Johannesburg (South Africa) – All thirteen bouts for EFC AFRICA 16 have been confirmed! Excitement is reaching fever pitch as the countdown steadily approaches 19 October and Africa’s biggest mixed martial arts event. Three title fights and Africa’s top MMA warriors make EFC AFRICA 16 an occasion not to be missed. Tickets on sale now!
The main event of the evening sees heavyweight champion Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts attempt to defend his title against Angolan wrecking machine Bernardo ‘Black Panther’ Mikixi. Potts is undefeated and already has one successful title defence under his belt. However, Mikixi has been on a rampage this year with two first round TKO victories, and he promises to bring even more destructive force to his title challenge.
In the welterweight division, champion Jadyson Costa prepares to meet dangerous all-rounder Michiel Opperman. Costa outclassed and dominated three opponents to capture the title, but Opperman has proven his versatile skills by putting together an 8-fight win streak.
Featherweight champion Demarte Pena will attempt his second title defence, this time against former lightweight champion Wentzel Nel. Both are known for their wrestling, but Pena’s submission attempts will meet Nel’s ground ‘n pound skills in an eagerly anticipated showdown in EFC AFRICA’s lightest weight division.
Other highlights include the heavyweight clash between Wilhelm ‘Tiny’ Strauss and Ricky ‘Apocalypse’ Misholas. Strauss has cut down from super heavyweight and must weigh no more than 120kg when he takes on dangerous striker Misholas, who weighs roughly 106kg. Also at heavyweight, top contender Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl takes on newcomer Ian Visser. Van Zyl has only ever been defeated once, by current champion Ruan Potts, but Visser has stepped up to the challenge and his decorated Thai boxing and wrestling background give him a fighting chance. All this and many more bouts!
EFC AFRICA 16, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 19 October. Tickets on sale at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at www.numetro.com. The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on e.tv, starting at 22h30 CAT.