favourite at 11/10 vs 7/10.
Kamba vs Hlongwa – Hlongwa the favourite at 11/10 vs 7/10.
Madiba vs Hlatswayo – Madiba the favourite at 5/10 vs 15.10.
Thusi vs Y. Hassan – Hassan the favourite at 7/2 vs 1/6.

Fans can bet live at the counter throughout the night at Carnival City, plus make use of’s MOBI site, giving customers the full range on a mobile platform, allowing bets to be placed from any seat inside the venue. also offers the option of betting on the method of victory. is a leading sports betting company with over 10 000 betting options as well as an online App. Bets can be placed on all bouts at the stand at EFC events from as little as R1/ Visit or call 011 712 4610 for more information.

EFC 49: Kruger vs. Bahati, presented by, Friday 13 May at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale now at, 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 starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.