Sunday, 8 January 2012

EFC Africa 12 – McLellan vs Smith announced

The 2 March 2012 has been finalised as the date and Carnival City the venue for the momentous EFC Africa 12, a milestone in South African MMA history, headlined by the titanic clash between two of the biggest names in South African Mixed martial arts. 

Garreth “Soldierboy” McLellan (6-1) (#2 SA Middleweight Rankings) will defend his EFC Africa Middleweight title for the first time against dangerous challenger  Jeremy “ThePitbull” Smith (10-1) (#1 Middleweight Rankings). Stylistically, one could not ask for a better matchup. The ever aggressive Pitbull will bring the fight to the tactically brilliant Soldierboy in what is arguably the biggest MMA fight on African soil. Both fighters are riding long winning streaks and coupled with the desire for the belt and the obvious “Bad blood” between the two, these warriors are sure to leave everything in the Hexagon come Friday night. This is certainly a fight not to be missed. 

Other notable fights on the card include a Welterweight tussle between Dino “The Lion” Bagattin (8-1) and Martin “The Punisher” Van Staden (18-5), the winner of which is almost certain to earn a title shot against Welterweight champion Dallas Jakobi. The Middleweight division will also be in the limelight as top prospect Tyron “The Rush” Rightford (3-0) takes on MMA veteran Donavin “Bam Bamz” Hawkey (20-7) in another potential number one contender bout.

All in all EFC Africa 12 promises to be a spectacular event. Catch it live at Carnival City, at selected Nu Metro Cinemas or stream the fights live on the EFC Africa website.

Confirmed fight card for EFC 12:
Donavin Hawkey vs Danie Van Heerden
Dino Bagattin vs Michiel Opperman
Wesley Hawkey vs Denzil Wait
Sean Robinson vs Tumelo Maphutha
Wade Henderson vs Josh Muller
Paul Kietzmann vs Ricky Misholas
Francios Groenewald vs Dino Bertolis
Boyd Allen vs Donald Nzirawa
Ryan van Niekerk vs Steven Momah
Pete Motaung vs JP Kruger
Koba Iakobidze vs Gareth Buirski

EFC Africa 12 fight predictions

To view my thoughts on how the fights on this card will pan out, read my article - EFC 12 fight predictions

EFC 12 - McLellan vs Smith Promotional Video

EFC 12 Weigh in Results

The EFC 12 weigh ins will take place on Thursday 1 March 2012 at Carnival City. View the results from the weigh ins here: EFC Africa 12 weigh in results

EFC 12 Results

For full fight results from EFC Africa 12, read my results article: EFC 12 fight results


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