South Africa

Da Rocha fills in for injured Michael at EFC 76

2018-11-16 13:35
Conrad Seabi v Jose da Rocha (Supplied)
Conrad Seabi v Jose da Rocha (Supplied)

Cape Town - Brazil’s Jose da Rocha will fight welterweight contender Conrad Seabi at EFC 76 following the withdrawal of Luke Michael through injury.

Michael pulled out of the main-card slot last week with a dislocated knee, with Da Rocha vowing to put on a show as his replacement at Time Square in Pretoria on December 8.

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai specialist said: “Conrad is a great athlete. We will give the fans the fight they want.”

Da Rocha (9-5) aims to rebound from a hard-fought unanimous decision loss to Gunther Kalunda (5-0) in an interim title bout in September.

Seabi (6-4), who TKO’d German Max Merten (1-3) last month, has warned the Pitbull Brothers product he will be hunting his head on home soil.

“In my home town, in my backyard, he better condition his jaw because when I connect, people sleep. Jose is next!”

The 39-year-old has won five of his last six fights, with his sole defeat coming via unanimous decision to Kalunda.

Italian women’s strawweight champion Chiarra Penco (4-0) will battle American Cheyanne Vlismas (2-1) in the headline event of EFC 76.

A stacked main card also features ex-UFC heavyweight Ruan Potts (11-6) versus Jared Vanderaa (7-3), Andrew van Zyl (19-4) vs Stuart Austin (12-5) and Dallas Jakobi (6-5-1) vs Gordon Roodman (3-6-1).

Read more on:    efc


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.