Town - Cape Town based athlete Khalil
Akleker has injured his shoulder in training, forcing him to
withdraw from his EFC 63 fight against undefeated Armand
‘Lil Wanderlei’ Scheepers.
The DRC’s undefeated Gunther
‘The Beast’ Kalunda has stepped in to replace him.
Scheepers is a fearless Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner,
known for his willingness to fight at any weight. Undefeated, he has finished
all of his EFC bouts by submission. Originally scheduled to fight at
lightweight, he will now step up to welterweight to accommodate his late
Scheepers fights out of Crucifix Jiu Jitsu in Cape
Town and is a firm crowd favourite, the fruit of years spent competing in
combat sports in the Mother City.
Kalunda made his EFC debut at EFC 61, and put on an
impressive display of striking and heavy-handed ground and pound. Fighting out
of Tapout in Johannesburg, he carries the name ‘The Beast’ because of his
This fight takes place on the prelim card ahead of the
five-fight main card at EFC 63 Cape Town: Contenders Rising on Saturday, September 9.