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EFC 52 – Preview

Friday 5 August 2016 – EFC will be back at The Grand Arena, Grand West in Cape Town, in what will be a spectacular night of fights. Fans are in for a real treat and we can’t wait.

We preview 2 of the most anticipated match ups on the night. Champion Dalcha vs Tumelo Maphutha and Don Madge vs Jadyson Costa

Champion Dalcha vs Tumelo Maphutha

Fighting for the interim Light Heavyweight title, DRC’s powerhouse, Champion Dalcha will square off against hard hitting Tumelo Maphutha.

With Dalcha Lungiambula’s superb Judo, combined with his raw power we are sure to see some huge slams and powerful take downs but don’t be surprised if we see an improved striking game from the DRC powerhouse! Tumelo Maphutha on the other hand will have to rethink his counter strike game plan we’ve seen in previous fights and will need to make sure his take down defence is on point and look to use his striking to keep Dalcha at bay hoping to land some of his trade mark BOMBS!

A bout that has all the makings for contender of Fight of the Night, in our opinion someone is getting starched!

Don Madge vs Jadyson Costa

Former PFA team mates Don Madge and Jadyson Costa will face each other in the main event at #EFC52

The Brazilian, Costa once friend, training partner and teacher to Madge will look to silence the “Magic Man” fans come Friday evening. Having last fought in the EFC back in November 2012 at EFC17, the BJJ specialist will have his work cut out. Don has been on a resurgence of late, currently on a 2 fight win streak will have the superior striking and look to keep it standing. Costa on the other hand with use his striking to secure the take down and look for the finish on the ground.

All we hope for is a three round WAR! Bad blood between these two will be settled once and for all, will it be student or will it be teacher, Friday night we’ll know!

Full Fight Card:

Sylvester Chipfumbu vs Lourens Botes – Bantamweight Division

Kaleka Kabanda vs Basambombo Mutuale – Welterweight Division

Regis Myambo vs Pope Djembo – Lightweight Division

Ivan Strydom vs Wessel Mostert – Heavyweight Division

Armand Scheepers vs Stefan Pretorius – Welterweight Division

Pupanga Tresor vs Pietie Coxen – Welterweight Division

Sibusiso Mdoko vs Saxon Delafield – Lightweight Division

Tumisang Madiba vs Sindile Manengela – Featherweight Division

Bruno Mukulu vs Wade Henderson – Welterweight Division

Champion Dalcha vs Tumelo Maphutha – Interim Light Heavyweight Title

Don Madge vs Jadyson Costa – Lightweight Division

EFC 52 WEIGH-IN: Free and open to fans – Witness the stare-downs live – Merchandise & ticket giveaways
Date: Thursday 04 August 2016
Time: 13:45 – 14:30
Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest
Live via online streaming on

Date: Friday 05 August 2016
Time: Prelim bouts start 16:45, main card bouts start at 20:00
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Live via online streaming on at 20:00 (CAT)
Live on Fight Sports at 20:00 (CAT)
Delayed live on at 22:30 (CAT)

Date: Friday 05 August 2016
Time: 30 minutes after the last fight
Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest
Live via online streaming on

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EFC 52: Madge vs. Costa, Dalcha vs. Maphutha, presented by SUPABETS, and takes place on Friday 5 August 2016 at GrandWest, Cape Town. Tickets are on sale now at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.

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