Chaos Almost Reigns At EFC 82 Weigh-In

On Friday morning all 20 competitors facing off at EFC 82 on September 28th took to the scale in Johannesburg.

Not all fighters were on weight though, as EFC welterweight title contender Luke Michael was over the 170-pound welterweight limit by half a pound.

Michael is facing off against rival and former teammate Themba Gorimbo in the finals of the EFC Welterweight Grand Prix.

“Tomorrow I will be smart, quick and ruthless. I want to kill him!”, responded Gorimbo said following the weigh-ins

“I am incredibly ready for tomorrow. Expect fireworks, my journey got me to this point and tomorrow I will take EFC gold!”, Michael claimed before taking the scale, as he will no longer be able to win the title if he defeats Gorimbo on Saturday.

If Michael is able to defeat Gorimbo, he will be given the title of the number-one contender, and have the opportunity to face Gormibo one-more time for the title.

The official EFC 82 weigh-in results are as follows:

Welterweight Title Fight
Luke Michael 170,5lbs*
Themba Gorimbo 169,9lbs

Light Heavyweight Title Fight
Simon Biyong 203,9lbs
Quinton Rossouw 204,6lbs

Tumisang Madiba 137,2lbs*
Luthando Biko 135lbs

Light heavyweight
Zaakir Badat 198,3lbs
Stefan Pretorius 199lbs

Pietie Coxen 169,2lbs
Dino Bagattin 170lbs

August Kayambala 152lbs
Sizwe Mnikathi 155lbs

Orlando Machaba 143,4lbs
Roevan de Beer 144,5

Themba Mkhize 131,4lbs
Roevan de Beer 134,7lbs

Tommy Strydom 145lbs
Warren Richards 145lbs

Juan Bezuidenhout 263,1lbs
Simon Harle 262,4lbs




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