Saturday, 14 April 2012

Jadyson Costa is the new EFC Africa Welterweight Champion

Moments ago Jadyson "Little Wanderlei" Costa (13-12-1) defeated Dallas Jakobi to become the new EFC Africa Welterweight Champion. Jadyson Costa, who is now 3-0 in the EFC, dominated the four round title fight from the get go, using clinical counter punching to score almost at will. Costa looked like he was really enjoying himself as he taunted the former champion and continued to land punches and kicks throughout the fight. In the first and third rounds Dallas Jakobi was saved by the bell. The fourth round saw Costa drop a busted Jakobi and quickly finish him to become the new EFC Africa Welterweight champion.

Jadyson Costa, renowned for his high level ground game, said prior to the bout that he wanted to prove to the South African audience that he could stand with the best of them. Throughout the fight, Little Wanderlei did not attempt a sign take down or submission, and certainly achieved his goal with an impressive striking performance.

Costa was extremely happy to win the title, but more so to have down it in his newly adopted home city of Cape Town. The Cape Town crowd in turn rallied behind their fighter and were extremely vocal in their support of their local African Top Team fighter.

Jadyson Costa is now set to defend his newly earned welterweight strap against fellow EFC 13 victor Michiel Opperman, who managed to defeat Martin van Staden in their number one contender bout earlier tonight.


Costa really gave the champion (Jakobi) no respect whatsoever and taunted him at will. Great win by Costa. Hope the title will remain in Cape town.

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