Will the gold stay on the African continent or is it outbound for South America?

Johannesburg, South Africa – EFC 96 is set to be an electrifying event with so much in store for fight fans as the EFC moves back to Thursdays with 11 bouts set to take place.

This card will feature several athletes making their promotional debuts giving a lot of the divisional ladders fresh blood and hungry talent to shake things up. The event will also feature fighters representing a wide variety of nations, making this a truly intercontinental affair.

On Monday, August 8th, there was a special pre-event press conference which featured the fighters of the main card as they got to speak to and face-off with their opponent for the very first time.

With EFC Bantamweight Champion, Cameron Saaiman, out of the championship picture temporarily due to his excursion to the UFC, this leaves room for an interim champion. The stakes are now raised for the co-main event bout between Brazil’s Gian ‘Patolino’ Souza and Zimbabwe’s Nicholas Hwende which is now set to be for the Interim Bantamweight title.

The main event will witness Luthando ‘Shorty’ Biko’s first defence of his EFC Flyweight belt. Standing across from him will be Magno ‘Popeye’ Alves, who having just won a performance bonus for an electrifying KO in his last outing, looks to continue building upon the momentum and go straight for 125lb gold.

With titles and patriotism on the line, the stakes are higher than ever in two of the best intercontinental clashes on the MMA planet at EFC 96. 


Luthando Biko vs. Magno Alves [Flyweight Championship Main Event]

Gian Souza vs. Nicholas Hwende [Interim Bantamweight Championship Co-Main Event]

Jessica Mouneimne vs. Haidy Ahmed [Women’s Strawweight Fight]

Matunga Djikasa vs. Ivan Strydom [Heavyweight Fight]

Bradley Swanepoel vs. Guide Moyo [Featherweight Fight]


Stephan de la Rey vs. Demba Seck [Featherweight Fight]

Fafa Dwama vs. Dansheel Moodley [Flyweight Fight]

Dylan Swanepoel vs. Tshepo Majuba [Featherweight Fight]

Tapiwa Katikati vs. Glody Kanzeko [Lightweight Fight]

Musa Sethwape vs. Nathanial Komana [Bantamweight Fight]

Mpumelelo Mngoma vs. Teboho Ntene [Flyweight Fight]

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EFC 96, Biko vs Alves, is presented by World Sports Betting and takes place on Thursday, 11 August 2022 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa. 

Broadcast information at www.efcworldwide.com