Johannesburg, South Africa – 2017 was an incredible year. New champions were crowned, athletes cemented their legacies and spectacular fights were witnessed. Before more memories are made in the new-year and all the highly anticipated 2018 action gets underway, the time has come to vote for 2017’s most outstanding.
The #EFC2017Award categories and nominations can be found below. Head to the official EFC Facebook page to cast your vote for each.
Most EXCITING Athlete of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Bokang Masunyane, Faeez Jacobs, Champion Dalcha, Amanda Lino, Dricus du Plessis, Phillipe Rouch, Yannick Bahati or Trezeguet Kanyinda
Presented by Samsung Mobile SA, this category is reserved for those athletes who always bring a special something extra to the Hexagon.
FRESHMAN of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Phillipe Rouch, Jose Da Rocha, Gunther Kalunda, Gavin Hughes, Deon Bruning, Rizlen Zouak, Faeez Jacobs, Trezeguet Kanyinda, Bunmi Ojewole, Steven Goncalves, Tshilomba Mikixi
Presented by AquaVita, giving recognition to athletes who made the most impact while debuting in 2017.
FIGHT of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Sayed vs Madiba, Van Zyl vs Mostert, Bagattin vs De Lange, Zulu vs Chipfumbu, Roodman vs Georgiev, Pena vs Sayed 2, Masunyane vs Alves
Presented by Constantia Insurance, fights don’t get much better than this.
KO of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Irshaad Sayed Kos Tumisang Madiba, Champion Dalcha Kos Alan Baudot, Dave Mazany Kos Themba Gorimbo, Faeez Jacobs Kos Oumpie Sebeko, Rizlen Zouak Kos Jacqualine Trosee, Nkazimulo Zulu TKOs Sylvester Chipfumbu, Alain Ilunga KOs Barend Nienaber, Sylvester Chipfumbu TKOs Abdul Hassan
Presented by Keith Ho BetXchange, the most explosive way to finish a fight.
SUBMISSION of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Amanda Lino submits Jacqualine Trosee, Dricus du Plessis submits Yannick Bahati, Phillipe Rouch submits Francois Groenewald, Josemar Octavio submits Radley De Vries, Caleb Ridley submits Kevin Pheko, Jose Da Rocha submits Pupanga Tresor
Award aptly presented by Restonic Mattresses, the sleep specialists.
ATHLETE of the YEAR
Your nominees are: Dricus du Plessis, Champion Dalcha, Amanda Lino, Bokang Masunyane, Faeez Jacobs, Andrew van Zyl
RDG presents the most standout athlete of 2017.
Congratulations to all the athletes who competed in 2017 and thank you to all the supporters and our partners for making the biggest year in EFC history possible!
Head to the official EFC Facebook page to cast your #EFC2017Award votes now. Voting closes on Monday 19 February 2018 at 12:00pm.