Friday, 4 May 2012

Alex Cheboub vs Ashley Calvert - EFC 14

Another lightweight fight has been added to the EFC Africa 14 fight card. Former lightweight title contender Alex "The Professor" Cheboub will enter the Hexagon opposite Ashley Calvert.

Alex "The Professor" Cheboub

Alex Cheboub (8-5, 3-2 EFC) has not fought since he was defeated by Costa Ioannou in their lightweight title clash late last year. The Professor had a three fight streak snapped by Ioannou, and it will be interesting to see how he rebuilds from here. With a wealth of experience under his belt, including wins over Ian Swart, William Bentley and Mark Jones, I expect Alex Cheboub to come back stronger than ever. 

Alex Cheboub

Ashley Calvert

Ashley Calvert (0-3) has had a tough time in the EFC, though his stats do not paint an accurate picture. Calvert has been competitive in all of his EFC bouts, but an inability to finish from dominant positions coupled with a tendency to gas, has often lead to his downfall. Having not fought in the last year, Calvert will be hungry to get into the Hexagon and silence his critics. 

Ashley Calvert

Alex Cheboub vs Ashley Calvert at EFC Africa 14

Alex Cheboub and Ashley Calvert are both coming off a loss and will want to stake a claim in a stacked lightweight division. A win for Calvert will break his curse and enable to him really begin his EFC career, while Cheboub will be looking to rebuild his way towards another title shot.


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