Get to Carnival City to be a part of the action

05 May 2017


Johannesburg, South Africa - The official EFC 59 Media Day takes place in the Big Top Arena Foyer, Carnival City on Saturday between 12:00 and 14:00. Open to all members of the press for exclusive interviews and free for all fans to meet their favourite athletes ahead of the massive EFC 59 event featuring some of the best athletes from around the world.

Meet the welterweight champion, South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis ahead of his first title defence, where he will face the dangerous Brazilian Jose Da Rocha. Plus, see Wales’ Azi Thomas as he faces off with South Africa’s Pierre Botha for the first time, and so much more.

Confirmed athletes that will be in attendance: Dricus du Plessis, Shaun de Lange, Francois Groenewald, Azi Thomas, Pierre Botha, Barend Nienaber, Alain Ilunga,

Get to the media day on Saturday 6 May to see the fighters talking about their upcoming bouts, feel the tension and be part of the action. 

 - Exclusive interviews

 - Fighter face-offs
- Merchandise and ticket giveaways 

 - Photo opportunities

Location: BigTop Arena Foyer 

Date: Sunday 6 May 2017

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 

Follow @EFCworldwide on Facebook for live coverage and look out for all the interviews and highlights which will be available on soon after. 

EFC 59: Du Plessis vs Da Rocha, presented by takes place on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00(CAT). Full broadcast details available on


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