Less than two weeks to EFC AFRICA 12; Find out how to watch Africa’s best MMA event

Written by: Eddie Goldman
2012-02-23
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From EFC AFRICA:

EFC AFRICA Middleweight Championship

GARRETH MCLELLAN vs. JEREMY SMITH

Plus

WESLEY HAWKEY vs. DENZIL WAIT

DINO BAGATTIN vs. MICHIEL OPPERMAN

SEAN ROBINSON vs. TUMELO MAPHUTHA

DONAVIN HAWKEY vs. DANIE VAN HEERDEN

PETE MOTAUNG vs. JP KRUGER

PAUL KIETZMANN vs. RICKY MISHOLAS

DONALD NZIRAWA vs. BOYD ALLEN

RYAN VAN NIEKERK vs. STEVEN MOMAH

WADE HENDERSON vs. JOSH MULLER

KOBA IAKOBIDZE vs. GARETH BUIRSKI

FRANCOIS GROENEWALD vs. DINO BERTOLIS

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Africa’s biggest and best mixed martial arts showis back in less than two weeks! On Friday 2 March, the Carnival City Big TopArena will erupt with excitement as EFC AFRICA 12 pits the continent’s finestwarriors against each other. The main event of the evening sees Jeremy‘Pitbull’ Smith challenge reigning champion Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan forthe EFC AFRICA middleweight title. 11 more hard-hitting bouts await in thisrevolutionary combat sport event!

How to watch EFC AFRICA 12:

• Live event – all 12 bouts: Carnival City’s Big Top Arena provides a superbowlexperience straight out of Vegas, with unparalleled view, sound, lighting andatmosphere. In 2011, the Big Top Arena was voted best venue by fans! Ticketsfor the live event are still available at Computicket www.computicket.com.Doors open at 6pm, first fight starts at 7pm. First interval after fight four(van Niekerk vs Momah), event resumes at 20:45. Second interval after fighteight (Donavin Hawkey vs Danie van Heerden), event resumes at 22:30 for finalfour main card bouts.

• Nu Metro – all 12 bouts: For an unmatched larger than life audio-visualexperience, look no further than EFC AFRICA’s live nationwide broadcast to NuMetro cinemas. See the action as it happens at Hyde Park, Bedford Centre, TheGlen, Canal Walk, V&A Waterfront, Pavilion, Menlyn Park, Loch Logan,Riverside, Klerksdorp, Walmer Park, Montecasino, Clearwater Mall, BrightwaterCommons, Boardwalk, Grandwest, Emperors Palace, Hatfield Plaza, N1 City, NorthPark Mall, Worcester, Benoni Lakeside Mall and Galleria.
Live broadcast starts at 7pm. First interval after fight four (van Niekerk vsMomah), event resumes at 20:45. Second interval after fight eight (DonavinHawkey vs Danie van Heerden), event resumes at 22:30 for final four main cardbouts.

• Online pay-per-view – all 12 bouts: All the action of Africa’s biggest MMAevent is just a click away at http://www.efcafrica.com/events/efc12/efc_africa_pay_per_view.php
View EFC AFRICA 12’s first two undercard fights at no charge, then purchase theremaining six undercard fights for R95, and four main card fights for R125, orpurchase the entire undercard and main card combined for R195. Once purchased,fights can be viewed as many times as you like within 24 hours. Fights will beavailable for purchase before, during and after the event takes place.

e.tv – 4 main card bouts: For thefirst time ever on e.tv, MMA will bebroadcast live! e.tv will broadcastall four main card bouts live from 22:30. Simply tune in to e.tv from any of the 49 countries thatreceive e.tv and see Africa’s finestgo to war!

Weigh-in for EFC AFRICA 12 takes place on Thursday 1 March from 2pm at theCarnival City Mardi Gras Theatre. Once again, weigh-in is open to the publicand free drinks and snacks will be served. Come down to support your favouriteathletes and add to the electric atmosphere! Prizes will also be awarded toclubs that bring the most supporters. Weigh-in will be streamed live for freeat http://www.efcafrica.com/events/efc12/efc_africa_weigh-in.php

EFC AFRICA 12 takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 2 March.Tickets on sale now at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast toNu Metro Cinemas available at www.numetro.co.za.More information available at efcafrica.com

About EFC AFRICA™ – The Extreme Fighting Championship™
Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, EFC AFRICA™ now produces 8 liveMixed Martial Arts (MMA) events annually, all hosted on the African continent.With over 80 athletes exclusively signed to the promotion from across thecontinent (from Angola, DRC, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and more), EFC AFRICAis the biggest MMA promotion and showcases the toughest athletes on thecontinent.

EFC AFRICA™ events are broadcast live in 49 countries on e.tv, Africa's largest English TV channel, to millions ofviewers across the continent. Furthermore, EFC AFRICA™ programming is broadcastacross the African continent on FX, part of the Fox International Channelsnetwork. 2 back-to-back hour long episodes featuring bouts from past EFC AFRICAevents air every Friday night on FX, which is available in South Africa onTopTV. As well as the live internet broadcast on EFCAFRICA.com watched byviewers around the world, the events are also broadcast live to Nu Metrocinemas across South Africa giving thousands of additional MMA fans a largerthan life event experience.

EFC AFRICA™ also boasts a powerful international presence with bouts and promovideos from the latest events being covered heavily by local and topinternational MMA and mainstream sports, entertainment and news media.EFCAFRICA.com, the official website, receives unprecedented unique visitornumbers for an African sports organisation and EFC AFRICA also has a massiveand rapidly growing Twitter and Facebook following, proving once again that EFCAFRICA is the fastest growing sports brand in Africa.