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November 29, 2021

Ruckus ONE

Billed as events for the best up-and-coming superstars, ONE: NEXTGEN was nothing more than bullshit baffling brains! The 29 October event kick-started the trilogy with the finalists of the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix, featuring the likes of former two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex (MMA: 7-1 / Kickboxing: 63-17-5 / MuayThai: 4-2), Julie […]

The EFC’s Fight Night 1 took place at the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 9 October and the card delivered some great action from the athletes and some dubious performances from a referee.  The Bantamweight main event saw Shana Power defeat Christine Wolmarans by contentious submission early in round 2. The […]

The EFC celebrates their 90th event with their first Fight Night (a la the UFC) taking place this coming Saturday at the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. A glimpse at the card highlights that the EFC are following in the footsteps of the UFC where Fight Night events feature lower-profile athletes – marketed as future contenders – […]

Let us start where the rest of the global MMA community left things off following on EFC88 – with the officiating debacle where referee Natasha Brits allowed a debuting athlete to get choked out on 3 occasions!  The MMASA “Corrective Actions” as outlined in their letter dated 17 August 2021, clearly stated that Mrs Brits “will have to pass a locally presented officials’ course, and only then […]

Prelim Prima-Donnas  In what now can be described as one of the last major sporting events with fans in a stadium environment, the first event of 2020 for the EFC Organisation was a real mixed bag. The Prelims were marred by Mark Kamba withdrawing from his fight while standing in the cage apparently as a […]

Following on the huge success of African MMA athletes across the world – Israel Adesnya, Kamaru Usman, Manel Kape, Dalcha Lungiumbula, Don Madge and Bokang Masunyane to name but a few – IMMAF recently announced the formation of their African Committee aimed at helping the Federation deliver on its goals at both a regional level […]

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December 16, 2019

Ruckus EFC 83 Build-Up

If this is the new and improved Elvis Ngwalangwala, then I like him very much! His dominante performance in the first 2 rounds had Strydom gasping for air throughout the 3rd. His victory snaps his 2-fight skid. A cool, calm and composed Cameron Saaiman announced his arrival on the professional MMA scene with a performance […]

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November 13, 2019

Ruckus Argument

It was about this time last year that we wrote about the impending battle between EFC and BraveCF, when the latter announced that they would be challenging the former by hosting their inaugural South African event on the same night as EFC. Well fast-forward to the present day and the EFC faces yet another battle, […]

Were you one of the many confused fite fans that could not quite work out why the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world had to wait for 2 guys with more than 20 losses between them to finish fighting for the BMF Strap? I sure as hell was, this despite the fact that both Golden […]

Its no secret that MMA in SA is in turmoil and has been for quite some time. From the days when they felt they needed to justify their existence at the emergence of the now failed Last Fighter Standing initiative, to the multitude of promises and commitments made at the inaugural IMMAF All Africa Open, […]


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