Johannesburg, South Africa – The EFC 93 ceremonial weigh-ins took place on Friday morning at the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg ahead of the EFC’s second showing of the year.
The 10-fight card remained intact as all fighters passed their medicals with just one fighter failing to make weight.
The showdowns at the scale displayed the tremendous amount of respect some fighters had for each other whilst others chose to use that time to say a few last words to their opponents.
The co-main event final face-off between Igeu Kabesa and Ashley Calvert, although intense, remained respectful. In their post weigh-in speeches, both fighters were extremely confident of victory heading into the fight.
By contrast, the main event face-off between Martin van Staden and Ziko Makengele saw the two welterweights immediately getting into an intense back and forth. The two had blistering words for each other and had to be separated with just one day left before they collide for divisional gold.
Watch the EFC 93 weigh-ins here: EFC 93 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
Official EFC 93 weigh-in results as follows.
EFC 93 MAIN CARD BOUTS | STARTING 18:00 CAT
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT
Martin van Staden 169.2lbs (RSA) vs (DRC) Ziko Makengele 168.4lbs
FEATHERWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT
Igeu Kabesa 144.6lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Ashley Calvert 145lbs
HP van Staden 169.5lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Given Majuba 168.8lbs
Peace Nguphane 169.4lbs (RSA) vs. (DRC) Bruno Mukulu 170lbs
Robert Simbowe 155.6lbs (Zambia) vs. (DRC) Boule Godogo 153.9lbs
EFC 93 PRELIM BOUTS | STARTING 14:30 CAT
Vince Bembe 145lbs (RSA) vs. (DRC) Trezeguet Kanyinda 147.5lbs – Kanyinda did not make weight at time of writing
Katiso Matime 135lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Martin Gcinumkhondo 135lbs
Lukhmaan Jhazbhay 127.3lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Johannes Rudolph 134lbs
Kevin Pretorius 154lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Tshepo Majuba 154.8lbs
Tumelo Manymala 124.9lbs (RSA) vs. (RSA) Teboho Ntene 125lbs
Betting on all the EFC 93 bouts is available with World Sports Betting.
Early prelims, prelims and main card bouts will be available live on www.efcworldwide.tv
Prelim bouts start 14:30 CAT
Main card bouts start 18:00 CAT
EFC 93 van Staden vs Makengele, presented by World Sports Betting, takes place on Saturday, 9 April 2022 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa. Limited tickets available at Howler. Full broadcast, ticket and fight card information at www.efcworldwide.com.