Two Title Fights Locked For EFC 78

On Friday morning, all 22 fighters competing at EFC 78 would take to the scale in Cape Town, South Africa, as two title matches headline EFC 78.

JP Buys and Luthando Biko headline in a battle of South Africa’s best  with the undisputed EFC bantamweight title on the line.

“This is my job, this is my lifestyle,” commented Buys. “Without fighting I don’t have anything else. We are going to punch each other hard, we are going to leave it all out there. My mentality is kill or be killed. I’m going in there to look to finish the fight.”

Biko was respectful towards the defending champion, but the memory of bringing home a title to his hometown following EFC 75, pushing him to become undisputed champion.

“When I brought the belt back home it was a special moment [after his victory over Callum Ellenor at EFC 75],” said Biko. “It brought me to tears. I am really excited to do it again. I expect to win the fight in any way, when the opportunity presents itself.”

The co-main event also sees championship action as flyweight champion, Nkazimulo Zulu, looks to end the undefeated streak of Jake Hadley.

“Zulu has been a champion for a long time,” Hadley told EFC commentator Cyrus Fees. “It’s my time. I’m a true mixed martial artist. I can knock him out and sub him out. We’ll see Saturday.”

“I don’t care who he is or where he comes from, it’s another piece of meat for me on the table,” replied the defending champion, Zulu. “He’s going to be sleeping, and I’ll be raising my hand.”

The official EFC 78 weigh-in results are as follows:

Bantamweight Title Fight
Luthando Biko 134.2lbs
JP Buys 133.9lbs

Flyweight Title Fight
Jake Hadley 124.9lbs
Nkazimulo Zulu 125lbs

Conrad Seabi 173.9lbs
Luke Michael 169.4lbs

Rodrique Kena 152.3lbs
Saxon Delafield 155lbs

Marcel Teniers 170lbs
Shaun De Lange 169.2lbs

Sindile Manengela 155lbs
Sizwe Mnikathi 154lbs

Imke-Marischca Kuikstra 120.5lbs
Paulwetu Namba 124.7lbs

Josemar Octavio 126lbs
Wade Kerspuy 124lbs

HP Van Staden 169lbs
Mutuale Basambombo 168.9lbs

Zaskir Badat 203.9lbs
Willem Smith 203.9lbs

Adrian Sanchez 154lbs
Christian Bobo 158lbs

 

 

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