Sun City’s new Sun Park is the battleground for EFC 50 on Friday, 17 June 2016 when the headline bout will be the welterweight title fight between Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden and Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ du Plessis.
Rumors have been rife but it is now confirmed that the reigning champion, David Buirski has elected to vacate the welterweight title, leave the division, move up in weight class to compete as a middleweight, thus leaving the welterweight title vacant. His main reasons is that he does not want to face his teammate Dricus ‘Stillknocks’ du Plessis in competition. Now, it is the new generation taking on the old guard as Dricus du Plessis goes head-to-head with Martin van Staden for the vacant welterweight title.
Du Plessis is a man that many already consider to be the number one in the division. The young EFC star has been a formidable force since blasting onto the scene and is undefeated as a welterweight. He has stated many times that becoming EFC’s youngest champion is his ultimate goal and he is determined to make his dream a reality.
Martin van Staden was the last man to challenge for the coveted belt. After his thin split-decision defeat to Buirski, in their ‘Fight of the Night’ war, a rematch was on the cards, and as the bout was so close, it was almost a given that if Buirski refused to defend his title against his teammate, then the organisation would be left with no choice but to let ‘The Punisher’ once again have a crack at Buirski.
Andrew Irumba, the Marketing Manager at Sun City says it is a coup for Sun City to bring EFC to the North West for the first time: “Our promise is to deliver a diversity of world class entertainment experiences to our guests. EFC enjoys a considerable following and we are delighted to bring it close to home for North West province fans. With our iconic Entertainment Centre undergoing refurbishment, staging EFC 50 at our brand new Sun Park is an opportunity to showcase the versatility and calibre of facilities available at Sun City.”
This mega matchup and much more is set for the landmark EFC 50 event taking place at Sun City. Full fight card and more information at efcworldwide.com. Tickets are on sale soon at computicket.com, all the main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com starting 20:00 (CAT) and delayed live on e.tv after the 20:30 (CAT) movie.