EFC AFRICA middleweight championship fight signed

Oct 6, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- EFC AFRICA is proud to announce that middleweight champion Garreth McLellan and title challenger Jeremy Smith have signed their contracts to fight at EFC AFRICA 12 on 2 March. The event will take place in Johannesburg and is planned as EFC AFRICA’s first live television broadcast on e.tv, Africa's largest English speaking channel.

“I’m super excited to have gotten the contract signing out of the way, but the reality is that the hard work starts now. Come fight night, I believe Jeremy and I are going to put on the show everyone wants to see. I’m really happy about the opportunity to fight someone as talented as Jeremy because this is an important opportunity for me to test myself.” – Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan

“Now that we’ve finalised the dates we have a lot to look forward to! Garreth and I will be the perfect fight for EFC AFRICA’s first card to be televised live. It’s going to be a tough fight because of our fighting styles but an entertaining fight and I think we’re both going to gain many new fans. I’ve been looking forward to fighting for this title for a long time and I have no doubt we’re both training extremely hard because of how much this opportunity means.” – Jeremy ‘Pitbull’ Smith

EFC AFRICA 12 takes place in Johannesburg on 2 March 2012. Tickets will be available through Computicket www.computicket.com. More information available at efcafrica.com

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.

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