Kabesa to defend belt against The Nightmare at EFC 99

EFC Featherweight Champion Igeu Kabesa will defend his Featherweight strap at EFC 99 on the 3rd of November against the undefeated Bradley Swanepoel. The three-time Champ secured the 145lb belt in July this year in a dominant display over Nerik Simoes in a performance that demonstrated why he remains one of the most exciting fighters competing on the African continent today. With a pro record of 14 wins with just two losses, ‘Smiley’ has agreed to face a new hungry contender who has yet to taste defeat in any combat code, in any arena, amateur or professional in his entire life. Riding a five-fight winning streak in the EFC, Durban’s Bradley ‘The Nightmare’ Swanepoel has only once been the distance and has three electrifying first-round finishes and has delighted fight fans with his aggressive grappling and technical striking. 


EFC President Cairo Howarth – “With two of our former featherweight champions going to both the UFC and the million dollar PFL league as well as Dricus du Plessis and Cameron Saaiman currently ascending their divisions in the UFC, Igeu may be the only obstacle in the way of another South African-born athletes progress on the global stage


With an ability to finish his opponent in such a variety of ways, Swanepoel is a tough test even for the highly experienced Kabesa, who’s catch-wrestling style matches well with Swanepoel eclectic grappling style. Both match well on the feet too, with Kabesa the proud owner of five knockout stoppages to match his five submissions wins coming up against Swanepoel’s deadly range attacks and lightening-quick footwork. Wherever this fight goes, it’s bound to be a treat for the fans as the fighters cancel each other out in every area of the Hexagon! Stay tuned for more EFC 99 news coming soon at the portal details below.


EFC 99 Kabesa vs Swanepoel for the Featherweight Championship presented by World Sports Betting, takes place on Thursday, 03 November 2022 live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa.

Full broadcast and fight information at www.efcworldwide.com