Though it was released on Facebook that Henning would be defending his title against Jaydee Van Der Merwe, Warren King will be the one to step up against the champion.
” Jaydee has travel commitments and won’t be able to compete. Warren lost his shot against Frenchie due to a back injury and has been waiting patiently to get another opportunity. He was over the moon when I told him and I can assure you that the fans are in for a great technical fight between two of SA’s best featherweights. ” – Fightstar MatchMaker, Grant Oliff
Tjaart Henning defeated Mamoudou “Frenchie” Toure to win the Featherweight title at FightStar 7 after Warren King was forced out of the fight against “Frenchie” due to a severe back injury sustained in his training camp only two weeks before the fight. Now, fully recovered, King looks to take what he believes is rightfully his.
“ I have a lot of respect for Tjaart, especially because he stepped up to the plate when I withdrew from the fight with Frenchie. Tjaart is a tough customer but I’m confident in my abilities as a Mixed Martial Arts athlete and I know that I will walk away with the title on the 25th October.”
FightStar 9 is scheduled for the 25th of October and already there is excitement around the event. With many of South Africa’s top amateurs announcing the commencement of their training camps across social media, only time will tell what sort of fight card we can expect this time around.
” The Fightstar Promotion is growing from strength to strength. Already rated as the most exciting amateur MMA show on the African continent. The level of amateur MMA in SA has grown i leaps and bounds. Our amateur fighters are now starting to realize that the competition is tough and in order to succeed and one day fight at a pro level, they need skills and discipline. Fightstar gives these fighters the platform to build themselves a brand as a fighter, so by the time they reach the EFC pro ranks, they have built a solid foundation. With titles on the line, Fightstar 9 promises to be the most explosive show to date. ” – Fightstar President, Pietro Cignoli
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