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Sayed On His Debut

March 31, 2014

Matchup planned for EFC AFRICA 30 Sayed lands a left hook on Gloss, EFC AFRICA 28 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Muay Thai world and Chinese MMA champion Irshaad Sayed made his African MMA debut at EFC AFRICA 28, defeating Johannesburg legend ‘King’ Leo Gloss by rear naked choke in the first round. Jounalist James Goyder spoke to Sayed about his debut for
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Tough Calls, Cairo’s View

March 31, 2014

  Christophe Walravens (left) and Bernardo Mikixi in action, EFC AFRICA 28 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Last night’s EFC AFRICA 28 event delivered an epic night of high octane African MMA. Three incidents stood out as potentially controversial, however. Gloss vs. Sayed, the main card opener, had some sections of the MMA community up in arms at a
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Culverwell KO’s the GOAT EFC Africa 28 Prelims Results

March 28, 2014

Coming back to the Dome for an EFC is always a nostalgic experience even for those of us who weren’t here for some of the events it’s the presence of history made in MMA that lingers with in the Coca Cola Dome that seems to feed into everyone’s excitement on the night. EFC Africa 28
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Soldierboy Stands His Ground EFC Africa 28 Main Card Results

March 28, 2014

After a night packed with action in the prelim card EFC Africa 28 was not slowing down at all as the Main Card began. Before the fights got underway, a moment of silence was held for Booto Guylain. Father, Husband, Son, Friend and warrior who passed away after his last fight at EFC Africa due
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‘Soldierboy’ Marches On

March 28, 2014

McLellan defends middleweight title Garreth McLellan after defeating JP Kruger at EFC AFRICA 288 EFC AFRICA Middleweight Championship GARRETH McLELLAN VS. JP KRUGER PLUS NORMAN WESSELS vs. CHRIS DU PONT CHRISTOPHE WALRAVENS vs. BERNARDO MIKIXI BRENDON GROENEWALD vs.VANDAM MBUYI LEO GLOSS vs. IRSHAAD SAYED AND WADE HENDERSON vs. JASON CULVERWELL HANRU BOTHA vs. ALAIN ILUNGA IGEU KABESA vs. PIETIE COXEN SORS GROBBELAAR vs. ELVIS MOYO  REGIS MUYAMBO vs. TEXIER KABESA MARCEL TENIERS vs. WAYDE
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Vandam DQ Overturned

March 27, 2014

Referee’s decision praised Johannesburg (South Africa) - The decision to disqualify Vandam Mbuyi during his first encounter withBrendon Groenewald last month (February 27) has been overturned. Mbuyi reverts back to a three fight win streak, and Groenewald to a loss to Bernardo Mikixi at his last encounter. The result of that bout was ruled a ‘No Contest’ by EFC AFRICA officials
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IT’S GAME TIME

March 26, 2014

‘Soldierboy’ ice cold ahead of EFC AFRICA 28 EFC AFRICA Middleweight Championship GARRETH McLELLAN VS. JP KRUGER PLUS NORMAN WESSELS vs. CHRIS DU PONT CHRISTOPHE WALRAVENS vs. BERNARDO MIKIXI BRENDON GROENEWALD vs.VANDAM MBUYI LEO GLOSS vs. IRSHAAD SAYED AND WADE HENDERSON vs. JASON CULVERWELL HANRU BOTHA vs. ALAIN ILUNGA IGEU KABESA vs. PIETIE COXEN SORS GROBBELAAR vs. ELVIS MOYO REGIS MUYAMBO vs. TEXIER KABESA MARCEL TENIERS vs. WAYDE SAGE GARETH SAWYER vs. PUPANGA TRESOR PIERRE BOTHA vs. LOURENS BOTES  
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I Can’t Wait To Fight You

March 25, 2014

‘King’ Leo Gloss on world champ Sayed Johannesburg (South Africa) - Johannesburg legend ‘King’ Leo Gloss returns to the Hexagon for a massive bout when he faces Muay Thai world champion and Chinese MMA champion Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed on Thursday, March 27. “It’s an honour to fight someone like him,” said Gloss. “He’s got a lot of top level
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Who is Soldierboy?

March 20, 2014

VIDEO: Who is Soldierboy? 1 week out, take a look at the man behind the legend McLellan vs. Kruger for the MW title, March 27, the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg. In memory of Booto Guylain.

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‘Chef’ Is Back

March 18, 2014

“In his heart and mind he knows what is waiting for him” Johannesburg (South Africa) - Norman ‘Chef’ Wessels, legendary former heavyweight champion, re-enters the Hexagon after an absence of nearly two years on March 27. Ahead of facing Chris Du Pont he gives his first interview in over a year, and shows that the ‘Chef’ is most definitely
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Boxing Champ Makes Mma Debut

March 14, 2014

Moyo to take on the ‘Guru’ Johannesburg (South Africa) - – Zimbabwean born Elvis Moyo, the current WBA Africa Heavyweight champion, makes his pro MMA debut on March 27. He clashes with Sors ‘Guru’ Grobbelaar, a world renowned kickboxer widely seen as the most accurate MMA heavyweight striker on the African continent. Moyo carries a pro boxing record of 4-5-2
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Guylain Remembered

March 14, 2014

Moving service held for fallen athlete Johannesburg (South Africa) - A memorial service for EFC AFRICA athlete Booto Guylain was held in Rosettenville, Johannesburg today. Family, friends and fellow athletes gathered to pay their respects to a man loved and respected by all who knew him. Special tribute was made by members of his training team who put
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EFC AFRICA HITS CINEMAS

March 12, 2014

  Ster-Kinekor & EFC AFRICA announce exclusive broadcast partnership Johannesburg (South Africa) – EFC AFRICA 28, taking place on Thursday, 27 March, will be screened at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country for the first time, with an eruption of high-definition (HD), larger-than-life MMA action on the big screen.   In a partnership that has
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Asian Superstar Signs With EFC AFRICA

March 11, 2014

Irshaad Sayed to face Gloss, EFC AFRICA 28 Johannesburg (South Africa) - South African born Asian MMA superstar Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed has signed a four fight contract with EFC AFRICA, and will compete on March 27 against Johannesburg legend Leo ‘King’ Gloss. A two time world Muay Thai champion and current Chinese MMA champion, Sayed was
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All Or Nothing

March 10, 2014

Wessels vs. Du Pont, EFC AFRICA 28 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Former heavyweight champion Norman ‘Chef’ Wessels faces sleeper threat Chris ‘Danger’ du Pont on March 27, in a bout where the victor secures a light heavyweight title shot. Wessels is as legendary as they come. At EFC AFRICA 05 he challenged Bernardo Mikixi for the inaugural heavyweight title, and did away
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Henderson VS. Culverwell

March 7, 2014

A form defining fight Johannesburg (South Africa) - Wade ‘G.O.A.T’ Henderson faces Jason ‘JMC’ Culverwell in a middleweight bout on March 27. Debuting in April 2012 Culverwell made an instant impression with a victory over Egyptian Mahmoud Salama, ending the bout by keylock submission. He followed that with an enormous encounter with Nigeria’s Raymond Ahana, going three rounds, and this time taking
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Kabesa On The Rampage

March 6, 2014

Wrestler looking for 3 fight streak Johannesburg (South Africa) - 19 year old Igeu Kabesa is a multiple South African wrestling champion that made his EFC AFRICA debut in November 2013. Undefeated in two bouts he faces his third Hexagon challenge in Pietie Coxen, taking place at the Coca-Cola Dome, on March 27. On his debut Kabesa made waves
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Pitbull Hits The US

March 6, 2014

Smith training at ATT during March Johannesburg (South Africa) - Former middleweight champion Jeremy ‘Pitbull’ Smith has joined the crew at American Top Team (ATT) for training during March. Smith enters a tough sparring pool of global superstars, including Robbie Lawler, Brad Pickett, Thiago Alves, Mark Hunt, and a host of others. “I’m going to the States to
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Guylain Passes Away

March 6, 2014

  05 MARCH 2014 Booto Guylain ahead of his bout at EFC AFRICA 25 Johannesburg (South Africa) - DRC born Booto Guylain, the veteran of two MMA bouts in the EFC AFRICA Hexagon, passed away late this afternoon due to injuries sustained in his bout on February 27. Guylain suffered a serious head injury during his Mixed
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Vandam Apologises

March 4, 2014

And takes a 50% purse hit Johannesburg (South Africa) - Heavyweight superstar Vandam Mbuyi has apologized after his live television outburst at EFC AFRICA 27, Thursday February 27. Mbuyi, in battle for the chance to challenge for the EFC AFRICA heavyweight title, landed an illegal groin strike on opponent Brendon Groenewald. Immediately afterward he launched a punch that caught
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