Friday, 20 July 2012

Ruan Potts vs Bernardo Mikixi EFC 16 Heavyweight title fight

The Extreme Fighting Championship has announced that Ruan Potts will face Bernardo Mikixi at EFC Africa 16 for the promotions heavyweight title. The event is set to take place at Carnival City in Johannesburg on the 19 October 2012.

Ruan "Fangzz" Potts

After a hiatus of nearly 9 months, undefeated EFC Africa heavyweight champion Ruan Potts (14-0) will finally return to the Hexagon to defend his title. Potts, who defeated Andrew van Zyl at EFC Africa 11, has had a shortage of worthy adversaries of late, which has forced the champion to remain on the sidelines longer than he would have liked. Potts is currently in the United States training with some of the worlds finest MMA athletes and will likely raise the bar for heavyweight fighters in South Africa.

Ruan Potts

Bernardo "The Black Panther" Mikixi

2012 has seen Bernardo Mikixi (6-3) string together a quickfire two fight winning streak. This has catapulted him into the number one contender spot and earned the Black Panther a second shot at the Heavyweight title. Mikixi lost his initial title shot against Norman Wessels at EFC Africa 5 and will want to rewrite the history books in his second title fight against his toughest opponent yet in Potts.

Bernardo Mikixi

Ruan Potts vs Bernardo Mikixi at EFC 16

Ruan Potts has been rampant in the EFC heavyweight division, notching up an impressive 4-0 record. Fangzz has also defeated both men who have defeated Mikixi in the Hexagon and will certainly come in a firm favourite. Mikixi however has shown he should not be written off and has serious knockout power. Either way, this fight does not promise to be a long fight.


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