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Costa returns to fight Madge in Cape Town

2016-06-13 13:59

Cape Town - EFC heads back to the Mother City for another enormous action packed night of fights on Friday, August 5.

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

All the main card bouts will be broadcast live on starting 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.

Don Madge v Jadyson Costa at EFC 52 on Friday, August 5 in Cape Town (Supplied)

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