Austin Looks To Win Gold At EFC 65
The light heavyweight championship is the goal for Stuart Austin, as he heads to Johannesburg on November 4th for EFC 65.
Austin, who has fought mainly at heavyweight in his career, will be making his second fight at light heavyweight on November 4th and feels that this division is better suited for him. Austin is comfortable at the 205 weight limit, and feels that even though he is one of the bigger fighters in the division, his conditioning and endurance will be something that his opponent and current EFC light heavyweight champion, Dalcha Lungiambula won’t be able to stop.
A native of the United Kingdom, Austin isn’t averse to fighting outside of his comfort zone, as this is his fifth fight away from home. Yet, traveling to a new country, especially fighting in Johannesburg brings challenges of their own.
“You will have to find different places to eat and drink (important for making weight) as it will usually mean you cannot cook or prep your own food as much.”
“Another factor in Johannesburg is the altitude, the air here is much harder for sea level athletes to breath and it can take more than a week for physical adaptations to occur.”
Austin is more than confident that he will walk out of Carnival City with the title, mainly because unlike Dalcha’s last opponent, Alan Baudot, Austin isn’t taking the champion lightly.
” He expected Dalcha to fall over and was not prepared for someone that actually fights back. This will not be a factor in my fight.”
Another U.K fighter on the November 4th card is Gavin “Big Tasty” Hughes. Hughes walks into the cage at an impressive 8-0 as a pro and makes his EFC debut on November 4th.
Hughes will be taking on Deon Brunning, who has appeared inside the cage for EFC on two separate occasions, at EFC 58 and 63, both times coming away the winner.
Hughes comes to Carnival City with massive support from the Titanium Gym Liverpool, where Hughes not only trains but also teaches children mixed martial arts. At his gym, Hughes is considered a leader and teacher inside and outside the cage.
Joe, who runs the Titanium MMA Instagram page called Hughes not only a great new father, but a “warrior gentleman,” who is knowledge and demeanor make him beloved by all who walk through Titanium’s doors.