The former champ explains to News24 ahead of his EFC 75 title fight

Pretoria, South Africa – One of the pound-for-pound heaviest hitters in the sport of MMA, Martin van Staden, is set to face England’s Joe Cummins in the headlining title fight at EFC 75. The battle is set to take place live from Time Square, Pretoria on Saturday 16 March. News24 recently caught up with the former champ for an interview


“I think his MMA record is good. You know, he has only lost to a team-mate (Themba Gorimbo) of mine. But what I’ve seen of him he’s very experienced. I can see he knows what he is doing. His record is not a reflection of the calibre of fighter he is. I think he’s a really good fighter. Ja, I think he’s really good,” van Staden responded to a question on his opponent Cummins.


Van Staden seems wary of his upcoming opponent and not taking him lightly. You can read the full article here:


This fight takes place as the main event, just after the EFC heavyweight championship fight between USA’s Jared Vanderaa and DRC’s Ricky Misholas and ten more exhilarating match-ups.


EFC 77 Van Staden vs Cummins, Vanderaa vs Misholas takes place on Saturday 16 March live from Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria. Tickets are on sale soon at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa), DAZN (USA & Italy), TV 2 – Sports 1 (Norway), FIGHT SPORTS (Where available) & (Where available) starting at 20:30 (CAT) & SABC 3 delayed live at 21:30 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on