Johannesburg (South Africa) – This Thursday, 26 of Africa’s greatest warriors descend on Johannesburg’s Carnival City to do battle in the Hexagon.
In a striker vs. striker war multiple kickboxing champion JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger clashes with K1 and Muay Thai champion as well as Africa’s fastest KO record holder Tumelo Maphutha, and EFC AFRICA’s fastest rising star, Frederich ‘The Ninja’ Naumann, comes face to face with brutal former welterweight champion Dallas Jakobi in a fight to test the real depth of Naumann’s steel.
Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden gets the chance to put action to his words when he faces Nigerian born, Ireland based Henry ‘Herculeez’ Fadipe, an athlete that unleashed a storm of smacktalk from the Punisher after accusing the 20-7 veteran of having no respect.
The bantamweights undergo a massive reshuffle as the bad blood feud between Donnovan Wilken and Matthew Buirski is finally given the chance to explode, and on the prelim card Johannesburg born, UK based, former TUF contestant Fraser ‘The Omen’ Opie finally makes his African debut, up against Egypt’s devastating Mohamed ‘Flex’ Ali, the man with a string of first and second round stoppages behind him.
Here’s a list of highlights to look out for in the final lead up.
Betting on all EFC AFRICA 22 bouts opens at www.betxchange.co.za.
JP Kruger and Tumelo Maphutha appear on UJFM 95.4FM’s evening show, 18h30.
EFC AFRICA 22 Weigh-in. Fans are invited to attend the EFC AFRICA 22 weigh-in event, live, at Carnival City’s Sports Bar. Be a part of the live SuperSport Blitz broadcast, see Africa’s greatest warriors face off for the first time, and support your fighter in EFC AFRICA’s top gym support competition.
JP Kruger and Tumelo Maphutha appear on Highveld Stereo and Radio 702’s evening sports report, 17h30 & 18h30.
EFC AFRICA commentator and Fighters Only Editor in Chief Dirk Steenekamp appears on Jacaranda FM’s Morning Drive, talking fight night inside info.
EFC AFRICA 22. Doors open at 16h00, first bout commences at 16h15.
EFC AFRICA 22 Post Event Press Conference. Commencing 30 minutes after the event and held in Carnival City’s Sports Bar, media and fans are invited to attend and listen to the main card athlete’s views on their bouts, as well as KO, Fight and Submission of the night winners.
EFC AFRICA 22’s main event winner appears on Jacaranda FM’s breakfast show, talking inside the previous night’s fight.
How to watch EFC AFRICA 22 live:
16h15 CAT: Prelim bouts 1 – 8. Catch these fights live at the venue, at selected Nu Metro Cinemas in full HD and at the new, reduced price of R95, or stream them live at efcafrica.tv.
20h00 CAT: Live broadcast commences with main card bouts 9 – 13. Catch the action live in:
20h00 CAT – SuperSport09, SS4HD
North Africa & Middle East
20h00 CAT – Abu-Dhabi TV
United States, Canada & Caribbean
14h00 EST – Fight NOW! TV
21h00 EEST – Transilvania Live
Stream the entire prelim and main card live through efcafrica.tv. Visit the website for up to date pricing details.
EFC AFRICA 22, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 15 August 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now atwww.numetro.com.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com.