Mega Double Headliner EFC Event Returns To Cape Town

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Mega Double Headliner EFC Event Returns To Cape Town

See four heavyweights in massive fighting action as EFC gets crowds roaring once again in 2019

EFC, the Extreme Fighting Championships, is returning to Cape Town for the second time this year with a double headline card and a Grand Prix match to determine their next welterweight champion. It’s all happening on Saturday 13 April 2019, at GrandWest.

Recently crowned interim champion, Lutando “Shorty” Biko, will face the reigning champion JP Buys.

Buys, from Johannesburg’s East Rand, is the youngest EFC champion in the history of the organisation. He relinquished that flyweight title to join Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), but returned to EFC, in the higher bantamweight class, and recaptured gold at EFC 69.

Biko meanwhile, is from Port Elizabeth and has won four fights in succession, earning an initial shot at Buys’ flyweight gold, however, Buys refused to defend his title due to his ambitions of fighting in the UFC at the time.

Biko went on to fight Englishman Cal Ellenor for the Interim Championship and won over five gruelling rounds.

Now Biko and Buys will finally have a showdown to unify the 135lb world championship title.  

In the other big fight of the night, Flyweight kingpin Nkazimulo Zulu puts his title on the line against England’s undefeated Jake Hadley.

Zulu is considered one of the best strikers in the world and has not lost a fight in five years. He’s finished every challenger and it reached a point where no one was willing to fight him. That, until Jake Hadley, who has claimed four separate UK titles and holds a 100% finish rate, stepped up to try his luck.

In addition to these two big title fights, Cape Town will see the return of one of its favourites, Luke Michael, when he takes on Conrad Seabi in the opening fight of the main card, which is also the first fight of the EFC welterweight Grand Prix. The Grand Prix tournament sees four of EFC’s top welterweights clash and ultimately claim the now vacant EFC welterweight championship.

Here is the rest of the fight card:

  • Saxon Delafield vs Rodrique Kena
  • Shaun de Lange vs Marcel Teniers
  • August Kayambala vs Sindile Manengela
  • Paulwethu Namba vs Imke Smit
  • Wade Kerspuy vs Josemar Octavio
  • Willem Smith vs Zaakir Badat

Tickets range for R225pp–R3900pp and can be purchased via Computicket.

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