Category Archives: South Africa MMA News

IT’S FIGHT WEEK! Get to Carnival City this Saturday.

IT’S FIGHT WEEK! Get to Carnival City this Saturday. SOUTH AFRICA TAKES ON BRAZIL, ENGLAND, FRANCE, WALES AND THE DRC The best of the best, from around the world, are descending on Johannesburg. The action filled fight card is headlined by the welterweight championship bout between South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis and Brazil’s Jose Da Rocha, sees four more top South Africans take on some of the world’s best and features a host of other exciting bouts, don’t miss it! Keep an eye out for the EFC Engaged series which has returned. Episode 1 & 2 can be seen here: Ep1 https://youtu.be/TlVN_cZmbR4 Ep2 https://youtu.be/qssqZ9JfTHs New episodes to be released daily in the build-up to Saturday night’s fights. MAIN CARD LINE-UP Du Plessis (RSA) versus Da Rocha (BRAZIL) De Lange (RSA) versus Cummins (ENGLAND) Groenewald (RSA) versus Rouch (FRANCE) Thomas (WALES) versus Botha (RSA) Ilunga (DRC)...

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Breaking News Douw Eksteen is out his May 6th Title Fight

Breaking News Douw Eksteen is out his May 6th Title Fight FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT In breaking news Douw Eksteen has been forced to pull out of his May 6th Title Fight due to a training injury. Stepping up to the plate to face current WW champ HP van Staden is current SA team captain Steven May. “I couldn’t have asked for a better replacement, ” said matchmaker Grant Oliff ” Steven will be a massive challenge for the champ. It’s going to be a massive scrap ” The official fight card will be released tomorrow and you can be sure that come May 6th the fans are in for another massive night of Fightstar action...

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First event of the year goes down this Saturday!

First event of the year goes down this Saturday! FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR GOES DOWN THIS SATURDAY! Scotland’s Danny Henry made headlines when he handed Boyd Allen his first ever loss in EFC. Now fate turns in his favour as he steps in, replacing an injured Allen to face the undefeted champion Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa in an epic title fight rematch! Watch the countdown to Kabesa vs Henry: https://youtu.be/C7mk29F56Ao Ahead of the highly anticipated main event, two massive heavyweight bouts will ensue as the Zimbabwean ‘Bomber’ Elvis Moyo clashes with South Africa’s Mike Vermeulen and the undefeated heavyweight prospect, Wessel Mostert collides with England’s KO artist Tony Mustard. Watch the countdown to Moyo vs Vermeulen: https://youtu.be/76MaVjr4k40 Also, flying in from the UK by way of Spain; a dangerous man is looking to make his stamp in the organisation as he goes head-to-head with South...

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Fightstar Championship announces massive main event for Fightstar 22

Fightstar Championship announces massive main event for Fightstar 22   Benoni Johannesburg – Fightstar Championship match maker Grant Oliff has just announced a massive main event for Fightstar 22. MARCEL ” MADNESS” ELS vs STEVEN “GUTS ” GONCALVES. This fight promises action from the word go. This will be the first time a Fightstar Event will be shown live on the WSOF channel, since the strategic affiliation with WSOF (World Series of Fighting ) in 2016. In the main event, featherweight Marcel “Madness” Els will face rival and undefeated Featherweight Steven “Guts” Goncalves for the opportunity to claim the No1 spot in the promotion. Fightstar 22 – Els vs Goncalves takes place Saturday March 11th at the John Barrable Hall Benoni JHB. “Man I’m so freaking excited! It’s always a blessing to fight on the Fightstars main card, and having this fight streamed live is something...

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MEGA MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCHUP AND TWO TITLE FIGHTS – THIS FRIDAY AT CARNIVAL CITY

MEGA MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCHUP AND TWO TITLE FIGHTS – THIS FRIDAY AT CARNIVAL CITY MEGA MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCHUP AND TWO TITLE FIGHTS – THIS FRIDAY AT CARNIVAL CITY This Friday sees welterweight champion, South Africa’s Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ du Plessis in the biggest fight of his career as he takes on top middleweight contender, Poland’s Rafal ‘Polish Tank’ Haratyk. Two of the most dominant athletes in different weight divisions will collide for a mega matchup as du Plessis looks to create his legacy as the best athlete in the organisation and Haratyk aims to prove his position at the top of the middleweights. Watch the countdown to du Plessis vs Hartyk: https://youtu.be/5reYwKqag1Y On the same night, the middleweight title is at stake when champion, England’s Yannick ‘Black’ Mamba’ Bahati defends against former welterweight champion, South Africa’s David Buirski. The South African looks to make history yet again by...

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THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN EFC HISTORY – THIS FRIDAY IN CAPE TOWN

THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN EFC HISTORY – THIS FRIDAY IN CAPE TOWN THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN EFC HISTORY – THIS FRIDAY IN CAPE TOWN This Friday at GrandWest the undisputed king of the 135-pound division will be crowned as the reigning and undefeated champion, Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena, faces the interim champion, Irshaad ‘The White Tiger’ Sayed. This is undoubtedly the biggest fight in EFC history. Watch the countdown to Pena vs Sayed here: https://youtu.be/MFBjL0EWlwU On the same night, the rematch for the lightweight championship goes down as USA’s Dave ‘The Pain Train’ Mazany puts his title at stake against South African favourite and former champ, Leon ‘Iron Lion’ Mynhardt. See the highlights of their first fight here: https://youtu.be/EitMyvlgcTI Set to open the main card, sees the undefeated Cameron Pritchard take on his biggest challenge yet, he faces the former welterweight champion Dino ‘The Lion’...

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IT’S FIGHT WEEK – THREE TITLE FIGHTS THIS SATURDAY AT SUN CITY

IT’S FIGHT WEEK – THREE TITLE FIGHTS THIS SATURDAY AT SUN CITY IT’S FIGHT WEEK – THREE TITLE FIGHTS THIS SATURDAY AT SUN CITY Former two-time champion Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl steps in on late-notice to take on the Zimbabwean `Bomber` Elvis Moyo for the vacant EFC heavyweight championship. A massive rematch with so much at stake. Watch the countdown to van Zyl vs Moyo: https://youtu.be/WLnjxfjgajA Plus, in the women`s division, Johannesburg`s undefeated Shana ‘Titanium’ Power takes-on Durban`s destructive Amanda ‘Mad Dog’ Lino for the inaugural women`s flyweight championship. The `Titanium` tactician looks to continue her unbeaten record as she goes up against the wrecking machine of `Mad Dog`. History will be made when the first EFC women’s champion is crowned. Watch the countdown to Power vs Lino:https://youtu.be/E2dpxYhQY4o And, Johannesburg’s JP Buys, a man determined on revenge, takes-on his only ever loss, Durban`s Baldwin...

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It’s Fight Week – UK versus RSA this Friday!

It’s Fight Week – UK versus RSA this Friday! It’s Fight Week – UK versus RSA this Friday! Johannesburg, South Africa – This Friday at Carnival City, two of the world`s best sports nations are set to collide in combat. South Africa`s most dangerous mixed martial artists are taking on the champion from the UK and more of the United Kingdom`s best. Reigning middleweight champion, England’s Yannick Bahati was set to defend his championship against South Africa’s David Buirski when injury struck the challenger. Stepping up, sees his teammate and the former welterweight champion, Michiel Opperman. Watch the countdown to Bahati vs Opperman here:https://youtu.be/m9OVRd5A9Ds Also featuring; once the most dominant featherweight champion in EFC, Boyd Allen takes on a former commonwealth boxer and Welsh stand-out Azi `One Bomb` Thomas. Two clinical striking masters hunting for national supremacy. Watch the countdown to Allen vs Thomas here: https://youtu.be/U5NAJIQATh4 Scotland`s Danny Henry,...

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SUPACORE COMPRESSION WEAR BETTER

SUPACORE COMPRESSION WEAR BETTER SUPACORE COMPRESSION WEAR BETTER August 2016 Supacore, an Australian compression wear brand that offers the latest technology in recovery and injury prevention is now available in South Africa. The compression garments are designed with the latest technology to provide the ultimate quality in compression, comfort, fit and performance. Supacore’s Coretech technology is registered under Therapeutic Goods Australia and is classified as a medical device. The medicinal benefits to physiotherapists give Supacore a distinct point of difference to our competitors. “This is a superior, high quality brand imported from Australia and retails at the same cost as other compression wear in South Africa,” said local distributor, Justin Witbooi. CORETECH ™ is the only compression range that assists with recovery of hamstring, lower back and groin related injuries. The engineered waistband technology provides compression through an advanced and innovative knitting process, which improves...

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It’s Fight Week! EFC 52 in Cape Town, this Friday.

It’s Fight Week! EFC 52 in Cape Town, this Friday. It’s Fight Week! EFC 52 in Cape Town, this Friday. Public enemy no.1 is back! Brazil`s Jadyson Costa has returned to Cape Town to face his former student, Cape Town favourite, Don Madge. Presented by Supabets, the Mother City sees another enormous action packed night of fights. Headlined by the former lightweight champion Don `Magic Man` Madge who is taking on the former welterweight champion and possibly Cape Town`s most wanted, Brazil`s Jadyson Costa. Madge and Costa were once coach and student until it all fell apart in animosity, one of the most dominant teams, turned bitter rivals. Watch the official countdown to Madge vs Costa here: https://youtu.be/YU1dlslqAI4 Plus DRC’s powerhouse, Champion Dalcha, is set to clash with South Africa’s hard hitting Tumelo Maphutha in an interim light heavyweight title fight. Watch the countdown to Dalcha...

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