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EFC 51 – Preview

We’re a day away from EFC51 and the EFC Worldwide is most certainly living up to their name, with a host of international fighters gracing our shores.

Current EFC lightweight champion Leon `Iron Lion` Mynhardt, will defend his title against Xtreme Couture team member, America`s Dave`The Pain Train` Mazany. Currently undefeated in the EFC, the Alaskan native in his view is the current champ as he beat the last title holder and no one has beaten him yet. Leon Mynahardt most certainly will disagree with Mazany as he has already defended his title 4 times, a mark of a true champ some one you can defend his title over and over again. We are in for a great battle as both fighter possess superb striking with knock out power. The question is, who has the stronger chin. Leon has shown he is a durable fighter who baits down on his mouth piece and keeps moving forward. Prediction: Mynhardt by KO/TKO

A number one flyweight contender bout, Angola`s Marino Cutendana, on a 4 fight win streak takes-on South Africa`s Baldwin Mdlalose on a 2 fight win streak of his own. Both fighters have shown great stand up and ground game. Winner of this one will take their spot and challenge Nkazimulo Zulu for the title. Prediction: Cutendana by KO/TKO

In the featherweight division, we see former champ, Scotland`s Danny Henry take on Barend Nienaber. a Very important fight for both, who will be looking for an impressive win to return to the top of the division and vie for a rematch with current champ Igeu Kabesa.

South Africa`s Gareth Buirski is set to face Brazil`s fierce BJJ blackbelt, Magno Alves and South Africa`s ever popular Tumisang Madiba goes head-to-head with DRC`s Anicet Kanyeba in the opening bout on the main card.

Don’t miss any of the action LIVE at Carnival City from 16:45.

EFC 51 WEIGH-IN: Free and open to fans – Witness the stare-downs live – Merchandise & ticket giveaways

Date: Thursday 14 July 2016
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: Mardi Gras Theatre, Carnival City
Live via online streaming on

Date: Friday 15 July 2016
Time: Prelim bouts start 16:45, main card bouts start at 20:00
Venue: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg
Live via online streaming on – 20:00 (CAT)
Live on Fight Sports – 20:00 (CAT)
Delayed live on – 22:30 (CAT)

Date: Friday 15 July 2016
Time: 30 minutes after the last fight
Venue: Mardi Gras Theatre, Carnival City
Live via online streaming on

EFC 51: Mynhardt vs Mazany, presented by SUPABETS, takes place on Friday 15 July at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets available at, all the main card bouts will be broadcast live on starting 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.

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