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Voting opens for EFC awards

2019-03-09 15:57
 EFC president Cairo Howarth (Gallo Images)
EFC president Cairo Howarth (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The EFC have opened voting for their annual awards ceremony.

The function will take place at Time Square in Pretoria from 19:00 to 20:00 on Wednesday, March 13, three days before EFC 77 kicks off at the same venue.

Fans can email their vote to for any or all of the categories.

Tickets to the EFC Awards 2019 start from R1 900 and include a hexagon-side VIP ticket to EFC 77.

Contact for information.

Award categories and nominees:

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Presented by EasyEquities

August Kayambala
Billy Oosthuizen
Chiara Penco
Justin Smith
Karolina Wojcik

WALKOUT OF THE YEAR – Presented by Aquavita

Amisi Kabeya – EFC 73
Calum Murrie – EFC 74
Conrad Seabi – EFC 74
JP Buys – EFC 69
Rizlen Zouak – EFC 70

REFEREE OF THE YEAR – Presented by Auto Excellence

Bobby Karagiannidis
Brad Bloch
Ferdi Basson
Wiekus Swart
Pavan Ramkolawan


MMA Engaged
MMA Republic
Ruckus Media


Alistair Bishop (Big Al)
Julian Kiewietz (IOL)
Keegan Govender (Independent)
Mark Joubert (Ruckus Media)
Simon Stephens (eNCA/The Clinch)
Stephen Kihn (Sport24)


Camp Fight
Coach Quan University
Extreme Couture
KO Fighting Fitness
Rendoki Dojo
Team Quest
The Tribe

COACH OF THE YEAR – Presented by ACS

Chris Bright
Corey Grant
Dennis Davis
Gareth Lombard
Hasimo Rizzoli
Richard Quan
Rodney van der Vlugt
Walter Wendt
Wiekus Swart

MOST EXCITING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Presented by The Capital Hotels and Apartments

Amanda Lino
August Kayambala
Dalcha Lungiambula
Faeez Jacobs
Justin Smith
Nkazimulo Zulu


Cal Ellenor submits Faeez Jacobs via Guillotine – EFC 68
Caleb Ridley submits August Kayambala via RNC – EFC 68
Gary Joshua submits Martin de Beer via Heel Hook – EFC 68
Hermie Drotschie submits Francois Cundari Armbar – EFC 72
August Kayambala submits Warren King via Heel Hook – EFC 70
Chiara Penco submits Danella Eliasov via Triangle – EFC 67
Calum Murrie submits Pierre Botha via Armbar – EFC 69

KNOCK-OUT OF THE YEAR – Presented by Restonic

Mzwandile Hlongwa KOs Torbjorn Madsen via spinning elbow – EFC 75
Dave Mazany KOs Chris Bright via punches – EFC 68
Matunga Djikasa KOs Kevin Koekemoer via knee – EFC 73
Stuart Austin KOs Andrew van Zyl via punches – EFC 76
Billy Oosthuizen KOs Pieter de Klerk via punches – EFC 69
Mark Kamba KOs Elvis Ngwalangwala via punches – EFC 71
Anicet Kanyeba KOs Cameron Pritchard via punches – EFC 73

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Presented by Sun International

Amanda Lino
Champion Dalcha
Nkazimulo Zulu
Igeu Kabesa
Jared Vanderaa
Luthando Biko
Mzwandile Hlongwa

FIGHT OF THE YEAR – Presented by Dragon Energy

Amanda Lino vs Rizlen Zouak – EFC 70
Caleb Ridley vs August Kayambala – EFC 68
Cheyanne Vlismas vs Karolina Wojcik – EFC 74
Conrad Seabi vs Pietie Coxen – EFC 71
Dave Mazany vs Chris Bright – EFC 68
Nkazimulo Zulu vs Gary Joshua – EFC 75

More awards and nominees to be announced soon.

Voting opens for EFC Awards

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