South Africa

‘Champion’ Dalcha signs with the UFC

2019-02-08 07:06
Champion Dalcha Lungiambula v Stuart Austin (Supplied)

Cape Town - EFC champ-champ Dalcha Lungiambula has been signed by the UFC.

READ: Israel Adesanya plans SA visit

Lungiambula (9-1) has consequently relinquished his EFC heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, as he prepares to enter the territory ruled by MMA superstar Jon Jones (23-1).

READ: Cris Cyborg is coming to SA

The Congolese powerhouse, who has been living and training in Cape Town, becomes the second EFC champion in less than a year to join the sport’s top promotion.

South Africa’s Don Madge (8-3-1) made the move soon after reclaiming the EFC lightweight strap from the now-retired Dave Mazany (17-6-1) in April 2018.

READ: Don broadcasts SA pride to Ariel

With Lungiambula’s exit, American Jared Vanderaa (8-3) takes over the EFC heavyweight crown, having won the interim belt by dispatching ex-UFC fighter Ruan Potts (11-7) in December last year.

Vanderaa will defend the gold for the first time against Lungiambula’s compatriot Ricky Misholas (7-7) on March 16 at EFC 77, which is headlined by Martin van Staden’s (26-11) battle for lightweight honours against Englishman Joe Cummins (5-1).

Read more on:    efc

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.