EFC 58: Mazany vs. Madge Preview
At EFC 58, lightweight champion Dave Mazany of the United States takes on South African former champion Don Madge. The matchup has been highly anticipated for some time, as it was initially scheduled to go down last year before Madge was forced out due to an injury.
Mazany and Madge present the most exciting matchup possible in the South African promotion’s lightweight division. Madge, the former champion set on regaining his title, is the hometown favorite. But Mazany has proven that he has no intentions on losing his belt anytime soon, and the fight will be sure to create fireworks given the exciting styles and willpower of each man.
When Madge pulled out of their original fight on ten days notice, Mazany instead faced another former champion hungry to regain his title, Leon Mynhardt. In that fight Mazany showed why he deserves the belt, stopping Mynhardt in a gritty back-and-forth battle.
Madge hopes to do what Mynhardt couldn’t and prove that he has the firepower to stop the durable and dangerous current champion.
The fight takes place at the Grandwest in Cape Town, South Africa. The crowd will likely be on Madge’s side, but he’ll need more than that to take out Mazany.
To check out exactly why this lightweight title fight means so much to both men, check out the EFC 58: Mazany vs. Madge Countdown show: