Van Staden-Cummins On-Weight For EFC 77

One day before their return to the Sun Arena in Pretoria, all 22 fighters competing at EFC 77 would take to the scales.

In the main event, former lightweight champion Martin Van Staden looks to reclaim his title against Joe Cummins in a battle for the vacant crown, while the heavyweight champion Jared Vanderaa looks to retain against Ricky Misholas.

“There are levels to this, and I’m going to show that,” Van Staden said after hitting a perfect 154lbs lightweight mark. “I’m excited, there’s going to be fireworks… I will win by KO tomorrow night.”

England’s Cummins is no less motivated. A hugely successful coach for the last decade, he has finally thrown his lot fully into the role of fighter, and seeks validation for his commitment.

“This is my first fight training full time,” said the the Cummins, who landed at 154.2lbs. “If they were worried about me then, they need to worry about me now!”

The official EFC 77 weigh-in results are as follows:

Fight 1: Featherweight
Ali Kalambay 141.3lbs
Stephan De La Ray 144.7lbs

Fight 2: Lightweight
Benjamin Mangala 154lbs
Trezeugut Kanyinda 154.5lbs

Fight 3: Bantamweight
Orlando Machaba 135lbs
Asiashu Tshitamba 134.4lbs

Fight 4: Featherweight
Marcel Els 145lbs
Nerik Simoes 144.9lbs

Fight 5: Lightweight
Serge Kasanda 153.7lbs
Tumisang Madiba 151.8lbs

Fight 6: Featherweight
Pierre Botha 144.8lbs
Roedie Roets 145lbs

Fight 7: Middleweight
Gordon Roodman 188.3lbs
Justin Smith 184.6lbs

Fight 8: Welterweight
Lukasz Swirydowicz 168.9lbs
Alain Ilunga 168.7lbs

Fight 9: Light Heavyweight
Quinton Rossouw 201.9lbs
Shaw Dean 205lbs

Fight 10: Heavyweight Title Fight
Ricky Misholas 242.8lbs
Jared Vanderaa 263.4lbs

Fight 11: Lightweight Title Fight
Joe Cummins 154.2lbs
Martin Van Staden 154lbs

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