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OFFICIAL BAMMA 29 WEIGH IN RESULTS

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Here are the full BAMMA 29 Official Weigh In Results held at The Shooters Bar, Broad Street, Birmingham on 11th May 2017.
BAMMA 29: McDermott Vs. Wolf Official Weigh In Results
Main Event  BAMMA World Heavyweight Championship (Vacant) Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott (233.2) Vs. Ruben ‘The Viking’ Wolf (245)
Co-Main Event BAMMA World Middleweight Championship (Vacant) Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati (184.6) Vs. Matt ‘Farmerboy’ Hallam (184.2)
Lonsdale Lightweight Title Tim Barnett (c) (154.6) Vs. Mario ‘Rude Boy’ Saeed (154.2)
Lonsdale Welterweight Title (Vacant) Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier (168.4) Vs. Walter ‘The Sniper’ Gahadza (168.8)
Bantamweight Bout Aaron ‘Smackwell’ Blackwell (136) Vs. Shay Walsh (135.8)
Welterweight Bout Aaron Chalmers (170) Vs. Greg Jenkins (163.6)
Lightweight Bout Rick Slevarajah (154.4) vs. Jai Herbert (156)
Featherweight Bout  Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann (144.6) Vs. Daniel Crawford (145.4)
Featherweight Bout Daniel Rutkowski (146) vs. Cameron Hardy (145.4)
Middleweight Bout ‘The…

DRICUS DU PLESSIS: STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

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Dricus "Stillknocks" du Plessis has never been a fighter to shy away from any challenge. With an impressive record of 9 wins and 1 loss, the 23 year old du Plessis can still make waves across the globe.

It is one thing to say how good du Plessis is but only the statistics can tell you the story of the caliber of fighter that he really is.

Taking a look at the graph below, we can clearly see the positions in which du Plessis is most dangerous at. Being no stranger to taking the fight to the ground, du Plessis has an impressive 43,22% of his total relevant strikes when in control on the mat. Even more impressive is the way du Plessis makes use of the cage, landing 56,41% of his relevant strikes while standing. It is clear that he takes full control when trading and has some good Boxing skills.

As mentioned above, du Plessis loves trading shots with whoever steps into the Hex with him. The graph below gives you a comparison between himself and his opponents percentage of strik…

FADIPE OUT, DA ROCHA IN TO FIGHT DU PLESSIS

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[Cape Town, South Africa] It's not the first time that Henry Fadipe missed a fight because of Visa and passport issues to South Africa, and this has been pretty tough on him and his career as a MMA athlete. The Nigerian born athlete, who now calls Ireland home has constant battles with Immigration.  This left EFC World Wide searching the globe for a suitable opponent to take on the champ, Dricus du Plessis. Here's what they had to say in a press release earlier today.

BRAZIL’S DA ROCHA STEPS IN TO CHALLENGE DU PLESSIS
Ireland’s Fadipe unable to travel and is forced to step out of EFC welterweight title fight
The camp of Henry Fadipe have unfortunately confirmed to EFC, that due to his ongoing passport and RSA visa struggles, he will not be able to travel from Ireland to South Africa by the 13th of May and is forced to step out of the title fight against the champion Dricus du Plessis.

Brazil’s Jose da Rocha has stepped in to take on the massive task of meeting du Plessis.

This …

BLOGGERS BANNED AT EFC

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[Cape Town, South Africa] There has been some controversy over the past few weeks with regards to Bloggers being banned at EFC World Wide events. This after a social media post by MMA Africa was posted on Facebook.

But before I continue, I want to make it clear that we at MMA Fundi do not participate in any biased correspondence and have since spoken to some of the parties involved in the incident, namely MMA Africa founder, Steve Van Wyk and EFC World Wide president, Cairo Howarth.

A few weeks ago, after the post by MMA Africa was uploaded to social media, many of the public and media platforms were stunned by the announcement.


Most bloggers (including us) took offence to this, especially those who have been supporting the brand and providing media coverage at the events for a number of years. MMA Fundihas always made it clear (from day one) that we are here to support the fighters and bring exposure to them and that events are an addition. After EFC 58, we took it upon ourselves to…

FIGHT FACTORY 2: ALEXANDRE KABANGU

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As we build up to Fight Factory 2, I will be doing a series of articles on fighters and the promotion. In this section I will be focusing on Alexandre Kabangu. A man who will be fighting in the main bout against Ashley Robinson.

Alexandre Kabangu has been fighting most of his life in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) where he is originally from. He has been in Cape Town since last year December and speaks very little English, but that has not stopped him from learning the language or sharpening his skills. Kabangu is being coached by Arron Mckenzie at Redemption Fitness in Cape Town and has made good progress thus far (most of you will know the name of Redemption Fitness as the home of former EFC Heavyweight, Knife Didier). Though he has not been in South Africa that long, he does have a very impressive fight record behind him. Kabangu has 25 pro fights under his name, in which 2 were for the WAKO African Championship.

Alexandre Kabangu is set to face Cape Town native, Ashley Ro…

FIGHT FACTORY 2: ASHLEY ROBINSON

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As we build up to Fight Factory 2, I will be doing a series of articles on fighters and the promotion. In this section I will be focusing on Ashley Robinson, a name familiar to fight fans all over Cape Town.

The second instalment of Fight Factory is underway and we are in for a treat as the main event sees a pro Muay Thai bout between Alexandre Kabangu and one of Cape Town's favourite fighters, Ashley Robinson. This fight is set to be for the Super Middleweight title.

Ashley Robinson is no stranger to the fight scene in Cape Town as he has been seen competing on different platforms around the city. From Kickboxing to MMA, Boxing to Muay Thai, he has done it all. Robinson follows a strict diet and training plan that includes running, conditioning and even aesthetics(a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty). His tough but humble approach to life and fighting makes him loved and respected by fans and fighters alike.

Whenever the name of Robinson is o…

IRSHAAD SAYED CALLS OUT ENTIRE BANTAM WEIGHT DIVISION AFTER GARETH BUIRSKI DECLINES

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[Cape Town, South Africa] Days after EFC 58 has concluded, Sayed goes back onto social media and starts throwing shots at fighters. This time Gareth Buirski is the target. Buirski has declined Sayed's call for a fight previously and it seems like it happened again.

"I'm limping around with a swollen foot and 3 stitches in my eye but Gareth Buirski turns down a fight against me for the 2nd time..." Sayed stated with a picture of himself and a patched eyelid.
Shortly after trashing Buirski on Facebook, Sayed called out the entire Bantam Weight division hoping a formidable opponent would respond.


Faeez Jacobs, who victoriously debuted at EFC 58 stepped up to the challenge, but much to his surprise, Sayed wasn't interested. So the hunt continues for Sayed's next opponent. Any takers?

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