On 27June Africa’s leading MMA organisation, EFC AFRICA, will set Carnival City alight with an explosive fight card featuring the biggest stars on the continent. To celebrate this milestone 20th event, EFC AFRICA has put together one of the most exciting lineups in history.
EFC AFRICA Lightweight Championship
COSTA IOANNOU vs. DON MADGE
EFC AFRICA Interim Light Heavyweight Championship
DANIE VAN HEERDEN vs. GIDEON DROTSCHIE
GARRETH MCLELLAN vs. LIAM CLELAND
RUAN POTTS vs.RICKY MISHOLAS
ALAIN ILUNGA vs. MARKUS TALJAARD
FREDERICH NAUMANN vs. JOHAN VAN STADEN
JUAN LUBBE vs. NEIL DIESEL
ALEX CHEBOUB vs. KHALIL AKLEKKER
DONAVIN HAWKEY vs. RAYMOND AHANA
CHARLIE WEYER vs. CRAIG NINOW
CHRIS DU PONT vs. CHARL HURTER
KANYEBA ANICET vs. BAREND NIENABER
MATTHEW BUIRSKI vs. MARINO CUTENDANA
Fighting sensation and undefeated champion Costa Ioannou headlines the event and takes on his biggest threat to date; fearsome striker Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge for the lightweight championship. Madge, a Muay Thai superstar billed as “the future of the division” vows to take the fight to Ioannou and claim the title. With the passionate support of ‘Costa’s army’ behind him, the champ intends to put the challenger away and continue his unmatched, unblemished winning streak. Social media has been set alight with pundit and fan opinion split as to who will be the victor. Will Madge be able to defend the takedowns, will Costa be able to withstand Don’s vicious striking?
Light heavyweights Danie van Heerden and Gideon Drotschie will do battle for the interim light heavyweight title, former champion Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan will face Liam Cleland for the number one middleweight contender spot and former champion Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts begins his new campaign for the heavyweight title against powerhouse Congolese striker Ricky ‘Apocalypse’ Misholas.
On the prelim card massive matchups between some of African MMA’s biggest stars will take place. The legendary Neil Diesel will do battle with Juan Lubbe, Donavin Hawkey faces Nigerian strike master Raymond Ahana and Frederich Naumann encounters the dangerous Johan van Staden.
Fans not at Carnival City, Johannesburg, will be treated to the main card bouts beamed live across South Africa in selected Nu Metro cinemas. Full television broadcast details available soon.
“EFC AFRICA 20 is huge for us,” says Howarth. “We’re focused on making it just as massive for the fans, we’re going to make history.”
EFC AFRICA 20, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 27 June 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com.Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now at www.numetro.com.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com