EFC AFRICA 11: Full Fight Card Finalised

Oct 13, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- After a host of bone-jarring joint locks and jaw-dropping knockouts at 5 massively successful events this year, EFC AFRICA is proud to present the crown jewel of African mixed martial arts – EFC AFRICA 11.

Not only will EFC AFRICA’s heavyweight and lightweight titles be contested in two of the most eagerly anticipated bouts in African MMA history, the fight card for EFC AFRICA 11 is absolutely massive, cramming 14 fights into one night! Fighters from across the continent (including Egypt, Nigeria, DRC and South Africa) will battle it out in one of the world’s fastest growing MMA promotions, gaining fans and glory for their martial prowess.

“EFC AFRICA 11 presents one of the best, if not the best fight card in EFC AFRICA history and we are really excited about all 14 match-ups,” said EFC AFRICA President, Cairo Howarth. “We are now just four weeks from this incredibly show and it is a great way to end the year. Personally I am looking forward to seeing whether or not any of the challengers have what it takes to beat the champs.”

The evening’s massive main event fights see Andrew van Zyl challenge defending champion Ruan Potts for the heavyweight title, while Alex Cheboub takes on defending champion Costa Ioannou for the lightweight title. Then Nolan Swanepoel and Martin van Staden collide to shake up SA’s welterweight rankings and middleweight strikers Jacques Joubert and Tyron Rightford trade leather.

Exciting international prospects include:

• Tez Makuebo (DRC) – Makuebo returns to avenge the loss suffered in his first professional fight at EFC AFRICA 09. After losing on points, this ferocious middleweight has vowed not to leave the decision up to the judges when he faces Armand de Bruyn.

• Victor Anyaogu (Nigeria) – At EFC AFRICA 08, Anyaogu defeated one of SA’s most respected fighters, Neil Diesel. With his confidence high, he moves down a weight class to take on Wesley Hawkey at featherweight.

• Amr Wahman (Egypt) – Wahman represents Egypt’s Fight Club Academy, and a strong performance will pave the way for further Egyptians at EFC AFRICA in future. A veteran of almost 100 kung fu bouts, Wahman is also undefeated in MMA, making him a worthy adversary for Leon Mynhardt.

Highlights from the EFC AFRICA 11 main events will be broadcast on e.tv shortly after the event. See efcafrica.com for broadcast schedule.

EFC AFRICA 11 takes place at the Coca-Cola Dome on 10 November. Tickets on sale now at Computicket www.computicket.com and more information on tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas will be released shortly. More information available at efcafrica.com

For those who can’t get to the Coca-Cola Dome or a Nu Metro cinema, all the action of Africa’s biggest MMA event will once again be just a click away. EFC AFRICA 11 will be broadcast live over the internet, free to all fans. Share the excitement as it happens by simply logging on to http://www.efcafrica.com/livestream_11.html from 7.30pm.

About EFC AFRICAâ„¢ – The Extreme Fighting Championshipâ„¢

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, EFC AFRICAâ„¢ now produces 8 live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events annually, all hosted on the African continent. With over 70 athletes exclusively signed to the promotion from across the continent (from Angola, DRC, Nigeria, South Africa and more), EFC AFRICA is the biggest MMA promotion and showcases the toughest athletes on the continent.

EFC AFRICAâ„¢ programming is broadcast across the African continent on FX, part of the Fox International Channels network. 2 back-to-back hour long episodes featuring bouts from past EFC AFRICA events air every Friday night on FX, which is available in South Africa on TopTV. In addition, delayed live and fight highlight episodes from the latest EFC AFRICA events are broadcast in 49 countries across Africa on e.tv, further infiltrating millions of homes across the continent and growing the EFC AFRICA brand. As well as the live internet broadcast on EFCAFRICA.com watched by viewers around the world, the events are also broadcast live to Nu Metro cinemas across South Africa giving thousands of additional MMA fans a larger than life event experience.

EFC AFRICAâ„¢ also boasts a powerful international presence with bouts and promo videos from the latest events being covered heavily by local and top international MMA and mainstream sports, entertainment and news media. EFCAFRICA.com, the official website, receives unprecedented unique visitor numbers for an African sports organisation and EFC AFRICA also has a massive and rapidly growing Twitter and Facebook following, proving once again that EFC AFRICA is the fastest growing sports brand in Africa.

EFC AFRICA Heavyweight Championship
RUAN POTTS vs. ANDREW VAN ZYL

EFC AFRICA Lightweight Championship
COSTA IOANNOU vs. ALEX CHEBOUB

NOLAN SWANEPOEL vs. MARTIN VAN STADEN
JACQUES JOUBERT vs. TYRON RIGHTFORD
CHETT MEYER vs. TUMELO MAPHUTHA
MICHIEL OPPERMAN vs. DONAVIN HAWKEY
JADYSON COSTA vs. JAMES RENNIE
WENTZEL NEL vs. TERRENCE GRIESSEL
ABDUL HASSAN vs. DENZIL WAIT
LEON MYNHARDT vs. AMR WAHMAN
WADE GROTH vs. DON MADGE
VICTOR ANYAGOU vs. WESLEY HAWKEY
ARMAND DE BRUYN vs. TEZ MAKUEBO
IAN VISSER vs. DAIN NEVELING

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