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
“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).