08 September 2017
DAVE MAZANY VS THEMBA GORIMBO
CAMERON PRITCHARD VS JOSE DA ROCHA BRUNO MUKULU VS DINO BAGATTIN
GIDEON DROTSCHIE VS WARREN ALLISON WADE SAGE VS CONRAD SEABI
ARMAND SCHEEPERS VS GUNTHER KALUNDA
REGIS MUYAMBO VS MAMOUDOU TOURE
DEON BRUNING VS SIZWE MNIKATHI
FAEEZ JACOBS VS NERIK SIMOES
FRANCOIS CUNDARI VS TREZEGEUT KANYINDA
QUAID OPENSHAW VS SHANE MEIER
Cape, South Africa - Today’s EFC 63 weigh-in put match to a pile of petrol soaked kindling at the GrandWest Casino today. The USA’s Dave Mazany takes on Zimbabwe’s Themba Gorimbo in the main event, and he had the crowd on their feet, baying for the fight.
Although based in Las Vegas, Mazany has made the Mother City his home and his fans let Gorimbo know it, greeting the international with deafening cheers and returning his trademark ‘Iron Claw’ salute.
Gorimbo, a man who began his MMA career in Cape Town, was not impressed. ‘He’s a showman,’ he told the crowd. “I’m real.”
Their face-off was intense with Gorimbo threatening to charge a grinning ‘Pain Train’, who simply offered his signature professional wrestling ‘Iron Claw’ instead.
Both men made their catchweight mark.
Brazil’s José Da Rocha enters the EFC Hexagon for the second time, facing South African Cameron Pritchard tomorrow night. Pritchard is up for a title shot if he takes the win, and the intent from both was real.
The legendary Dino ‘The Lion’ Bagattin finally gets his chance at Cape Town’s Bruno Mukulu, who has been baiting the former champion relentlessly in the build-up. EFC president Cairo Howarth had to step between them at their face-off.
Former light heavyweight champion, Cape Town’s ‘Juggernaut’ Gideon Drotschie, returns after a near two-year layoff, and his home town crowd greeted him with a roar. He faces the dangerous Warren Allison.
Cape Town’s Shaun De Lange was not medically cleared to compete, and has been replaced by Cape Town’s Wayde Sage, who goes up against Johannesburg’s Conrad Seabi.
Regis Muyambo also suffered a medical complication, and his bout hangs in the balance. A decision will be taken later this evening.
The official EFC 63 weigh-in results are as follows:
Fight 1: Light Heavyweight Shane Meier 92.70kg
Quaid Openshaw 92.95kg
Fight 2: Lightweight Trezegeut Kanyinda 69.85kg
Francois Cundari 69.70kg
Fight 3: Catchweight Nerik Simoes 65.00kg
Faeez Jacobs 63.55kg
Fight 4: Catchweight Sizwe Mnikathi 72.50kg
Deon Bruning 72.75kg
Fight 5: Featherweight Mamoudou Toure 66.00kg
Regis Muyambo 67.90kg
Fight 6: Welterweight Gunther Kalunda 77.00kg
Armand Scheepers 76.95kg
Fight 7: Catchweight Conrad Seabi 76.80kg
Wade Sage 85.00kg
Fight 8: Light heavyweight Warren Allison 92.50kg
Gideon Drotschie 92.35kg
Fight 9: Welterweight Dino Bagattin 76.25kg
Bruno Mukulu 76.40kg
Fight 10: Welterweight Jose Da Rocha 77.00kg
Cameron Pritchard 76.30kg
Fight 11: Catchweight Themba Gorimbo 73.90kg
Dave Mazany 73.45kg
EFC 63: Cape Town is presented by www.BetXchange.com and takes place on Saturday 9 September live from GrandWest, CPT. Tickets are on sale at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.