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Ladies battle in Women's Month at EFC 81

2019-07-25 12:57
EFC 81 (Supplied)
EFC 81 (Supplied)

Cape Town - Two recently signed female fighters will be part of EFC 81 during National Women’s Month in August.

Just like their predecessors, both Paulwetu Namba and Christine Wolmarans will take the lead in what is a predominantly male dominated world of MMA.

The pair will take centre stage at EFC 81 at Time Square, Pretoria on Saturday, August 10.

Cape Town’s Namba is set to make her second appearance in the hexagon, this time against Pretoria’s own debutant, Wolmarans, according to the EFC website.

“I am taking this opportunity to inspire all women who have a love for this sport,” said Namba.

“MMA, is not only about putting gloves on and emulating a sense of violence. It is a very empowering sport for women.”

Fighting out of Pro Fitness Kickboxing, Namba also works as a life support paramedic, fire technician and safety practitioner who teaches first aid, firefighting and health and safety to corporate companies and the public at large.

Wolmarans is still an unknown entity in the EFC hexagon, as she will be making her debut. Hailing from a rich history of combat Taekwondo and kickboxing, she brings KO power in her striking like few others. While Pretoria is her home, she travels daily to Junkyard MMA for training as she prepares to step up on the biggest stage in MMA in Africa.

Taking a positive spin on an old adage, Wolmarans stated, “I am gonna show the world what it means to hit like a girl on August 10.”

The fight will take place on the preliminary card ahead of the EFC 81 five-fight main card headlined by the bantamweight title­ fight between Nkazimulo Zulu and Faeez Jacobs.

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