Sunday, 29 July 2012

EFC 15 fighter analysis

EFC Africa 15 was a great event, with many high profile fights. Here are the fighters whom I believe seized the opportunity afforded by EFC 15 to impress.

Fighters who impressed at EFC 15

JC Lamprecht

JC Lamprecht looked great in his professional debut against Hector Britts. The young welterweight is a great addition to the EFC roster and I look forward to watching him fight again.

Donavin Hawkey

Donavin Hawkey looked clinical in his victory over Chett Meyer at middleweight. Hawkey looked impressive standing and on the ground, submitting Meyer early in the first round.

Andrew van Zyl

Andrew van Zyl was too good for Mohmed Karim. Van Zyl showed impressive agility on the ground, transitioning effortlessly between positions and attempting multiple submissions before finally winning via TKO in the dying seconds of the first round.

Martin van Staden

Martin van Staden stood and traded with Dino Bagattin for the first two rounds of their welterweight clash. The FFM fighter then took the fight to the ground in the third and managed to submit Bagattin. In doing so, Van Staden demonstrated just how well rounded his MMA game is, though I am still questioning why he didn’t go for the take down earlier.

Leon Mynhardt

Leon Mynhardt looked impressive in his submission win against Alex Cheboub. Mynhardt managed to land shots while standing and stay out of trouble on the ground against the ever dangerous Cheboub. The Iron Lion then performed the impossible by submitting Cheboub via Guillotine choke in the second round.

Darren Daniel

Darren Daniel’s return to the EFC Hexagon was a successful one. Double D managed to take Tyron Rightford down and keep him there, landing vicious ground and pound until the referee was forced to stop the fight. Daniel showed that he is still a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division.

Jason Culverwell

Jason Culverwell proved what a warrior he is in his light heavyweight fight with Raymond Ahana. Culverwell had to work really hard against a strong Ahana, who refused to give in. After various submission attempts, Culverwell eventually managed to stop Ahana with strikes in the third round.

Garreth McLellan

Garreth McLellan was efficient as ever as he marched through Armand de Bruyn at EFC 15. McLellan, who is rallying for a rematch with Jeremy Smith, showed the MMA community that he is hungrier than ever to get his title back.


Im sorry to Armand but he does not have the credentials , EFC put Gareth up against an easy placed fighter so he can steam roll through and setup the rematch with Jeremy !! its pathetic !! Sorry to Armand , very nice guy ... but the situation is pathetic

cant wait for jeremy to smack Gareth AGAIN !

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