Cape Town - Dino Bagattin
has suffered a mild concussion in training and it has forced him to be removed
from his upcoming EFC 61 bout on July 8 against Bruno Mukulu at Sun City.
scheduled to face the DRC star in the opening fight on the main card.
Unfortunately, a suitable late notice opponent for Mukulu could not be found,
causing the fight to be cancelled.
Mukulu will most likely compete at the next
event, EFC 62, taking place at Carnival City in Johannesburg on August 19.
heard from Dino that the injury is not too serious,” said EFC President Cairo
“However, safety of our athletes is always our primary concern and
athletes who receive any type of concussion in the lead up to a fight are
forced to not compete. We wish Dino a healthy and speedy recovery.”
A result of
the cancellation sees the exciting prelim fight between Muay Thai specialists
Faeez Jacobs and Kevin Pheko get bumped up to the main card.
and Pheko made their EFC debuts at EFC 58 in Cape Town.
Jacobs hyped up crowds
with his outspoken ways and impressive first round TKO victory, while Pheko dominated
his opponent with his powerful kicks and punches, but was caught in a sneaky
triangle submission in the second round.
Cape Town, trains and fights out of Fighterz Inc in a relatively new fight team, while Pheko trains out of Johannesburg-based camp Fight Sports Centre,
with the likes of flyweight champion Nkazimulo Zulu and Oumpie Sebeko.