Johannesburg - EFC AFRICA returns to the Coca-Cola
Dome for the final and biggest event of the year.
Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl and
Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts face each other in the organisation’s first title trilogy,
a milestone for the sport on the African continent.
Van Zyl and Potts first faced each other At EFC AFRICA
11 where Potts won by guillotine in the first round. At EFC AFRICA 18 they
fought again. Van Zyl dominated over five rounds to take Potts' title. At EFC
AFRICA 26 their titanic struggle finally plays comes to a head. On December 12
it’s best out of three.
Adam ‘The Prodigy’ Speechly clashes with the Nigerian
born Irishman, Henry ‘Herculeez’ Fadipe, in a welterweight bout certain to
reveal a new contender for the title. Speechly, a former champion, is often
described as the best pound for pound athlete in the organisation. Fadipe
offers a serious challenge, however. After two performances the Irishman has
displayed massive talent. Against Speechly he’ll be making use of his full
Matthew Buirski makes his third outing at bantamweight
against the veteran, former title contender Abdul Hassan. Hassan has previously
only fought at featherweight and makes the cut to bantamweight for the first
time. He’ll be bringing a truckload of power to the bout, something the equally
powerful Buirski will welcome.
Controversial all-round phenomenon Liam Cleland
returns to the Hexagon after nearly a year’s absence. In his way stands Jason
Culverwell, Richards Bay’s golden boy. Culverwell burst onto the EFC AFRICA
stage with two massive performances, but lost form in his next two outings. At
2-2 he is primed to deliver on the superstar form he initially showed.
The DRC’s Alain ‘Commander Boy’ Ilunga goes up against
Durban’s Peter ‘Kratos’ Nyide, an exceptionally tough athlete. He will need all
of his grit to face Ilunga’s legendary kicks, blows that have resulted in TKO’s
26 features 13 action packed bouts. Watch the EFC
AFRICA 26 event preview video here.
EFC AFRICA returns
to the Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg, for EFC AFRICA 26, presented by
MusclePharm, on Thursday, December 12. Tickets on sale now at computicket.com. Stream the entire event live, in HD,