South Africa

Costa returns to fight Madge in Cape Town

2016-06-13 13:59

Cape Town - EFC heads back to the Mother City for another enormous action packed night of fights on Friday, August 5.

Headlined by Cape Town’s favourite son and former lightweight champion Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge against the former welterweight champion - and possibly Cape Town’s most wanted - Brazil’s Jadyson Costa.

Madge and Costa were once student and coach in Cape Town, but then it all fell apart in animosity. What was once one of the most dominant teams on African continent, learning and teaching one another their own unique skills and rounding out each other’s skill-sets, they dispersed their separate ways.

Costa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who learned how to strike with some of the best in the world, winning the welterweight title in the process. He left EFC following a loss to Martin van Staden and returned home to his roots in Brazil. He has since moved to America and opened his own gym and has been hounding the matchmaker’s office to return to the EFC hexagon and asking for the fight against Madge.

Madge is a former Muay Thai champion who has competed on some of the biggest Muay Thai stages in the world against some of the very best. Under Costa, Madge learned how to grapple, which helped lead him to claiming the EFC lightweight title. He has since moved to Fight Fit Militia in Johannesburg. Looking like a newly evolved athlete, Madge always brings an intensity to the arena that is rarely matched, especially in front of his home crowd in GrandWest.

The conflict between these two elite athletes is set to collide on August 5 in The Cape of Storms.

More details and full fight card to be announced soon.

EFC 52: Madge v Costa, Dalcha v Maphutha, presented by SUPABETS, and takes place on Friday, August 5, 2016 at GrandWest, Cape Town. Tickets available soon at

All the main card bouts will be broadcast live on starting 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.

Don Madge v Jadyson Costa at EFC 52 on Friday, August 5 in Cape Town (Supplied)

Read more on:    efc

Italy's Rosa joins Team Sky

2016-10-27 17:29

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.