Cape Town - The EFC have rebooked a fight between welterweight
contenders Luke Michael and Conrad Seabi.
Michael vows to claim welterweight gold in 2019
The duo were initially set to collide at EFC 76 in December 2018, but
Michael (4-3) had to withdraw after dislocating a kneecap in training.
Seabi - It's tough to make it from the township
Seabi (6-5) instead faced Brazilian Jose da Rocha (10-5) and suffered a
swift TKO loss in Pretoria, a fight, which he felt
was stopped prematurely by referee Bobby Karagiannidis at
Michael and Seabi will now meet on the main card of EFC 78 at GrandWest
Arena in Cape Town on Saturday, April 13.
Mamelodi-born Seabi had little sympathy for Michael's injury woes last time
around, and nothing has changed.
“Last time Luke pulled out like a b****,” Seabi told EFC staff writers via
“This time there is no where to run and I will take his head off in front of
Michael, who hails from the Mother City but trains at Coach Quan University
in Johannesburg, submitted Rodrique Kena (3-2) and Francois Cundari (2-3)
in his previous two trips to the hexagon.
Thirty-nine-year-old Seabi, a striking specialist based at Fight Sports
Centre in Norwood, TKO'd German Max Merten (1-3) for a fifth win in
six outings prior to losing to Da Rocha.
The duo will scrap before Michael's team-mate and bantamweight king JP Buys
(6-2) battles interim champ Luthando Biko (5-1) for
undisputed honours in the EFC 78 headliner.
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