Cape Town - EFC champ-champ Dalcha Lungiambula has been signed by the UFC.
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Lungiambula (9-1) has consequently relinquished his EFC heavyweight
and light heavyweight titles, as he prepares to enter the territory
ruled by MMA superstar Jon Jones (23-1).
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The Congolese powerhouse, who has been living and training in Cape
Town, becomes the second EFC champion in less than a year to join the
sport’s top promotion.
South Africa’s Don Madge (8-3-1) made the move soon after reclaiming
the EFC lightweight strap from the now-retired Dave Mazany (17-6-1) in
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With Lungiambula’s exit, American Jared Vanderaa (8-3) takes over the
EFC heavyweight crown, having won the interim belt by dispatching
ex-UFC fighter Ruan Potts (11-7) in December last year.
Vanderaa will defend the gold for the first time
against Lungiambula’s compatriot Ricky Misholas (7-7) on March 16 at EFC
77, which is headlined by Martin van Staden’s (26-11) battle for
lightweight honours against Englishman Joe Cummins (5-1).