EFC 30 at Grandwest Casino,

‘Knife’ Didier-Kilola and Ricky Misholas about to clash heads, EFC 30 weigh-in

 Johannesburg (South Africa) – Thursday’s EFC 30 event took a step closer to the opening buzzer when the official weigh-in event took place today, at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Cape Town. 

Superstar Don Madge and the unstoppable Boyd Allen from Johannesburg headline the card in an inter-divisional superfight, and had the crowd on their feet when each hit the scale. 

Their bout is scheduled at a catchweight of 69kg, which Allen hit squarely but Madge over shot by 650 grams. Madge declined to cut further and has instead taken a financial penalty. 

“Let’s get it on,” said Allen in a quick post weigh-in interview. “This is going to be explosive.” 

Tomorrow’s event marks the milestone return of world Muay Thai, K1 and Chinese MMA champion Irshaad Sayed. Sayed left Cape Town, the city of his birth, at the age of 17 for Thailand. Tomorrow night he fights MMA (against Charlie Weyer) for the first time in front of his family and friends. 

His local fans showed their support by cheering him on when he hit the scale, and his opponent. 

Heavyweight ground specialist Brendon Groenewald was all smiles when squaring off with his African heavyweight boxing champion opponent Elvis ‘The Bomber’ Moyo, both men tipping the scales at over 110kg. 

The event had its share of controversy. Local favourite Regis Muyambo encountered an intense challenge from opponent and multiple SA wrestling champion Igeu Kabesa during their face off, one which saw them separated by EFC president Cairo Howarth, and had Muyambo warning Kabesa to watch himself tomorrow night. 

As always Sibusiso Mdoko made a huge splash with his ever present pre-fight shades, making a meal of facing off against former teammate and lethal kickboxer from the DRC, Alain Ilunga

The face-off between heavyweight and fellow DRC born men Ricky ‘The Apocalypse’ Misholas and‘Knife’ Didier was a huge affair. Misholas challenged the debutant hard, both men clashing heads before being separated. 

EFC AFRICA 30 Weigh-in results were as follows:

Bout 1 : Featherweight bout

Sindile Manengela 66.75kg

Nathan Fredericks 65.05kg

Bout 2 : Lightweight bout

Tshilomba Mulumba 68.90kg

Anthony Mailer 68.80kg

Bout 3 : Light heavyweight bout

Champion Dalcha 90.00kg

Roelof Scheepers 92.60kg

Bout 4 : Welterweight bout

Shaun de Lange 76.80kg

Saxon Delafield 76.05kg

Bout 5 : Heavyweight bout

Knife Didier-Kilola 103.70kg

Ricky Misholas 107.75kg

Bout 6 : Lightweight bout

Alain Ilunga 69.50kg

Sibusiso Mdoko 69.95kg

Bout 7 : Welterweight bout

Bruno Mukulu 76.05kg

Gordon Roodman 76.95kg

Bout 8 : Lightweight bout

Regis Muyambo 70.00kg

Igeu Kabesa 69.75kg

Bout 9 : Welterweight bout

David Buirski 76.75kg

Marcel Teniers 76.45kg

Bout 10 : Heavyweight bout

Elvis Moyo 117.45kg

Brendon Groenewald 110.65kg

Bout 11 : Bantamweight bout

Charlie Weyer 60.75kg

Irshaad Sayed 60.85kg

Bout 12 : Catchweight bout at 69kg

Boyd Allen 69.00kg

Don Madge 69.65kg (Madge competes with a financial penalty)

About Guy Lazarus

I am a South African Nak Mauy with a keen interest in MMA and combat sports in general. I run to give the world of fighting a South African Nak Muay's perspective. I have been competing in Martial Arts since the age of 7 with some success having come 3rd at IFMA World Championships and have my provincial colours for Judo. One day I will grow up and relinquish my dream of being world champion, but not yet...

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