DRC’s Igeu Kabesa and Irelands Peter Queally clearly see eye to eye ahead of EFC 40

01 June 2015

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DRC’s Igeu Kabesa (left) and Ireland’s Peter Queally (right) stare down at the EFC 40 open workout at Carnival City

Johannesburg, South Africa - “Kabesa and his camp have shown me respect and I’ll respect them too. But make no mistake, this is a fight. In a week he will be locked in the Hex with me and I will break him!” some of the words that Irelands Peter Queally had to say to the fans at the EFC 40 open workout held at Carnival City on Saturday.

DRC’s Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa faced-off with his Irish opponent Peter ‘Showstopper’ Queally for the first time in an intense stare-down. Kabesa, who clearly sees eye to eye with Queally and understands where his intentions lie responded to his threat simply by saying, “I bring fireworks all the time, and it’s great to be able to bring fireworks to Carnival City again.”

The open workout was attended by some of the international and the majority of the local EFC 40 main card athletes, and fans were entertained with mixed martial arts training sessions and giveaways including tickets and merchandise, plus fans were kept refreshed thanks to AquaVita water and bear.CLAW energy.

In attendance was the young MMA sensation Dricus ‘du Plessis, who showed off his kickboxing pedigree with EFC lightweight champion Leon Mynhardt holding pads for him. Although there without his opponent to face, Dricus didn’t leave without a few words for him, “Dino is not at the open workout, looks like a bit of fear already!”

In a more jovial mood, former team mates Brendon Katz and Wade ‘Warrior’ Groth faced-off for the first time ahead of their main card bout this weekend, and fans got their first glimpses of the Scotsman, Danny Henry, ahead his main card bout against the heavy-hitting wrestler, Hanru Botha. Displaying some of his crisp technical striking skills, Henry responded to Cartmell’s questions, “I am excited to be fighting in EFC and on Saturday I am going to bring my ‘A’ game.”

Former heavyweight champion Ruan ‘Fangzz’ Potts showed off his Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills that won him his titles and initially got him to the top of the EFC heavyweight division. Now back to his roots, Potts stated in his post workout interview, “I’m back to get you know what!”

Getting things warmed up, Angolan Marino Cutendana and South Africa’s Jasen van der Merve took centre stage ahead of their prelim bouts available at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas throughout South Africa.

The next time they meet will be the day before fight night at the official EFC 40 weigh-in on Friday at 14:00 at the Sports Bar, Carnival City.

EFC 40: Bagattin vs. du Plessis, presented by, and takes place at Carnival City, Johannesburg, on Saturday 6 June 2015. Tickets on sale at Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at


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