Monday, 19 March 2012

Michiel Opperman vs Martin van Staden - EFC 13

Today the EFC announced another great match-up to bolster the fight card for Cape Town's EFC Africa 13.  Michiel Opperman will face off against Martin van Staden in a welterweight clash to determine the divisions number one contender. This is a fight I really want to see (5 Matches to make after EFC 12) and the winner will earn a title shot against the EFC's welterweight champion who will be determined  in the EFC 13 headline title clash between Dallas Jakobi and Jadyson Costa.

Michiel Opperman (9-6), a new additional to the welterweight division, recently defeated Dino Bagattin at EFC 12 via triangle choke. The kick boxer from Pretoria has won 6 straight fights against some very notable opponents and as a result has moved up to #3 on my Welterweight ranking list.

Martin "The Punisher" van Staden (18-5) last fought in November last year against Nolan Swanepoel. He was slated to face Dino Bagattin at EFC 12 but was forced to pull out of this #1 contender match due to injury. The Punisher is now back at training, but will only have three weeks in which to regain full fitness. Van Staden currently occupies the 4th spot on my Welterweight ranking list.


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