[Cape Town, South Africa] 2017 has brought us the most anticipated rematch in EFC history. The build up to this fight included a reality show ,The Fighter,where we saw nothing but pure contempt between two champions, Irshaad Sayed and Demarte Pena.
All this came to an end on 16 December 2017, when Pena successfully defended his title in a convincing manner and set the record straight. He is the KING of the bantamweight division and ( I can say this with all confidence) the EFC's Pound 4 Pound best fighter of all times.
At the EFC 66 press conference Pena announced that he will be taking some time off and was not sure what he will be doing next or when he will be back. Late in December he announced the opening of his new gym, Ultimate MMA Fitness, along with friend and team mate, Themba Gorimbo.
On 4 January 2018 at 20:41, Pena made an announcement that shocked many people and left everyone wondering. He posted to twitter that he wants JP Buys to fight Sayed or the "French gu…
Staden as main event at ACB in Germany and Du Plessis for the title at KSW in
Poland Johannesburg, South Africa – Martin Van Staden has been chosen to fight former
UFC veteran Denis Siver in the main event of ACB 75 in Germany. He is the 2nd EFC athlete this month to be selected to headline on
the European stage as it was confirmed recently that the double division EFC
champion, Dricus du Plessis, would get an immediate welterweight title shot at
the Polish based MMA organization KSW. "I'm really excited for this opportunity to go knock out a German in his home town, I'm coming for everything he has." Says Van Staden. “Dricus offered an immediate title fight in Poland and
now Martin being picked to headline in Germany shows how highly regarded EFC
athletes are globally.” Stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “We are
confident that they are going to represent well... Smash them!” he added. "I'm really looking forward to the fight with Borys. Even though we are …
It's not always that referee's have to explain why they made a decision, the way they did but since there was a title on the line, referee Ferdi Basson thought he'd make his views clear of what transpired at EFC 65 this weekend.
Dalcha vs Austin
referee on the decision behind the
controversial call Johannesburg, South Africa – Saturday night’s EFC 65 main
event between EFC light heavyweight champion ‘Champion’ Dalcha Lungiumbula and
challenger Stuart Austin ended in one of the biggest comeback victories of all
time, but also in controversy. Referee
Ferdi Basson called a stop to the bout in the second round, ruling Dalcha the
winner by TKO, but many insist that he could just as easily have stopped the
fight in the first, in that instance ruling Austin the winner by TKO. A
host of commentators, including Austin, aired their thoughts on his decision
and criticised him for the call. Via Facebook on Sunday morning, Ferdi Basson
formally released a statement. Read it here: “Last n…