Middleweight champ upsets fans and digs at Du Plessis

Johannesburg, South Africa – England’s Yannick Bahati knows how to get the crowd riled up. With just over four weeks to his meeting with EFC welterweight champ Dricus du Plessis, he has caused another massive stir. During the editing of the Countdown Show to EFC 62, a video was captured of Bahati saying “F*** YOU” to South Africans.

Bahati followed that up with another highly offensive tweet.

Du Plessis responded via his Instagram account, depicting Bahati’s KO loss to Du Plessis’ teammate Michiel Opperman.

Bahati and Du Plessis have nearly come to blows in the past. Backstage at EFC 56 they nearly got into a scuffle, making their coming fight seem inevitable.

Bahati has become known as the man South African fans love to hate. After defeating South African JP Kruger to claim the EFC middleweight belt, he flipped the local crowd off.

This champion vs champion title fight takes place as the main event of EFC 62 at Carnival City, which also features both the flyweight and featherweight title fights.

EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu, Kabesa vs Botha is presented by www.BetXchange.comand takes place on Saturday 19 August live from the Carnival City, Johannesburg, RSA. Tickets are on sale at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on