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The main event of EFC 94 witnessed the only EFC championship defence of the year as Sindile ‘Ghost’ Manengela aimed to defend his EFC Bantamweight strap against Cameron ‘MSP’ Saaiman.  The first two rounds belonged to Manengele who used his Judo background to perfection. The momentum shifted in the last three rounds with Saaiman keeping […]

In an attempt to finish off the year with EFC 100, the EFC Organisation staged their second Fight Night event at the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday night. It was a Brave opening of the Main Card with the first 2 encounters having very much a Brave FC feel about them. […]

Its been more than 4 weeks since EFC 92! “Why does that matter?”, I hear you ask. It matter because when MMASA official, Natasha Brits, allowed a professional fighter to be choked out multiple times in her disastrous professional refereeing debut at EFC 88, MMASA conducted an investigation and the published outcomes on 17 August […]

The first event of 2022 was meant to be a celebration of Martial Arts but did not go according to plan for the ONE Championship Organisation – ultimately ending in controversy! The celebration would start with the return to action following the end-of-year break and would also include the fact that the ONE Organisation would […]

The recent announcement by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) that it has been awarded WADA Code signatory status by the World Anti-Doping Agency comes as great news for them in their quest to ultimately become an Olympic sport. But behind all the “huffing-&-puffing” of the various governing body’s statements, what does this all […]

In these times we generally accept that all our carefully crafted plans can suddenly amount to nothing in the blink of an eye. This was certainly the case for the EFC 91 fight card, when at weigh-ins on Friday morning, 4 fights were pulled from the card due to various medical issues and the co-main […]

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 […]


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