Cape Town - EFC heads back to the Mother
City for another enormous action packed night of fights on Friday,
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 www.computicket.com
All the main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com starting 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on e.tv after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.