EFC Fight Night Medical Updates

Johannesburg, South Africa – Following the incredible night of action at EFC Fight Night, a number of athletes sustained injuries that required further treatment. EFC prides itself on providing the best medical care for its athletes, even without a medical insurance partner.

“The EFC medical team of doctors and paramedics were nothing short of exceptional on fight night, and the systems that we have developed and put in place were literally life saving,” stated EFC President, Cairo Howarth. “EFC has an arrangement with Netcare, the leading private healthcare provider in South Africa, where all the injured athletes receive the best possible care.”

Masefi Ngoma

Stretchered out of the Hexagon, transported to Netcare Milpark Hospital from which he was discharged yesterday. “I’m feeling strong and everyone at the hospital were great to me. I’m also enjoying staying at The Capital with my family and looking forward to taking a break. Thanks to the EFC for all their help and support” 

Nkazimulo Zulu

Lacerated eyelid and temple, treated at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital.

“King Zulu here! A big thank you to the fans who watched my fight and thanks to the entire EFC and their medical team for looking after and really taking care of me. I’m feeling better and ready to hit the gym and fight again for my title. King Zulu out!”

Wade Henderson

Recovering from broken jaw, treated at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.

“I had surgery pretty much immediately and went straight home. Thank you for everything, EFC is defs the best show I have fought for hands down”

Tapiwa Katikati

Transported to and assessed at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital. Released on the night after observation.


EFC President Cairo Howarth said – “We’re hopeful that all the athletes who put on such an incredible Fight Night will make a full recovery. Although it is tough when athletes are injured, we have a lot to be grateful for. We are extremely thankful to all the EFC partners that contribute to the organisation and the sport of MMA on the continent. Without them this top-class medical care would not be possible.”