Author: Emjay

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With the South African National Championships less than a week away, I truly have to wonder about the state of the sport in South Africa and I think that IMMAF should be too. Looking at the recent fight cards of the few sanctioned Amateur promotions around Gauteng, namely Fightstars, EWC, RAW and GFC, highlights that […]

Reflecting on the first EFC event of 2019 and if I am to be brutally honest, EFC 77 did not deliver on what should have been a Fantastic Fight Night! Perhaps, being the first event of the year had something to do with it resulting in a Fight Card that promised way too much for […]

The build-up to EWC 11 over the past few weeks gave a hint to the fact that the EWC promotion had undergone a bit of a change. Firstly it was the new, cleaner look of their new logo. Next it was the fact that their fight-&-dine format of the past 2 events was no longer […]

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November 5, 2018

Ruckus EFC75

Building up to EFC75, I was rather skeptical about the the fight card with too many questions about what fans would be treated to, but to many people’s surprise, we witnessed a fantastic mix of fights and some MIND BLOWING KO’s! The opening 2 fights of the undercard delivered debutantesque performances until a certain Khulekani […]

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October 29, 2018

Ruckus EWC 9

It has been more than 6 months since EWC last put on a fight event and what a return the chaps at EWC made in their first event back on the local Amateur circuit. The fight card was littered with a host of debutants among the 15 fights and promised to finish off with a […]

Judging is still impacting negatively on athletes and their careers! Yet again we have a situation where the basics of the 10-point Must System have been disregarded. According to this System, judges should evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the cage, effective aggression and defense. I do not […]

Sun City remains a destination too far for many MMA fans as the traveling distance means that many have to “make-a-weekend” out of it which in the current economic climate makes it a nice-to-have and not a necessity. Speaking to many fans on the night, future fight cards at Sun City would need to be […]

No-one could have predicted that last night’s drizzle was to be the precursor to the farcical arrival of MMASA President Bertus Coetzee at the EWC weigh-ins. After many months and many personal discussions with commitments from the MMASA President that the organization was looking to be more consistent and fair in its dealings with the […]

With 2017 now well and truly consigned to the record books, here is my take on the South African MMA scene in 2017: 1) The International Onslaught Continues – if EFC was not already a serious player in the global MMA arena then this year they certainly left their mark with no fewer that 27 […]

Following on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the decision rendered on 25 May 2017 by the Independent Doping Hearing Panel, former EFC bantamweight champ Demarte Pena was declared ineligible to compete for a period of four years in June of this year. Added to that, all results obtained by Pena between 11 November […]


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