Heated weigh-ins predicting a Saturday of finishes

Johannesburg, South Africa –  EFC is set to make an explosive return to action this Saturday for the first time in over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic. The official EFC 85 weigh-in took place in the EFC Performance Institute in Paulshof, Johannesburg behind closed doors without any fans in attendance. Heading Saturday’s event sees 135 pound champion, Faeez Jacobs, put his title on the line against No.1 contender, Sylvester Chipfumbu. Plus, the highly anticipated return of former champion, Boyd Allen, as he faces powerful veteran, Bruno Mukulu.


Jacobs, in his typical dramatic flair, had painted “Dana White watch my fight” across his chest. “I came here for a fight and that is what I am going to do. I will finish Sylvester,” bellowed the champ on the mic.


“Where I come from, a man doesn’t get a second chance. I am going to show you why I am the new champion, no doubt!,” responded Chipfumbu. He added, “Don’t call him a champion, he is an interim champion. I will be the undisputed champion!”


“It is good to be back,” stated former champ, Boyd Allen, after stepping off the scale.


Filling out the rest of the anticipated card sees several more former champions, rising stars and roster mainstays.


Nkazimulo Zulu, Bruno Mukulu and Claude Ntumba failed to make weight in the allotted time and will suffer financial penalties.


Fight 1: Middleweight

Zika Magengele 183lbs

JT Botha 185lbs


Fight 2: Women’s Flyweight

Ceileigh Niedermayr 125lbs

Christine Wolmarans 125lbs


Fight 3: Bantamweight

Billy Oostuhuzen 135lbs

Cameron Saaiman 134lbs


Fight 4: Lightweight

Serge Kasanda 153,5lbs

Cole Henning 152,8lbs


Fight 5: Middleweight

Diego Bandu 185lbs

Stefan Pretorius 184,2lbs


Fight 6: Featherweight

Claude Ntumba 147,2lbs

Nerik Simoes 145lbs


Fight 7: Bantamweight

Asiashu Tshitamba 135lbs

Sindile Manengela 133,3lbs


Fight 8: Flyweight

Fafa Dwama 125lbs

Nkazimulo Zulu 126,5lbs


Fight 9: Middleweight

Pietie Coxen 176,3lbs

Martin Van Staden 175,8lbs


Fight 10: Lightweight

Bruno Mukulu 158,6lbs

Boyd Allen 155lbs


Fight 11: Bantamweight Title Fight

Sylvester Chipfumbu 134,8lbs

Faeez Jacobs 133,6lbs


Due to South African Covid-19 protocols and curfews, broadcast times have been changed from EFC’s previous standard times. Main card will now begin at 18:00 CAT, and prelims will be broadcast on Facebook from 14:00 CAT.


EFC 85 Jacobs vs Chipfumbu, is presented by Restonic, and takes place on Saturday 8 May 2021. Broadcast and investment information at