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EFC 48 – Share Your Predictions and WIN


EFC Worldwide is returning to Cape Town this Firday, 22 April 2016, and we cannot be more excited! It has been a while since we’ve been ringside at Grand West for some MMA action and word on the street is we can expect some roundhouse kicks with a good chance of raining elbows.

Because EFC 48 has such a strong Cape Town flavor on the fight card, we thought we’d make things interesting with a prediction challenge against Cape Town’s very own MyCityByNight – we always have a jol with the MCBN okes on fight nights and this is bound to put some extra flavor on the occasion.

As part of this prediction challenge, we’re also giving away double tickets to EFC 48 at Grand West – all you need to do is make some predictions and you could win a set of double tickets to EFC 48.


Groenewald vs Van Heerden – Heavyweight Title Fight

Brendan has been a personal favourite of mine since I started watching EFC and the fact that he is a Cape Town boy, puts even more pressure on me to back him.

This fight is for the vacant heavyweight title and we back Groenewald to beat van Heerden in a very tightly contested fight.

The Pundits’ Pick: Groenewald
MCBN’s Pick: Groenewald

Sayed vs Doyle – Bantamweight

With Pena refusing to defend his title in Cape Town, Sayed and Doyle now have a chance to win the interim Bantamweight title.

Sayed has never lost a fight in EFC and his explosive energy should be enough to beat the hard-hitting Doyle.

The Pundits’ Pick: Sayed
MCBN’s Pick:

Madge vs Chelin – Lightweight

Cape Town’s EFC poster boy is back in action – Madge has had some difficulty since losing his Lightweight title but he seems determined to come back stronger. If his social media feeds are anything to go by, Don’s been training hard and should be ready for this one!

Magic Man Madge will make the Mother City proud with a win over Chelin.

The Pundits’ Pick: Madge
MCBN’s Pick:

Hulme vs Kabanda – Welterweight

There’s a reason why Kabanda goes by the name of BLOCK – he is slightly shorter than Hulme with a shorter reach, but if he lands some punches with his strong boxing background, he should win this one with ease.

We back Block to make it 4 wins from 4 in his EFC career.

The Pundits’ Pick: Kabanda
MCBN’s Pick:

Mdoko vs Botha – Lightweight

Two fighters with the identical EFC record of 5-3-0, which should make for an interesting fight.

Mdoko does not like to leave fights to go all the way to judges’ decision and should see Botha off before it goes to that.

The Pundits’ Pick: Mdoko
MCBN’s Pick:

Mukulu vs Pretorius – Welterweight

Rounding off our predictions by once again backing the Cape Town fighter. Bruno Mukulu is the most experienced going into this one and his powerful punching might be too much for Pretorius to handle.

The Pundits’ Pick: Mukulu
MCBN’s Pick:

How Do I Win?

We want fans of The Pundits and MyCityByNight to join in on the action – by making some predictions of your own, you can win a set of double tickets to EFC 48 at Grand West Arena this coming Friday.

Here’s how you can enter:

  1. Post your fight predictions in the comment section below – we want to know who you think will win each of the fights as mentioned above.
  2. Tweet the following line: Predict and win double tickets to #EFC48 with @thePunditsSA & @MyCityByNight – click here: – #PUNDITSvsMCBN
  3. Go to our Facebook page (here) and share the competition post that has been pinned to our newsfeed.
  4. Remember to follow/like both The Pundits and MCBN on Facebook and Twitter – @thePunditsSA – @myCityByNight


Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday 21 April 2016.


Written for The Pundits by @thatWallace

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  1. Heavyweight bout – Groenewald
    Bantamweight bout – Sayed
    Lightweight – Madge
    Welterweight – Hulme
    Lightweight – Mdoko
    Welterweight – Mukulu

  2. Heavyweight bout – Groenewald
    Bantamweight bout – Sayed
    Lightweight – Madge
    Welterweight – Hulme
    Lightweight – Mdoko
    Welterweight – Mukulu

  3. This has to be one of the most anticipated EFC’s in a while, this is my most excited for EFC as many ‘prodigal’ Capetonian son’s make their return, Sayed / Madge not to mention the least, the buildup has been incredible leading up to Friday’s event, I am super amped to hopefully be part of this incredible Cape Town EFC leg.

    First things first:

    Heavyweight bout – Groenewald will be taking this one, I’ve lost some faith in van Heerden for some time, he’s fighting style and ability has really taken a knock, seems uninterested during most fights, just running out the clock, this time around, time won’t help.

    Bantamweight bout – Sayed, after being absent so long from EFC, this Muay Thai beast will look to cement his place in EFC once again, Doyle may just spring a few on him if he isn’t careful. Sayed is my pick.

    Lightweight – Madge, Madge Madge oh wonderful Don Madge! What a true ambassador for not only the sport, not only for Cape Town but in a whole, one of the originals in EFC, training up country and abroad has really upped his game, can’t see Madge losing this.

    Welterweight – Hulme, Definitely Hulme, what a brilliant technical fighter, calm and always composed. Block is unbeaten, and once he does land anything, it’ll definitely be lights out, top card this one.

    Lightweight – Mdoko, Botha must know that Mdoko finishes off anything that’s put infront of him, he’ll have to strategically fight well to get anything from this one, I’m with the boys from Pundits!

    Welterweight – Mukulu, Bruno the experienced always grinding Bruno, what an incredible fighter we have, Pretorius needs to handle with care.

    Really looking forward to EFC and hope I can snatch up a double ticket. Good Luck to ALL !

  4. Heavyweight bout – Groenewald
    Bantamweight bout – Sayed
    Lightweight – Madge
    Welterweight – Hulme
    Lightweight – Mdoko
    Welterweight – Mukulu

  5. Heavyweight bout – Groenewald
    Bantamweight bout – Sayed
    Lightweight – Madge
    Welterweight – Hulme
    Lightweight – Mdoko
    Welterweight – Pretorius

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