Thursday, 23 February 2012

EFC Africa 13 – Jakobi vs Costa in Cape Town

The Extreme Fighting Championship have announced the details for their latest event, EFC Africa 13, which will see the promotion venture outside the borders of the city of gold for the first time. Cape Town will be the first port of call for the EFC’s expansion into South Africa and hopefully the mother city will receive the hexagon with as much enthusiasm as Johannesburg before it. The venue for this momentous event is the Grand Arena in the Grand West Casino. All the action will take place on Friday the 13th April, and as has now become customary with EFC events, will be broadcast via numerous different media channels to the world.

Cape Town already nurtures some of South Africa’s best fighting talent and EFC Cape Town will allow these athletes to perform in their own back yard. Having local fighters to support will go a long way to enticing fans to the event and furthering the reach of professional Mixed Martial Arts in South Africa.  This event is another giant leap forward for the sport of MMA in South Africa.

EFC 13 Headline Fight

Headlining the EFC’s inaugural event in Cape Town will be a welterweight fight between reigning EFC Africa Welterweight Champion Dallas Jakobi (12-4, 4-1 EFC) and Brazilian BJJ guru Jadyson “Little Wanderlei” Costa (12-12, 2-0 EFC). This will be Jakobi’s first title defence since wresting the welterweight title from Adam Speechly at EFC Africa 10 in September last year. Ironically, EFC Africa 10 was also Costa’s first appearance in the EFC Hexagon and since then he has managed to string together two convincing submission victories.

Other EFC Africa 13 Fights

Other EFC 13 fights announced include a lightweight scrap between local favourite and Muay Thai wunderkind Don “Magic Man” Madge and top kickboxer Leon “The Iron Lion” Mynardt, which has all the makings of a brutal stand-up affair. Another addition to the EFC 13 fight card is a titanic heavyweight battle between Cape Town resident Bernardo “The Black Panther” Mikixi and previously retired Calven “The Butcher” Robinson.

EFC 13 promo video

EFC Africa 13 details

Date: 13 April 2012
Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West Casino, Cape Town

Confirmed fight card for EFC Africa 13

Dallas Jakobi vs Jadyson Costa (Welterweight title fight)
Bernardo Mikixi vs Calven Robinson (Heavyweight)
Don Madge vs Leon Mynhardt (Lightweight)
Martin van Staden vs Michiel Opperman (Welterweight)
Dino Bagattin vs Francois Kabulu (Welterweight)
Norman Wessels vs Dain Neveling (Light Heavyweight)
Wade Henderson vs James Le Roux (Middleweight)
Ricky Misholas vs Mahmoud Hassn (Heavyweight)
Abdul Hassan vs Leo Gloss (Featherweight)
Mahmoud Salama vs Jason Culverwell (Light Heavyweight)
Johan van Staden vs Alain Ilunga (Lightweight)
Armand De Bruyn vs Abrie Valentine (Middleweight)
Michael Vermeulen vs Morne Marais (Heavyweight)

EFC 13 fight predictions

EFC Africa 13 has some great fights between some great fighters. There are also a lot of fighters making their professional debuts. Click here to view my thoughts on who will be victorious on the night : EFC 13 fight predictions

EFC 13 Weigh-in results

The official weigh ins for EFC Africa 13 will take place on Thursday 12 April 2012 at the Grand West Casino in. For more information on the weigh-ins read my article: EFC Africa 13 Weigh in results

EFC 13 Fight results

Click here to view the full fight results from EFC Africa 13

EFC Africa 13 Articles

To view all my article pertaining to this event, click here: EFC 13 Articles


EFC 13 is going to be a sick event!!!! So glad MMA is coming to Cape Town in a big way

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