On Saturday, the EFC returns to Carnival City and the Mardi Gras Theater for not only EFC 80, but the finale of their TF2 competition series.
In the main event, the two head coaches of TF2, Garret McLellan and Brendan Lesar will battle for the interim EFC middleweight title.
Lesar, undefeated in the EFC Hexagon since winning the first season of The Fighter takes on McLellan who after a time inside the UFC’s octagon looks to reclaim the title he never lost.
“This is where I began and where I want to end my career,” stated McLellan. He added, “I have travelled and fought in many places. There is nowhere like South Africa when the crowd gets pumping.”
“I have been around for about 50 EFC events at Carnival City. I am going to enjoy the moment. Tomorrow night will be the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears!” stated Lesar on Friday.
Prior to the two coaches battling for the title, Manon Fiorot and Mellony Geugies will battle in the TF2 finale, as both women look to remain on the EFC roster and earn their way to a title shot.
“I know her and I know exactly what I have to do in the fight. I am very proud to be fighting in EFC,” stated Fiorot in her native French.
“I didn’t train that much with her, so it doesn’t matter. My camp was great,” responded Geugjes when asked about her opponent.
Also on the Carnival City card, the Welterweight Grand Prix sees Conrad Seabi and Luke Michael battling not only to move on in the tournament, but EFC welterweight champion Themba Gorimbo awaiting them on the other side.