Cape Town - EFC bantamweight king JP Buys will battle interim champion
Luthando Biko for undisputed honours at GrandWest Arena in Cape Town on Saturday, April
Buys (6-2) will be making his
return to the hexagon after a year’s absence, having beat
Gamzat Magomedov (3-1) via disqualification in
the Bahrain-based MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation in Pakistan in October 2018
in the meanwhile.
The Coach Quan University standout and accomplished wrestler won
the strap by submitting Frenchman Philippe Rouch (7-4) with a first round
guillotine choke in his previous EFC outing.
Biko (5-1), a decorated judoka
hailing from Chris Bright’s camp in Port Elizabeth, claimed EFC interim gold by dominating Englishman Cal
Ellenor (7-2), who has
since been signed by Bellator MMA, over five frames at GrandWest Arena in
November last year.
The EFC’s first card of 2019
will be at Time Square in Pretoria on March 16.
It will be headlined by former
lightweight champ Martin
van Staden (26-11) up against Joe Cummins (5-1) for
the vacant belt.