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From The Stands To The Hex

July 2, 2014

Buirski on his journey to July 03 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Top bantamweight Matt Buirski hits the scale at today’s EFC 31 weigh-in, ahead of his showdown with Cedric Doyle at the Coca-Cola Dome tomorrow night. Neil Rooke of themmacorner.com spoke to Buirski, and discovered that fighting at the Dome is a homecoming, as this is the venue where it all began.
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EFC 32 Ster-Kinekor Headliners Announced

July 1, 2014

Groth vs. Nyide, Grobbelaar vs. Didier-Kilola Johannesburg (South Africa) - The EFC 32 Ster-Kinekor Prelim Bout headliners were announced today, and they are massive. The ‘God of War’, Durban’s Peter Nyide welcomes Johannesburg’s sensational Wade Groth to the featherweight division, and Cape Town KO specialist heavyweightsSors ‘Guru’ Grobbelaar and ‘Knife’ Didier-Kilola go head to head. The event is scheduled for 7 August. Groth
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‘Rage’ Hits The Main Card

June 30, 2014

Roodman vs. De Lange, August 07     Gordon ‘Rage’ Roodman Johannesburg (South Africa) - Johannesburg’s Gordon ‘Rage’ Roodman hits the EFC main card for the first time on August 07, a reward for years of hard work by one of MMA’s most dedicated disciples. “Hitting the main card for the first time is literally a dream come
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Showdown In Alex

June 30, 2014

Face-to-face on the champ’s home turf Zulu and Pena faced off in Alexandra, Johannesburg Johannesburg (South Africa) - On Sunday the Zulu champion Nkazimulo ‘Zuluboy’ Zulu met face-to-face with the Angolan challenger Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena in Alexandra, Johannesburg. After a heated week of words between the two they met on the champ’s home turf for final interviews, training demonstrations,
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The ‘White Tiger’ On MMA And Ramadan

June 27, 2014

Muslim MMA fighters balance sport and spirituality during Ramadan Azhr prayer on the second day of Ramadan at Al Akbar Mosque in Indonesia Courtesy of Fightland, by Dan Shapiro Sacrifice is a word often used by mixed martial artists to describe their journey towards professional success and athletic dominance, as they forgo society’s status quo to
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Smacktalk VS MuayGuy EFC Africa 31

June 26, 2014

It’s that time again, but this time round we face off against a new opponent! The #PredictionsBattle will be between Smacktalk and MuayGuy at EFC Africa 31 and it already looks like it will be one to be talked about with such a variation in the picks for wins. Who do you think will win
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‘Tinkerbell’ Takes On Cleland

June 25, 2014

Massive Middleweight Matchup, August 07 JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger Johannesburg (South Africa) - Former middleweight title contender JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger makes his Hexagon return against the notoriously unpredictable Liam Cleland at Carnival City, August 07. Kruger brings a well-established striking pedigree and a string of submission victories to this bout. Undone by champion Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan at his last outing, he will be
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History In The Making

June 24, 2014

Pena shoots for immortality on July 03 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Johannesburg’s the Coca-Cola Dome is set for an explosive night of fights when champion Nkazimulo ‘Zuluboy’ Zulu and former featherweight champion Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena square off for the bantamweight title. Notorious heavy-hitter Tumelo ‘The Truck’ Fadipe clashes with former title contender Danie ‘Pitbull’ van Heerden, and legendary former heavyweight champion Andrew van
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EFC Africa 31 Fight Card Is Complete

June 23, 2014

The well anticipated Bantamweight Title bout between Champion Zulu and former undefeated Featherweight Champ Pena is almost here!   EFC Africa have released the full fight card for the 3rd of July and it looks like it’s going to be one of those EFC Africa nights to remember! With a bunch of fights that have
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Former FightStar Featherweight Champ Enters EFC 3rd July

June 23, 2014

“The President” Tumisang Madiba makes his way to the biggest stage in South African MMA on the 3rd of July at EFC Africa 31. Known for his showmanship inside and outside of the cage, Tumisang “The President” Madiba has always fought with a large crowd behind him in his amateur career. Showing great skill and
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The Fights We’ve All Been Waiting For

June 20, 2014

Fadipe vs. Speechly, Allen vs. Nienaber Johannesburg (South Africa) - On August 7 two monumental title clashes take place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena. Henry ‘Herculeez’ Fadipe defends his welterweight title for the first time againstAdam ‘The Prodigy’ Speechly, and top contenders Boyd Allen and Barend ‘BB Gun’ Nienaber battle it out for the vacant featherweight belt. Henry Fadipe has
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‘No Tap’ Unfazed By Katz

June 19, 2014

“He’s not a finisher” Nelson Feiteira in action Swekile, EFC 26 Johannesburg (South Africa) - Durban’s Nelson Feiteira heads up the EFC 31 Ster-Kinekor Prelim card on July 03, when he faces seasoned veteran Brendon Katz in a massive step up. Looking at his more experienced opponent, the young Feiteira feels he has every chance to take the fight. “Looking
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“I Don’t Like Easy”

June 18, 2014

Van Heerden vs. Maphutha, EFC 31 Danie ‘Pitbull’ van Heerden Johannesburg (South Africa) - Danie ‘Pitbull’ van Heerden and Tumelo ‘The Truck’ Maphutha collide in a light heavyweight bout on July 03. Both are notoriously powerful, totally unafraid, and known for all-out attack from the first until the final buzzer. In an interview given today, Van Heerden spoke about the
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Van Zyl VS. Moyo, At The Dome

June 17, 2014

Ceronio out, Moyo in for EFC 31 Former heavyweight champion Andrew van Zyl Johannesburg (South Africa) - Former heavyweight champion Andrew van Zyl returns to the Coca-Cola Dome on July 03. Originally set to face long time campaigner Lance Ceronio, he will now clash with Africa’s heavyweight boxing champion Elvis ‘The Bomber’ Moyo, after injury forced Ceronio to withdraw. “It’s
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Walravens VS. Mikixi Inquiry Complete

June 13, 2014

Full findings published   Johannesburg (South Africa) - The event officials’ final ruling on the EFC 28 bout between Christophe Walravens and Bernardo Mikixi has been released. Taking place on March 27, the bout took a controversial turn when extra bandaging was discovered beneath Walravens’ ankle guard during the fight, and when questions around the legality of a final series
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The Origin Of Tough

June 13, 2014

Jets, Doyle, & the French Foreign Legion Cedric ‘The Dominator’ Doyle celebrates victory Johannesburg (South Africa) - Cedric ‘The Dominator’ Doyle is well known for relentless toughness within the Hexagon, an attribute he will be brining hard in his main card bout with Matthew Buirski on July 03. Doyle says his toughness has a surprising source. In this Q and
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‘The Punisher’ Aiming For EFC 33 Return

June 12, 2014

  Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden Johannesburg (South Africa) - The last thing Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden heard in the Hexagon was his knee ripping apart. In September last year his PCL ligament was completely torn due to an ankle lock applied by current welterweight champion Henry ‘Herculeez’ Fadipe, and his LCL and PLC were partially ripped. For
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Chelin Ready For The ‘King’

June 11, 2014

Chelin vs. Gloss, EFC 30 Ster-Kinekor Card Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey Johannesburg (South Africa) - Durban’s Tyson Chelin takes a giant step up on July 03, when he clashes with the ‘King’, Leo Gloss. Chelin debuted at EFC 29 against Johannesburg’s Mbulelo Swekile, and proved himself a complete and deadly mixed martial artist with a three round, dominant display. Critics
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Young Gun VS. Veteran Headline Ster-Kinekor Bouts

June 11, 2014

Feiteira vs. Katz, D. Hawkey vs. Visser Johannesburg (South Africa) - On July 03 two highly anticipated fights headline EFC 31’s Ster-Kinekor bouts, taking place before the EFC 31 main card. Young gun Nelson ‘No Tap’ Feiteira takes on the massively experienced Brendon Katz, and the legendary Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey moves up to light heavyweight for a showdown with debutant
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‘Bam Bamz’ Wants Power

June 10, 2014

D. Hawkey excited about heavier fights     Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey Johannesburg (South Africa) - On July 03 the legendary Donavin ‘Bam Bamz’ Hawkey re-enters the Hexagon, this time fighting in the bigger, light heavyweight division. A long time middleweight campaigner, Hawkey has made the decision to move based on maximizing power. “I’m excited about entering the
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