South Africa

Tinkerbell takes on Soldierboy

2013-12-20 11:56
JP Joubert (Supplied)

Johannesburg - It has been confirmed that No 1 middleweight contender JP ‘Tinkerbell’ Kruger will challenge middleweight champion Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan for his title at EFC AFRICA 28.

The event is to take place on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

Kruger secured his No 1 contender spot with a sensational victory over Tumelo Maphutha at EFC AFRICA 22.

Reduced to one functional leg after a series of brutal outside legkicks by Maphutha, Kruger went down to a barrage of punches against the fence. Refusing to give up, he snagged an arm of Maphutha and executed an out of the blue armbar, breaking his opponent’s collarbone in the process.

Kruger is as yet undefeated in the EFC AFRICA hexagon (5-0). He is currently at a training camp in Thailand preparing for his title fight.

The MMA news site KNUXX caught up with him recently, and published this interview on his camp in Thailand and his thoughts on his coming bout.

EFC AFRICA returns to the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, for EFC AFRICA 28, presented by MusclePharm. Tickets on sale soon at Stream the entire event live, in HD, from

JP Joubert (right)

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