Here’s your handy guide for tomorrow’s EFC Africa 11, streaming exclusively on MiddleEasy

We’re less than 24-hours away from utilizing the magic of alien technology, opening a portal to half-way across the world and watching live African MMA in real-time. Umberto Eco would probably admire our attempt at mastering mass-media, if he knew what MMA was. If you could travel in time, take someone from the 1830s and explain to him/her what you’re about to do tomorrow at 2pm EST/11am PST on, their respective brain cells would cower in the corners of their skull, afraid of what mankind has achieved in just under two centuries.

EFC Africa 11 will air tomorrow live on for everyone in North America, in Germany and in Greece. If you happen to reside in Africa, visit your local Nu Metro theatre to catch the event on the big screen or if you have an African IP address. Technically, if you reside in Africa and don’t have an African IP address when you connect to the internet, then I’ll have to wonder where you got that IP address from. Now that EFC has signed an exclusive deal with FOX, I believe you can watch the event on the FX network on television — however I’m prepared to be entirely wrong on my assumption.

In the main card of EFC Africa 11, we will see:

Unfortunately for this event, MiddleEasy will not carry the undercard fights so for the time being, the fights listed above (and below) are the only ones that matter November 10th 2011. That’s sort of rough for all the undercard fighters, but we still love you. Check out our brief breakdown of each fighter competing in the broadcast part of EFC Africa 11.

Heavyweight Championship Fight
Ruan Potts vs. Andrew van Zyl
  • Played rugby in school, broke a few records.
  • National judo champion.
  • Discovered MMA in England.
  • Trains at Wolfslair with Cheick Kongo and Tom Blackledge.
  • Now trains at African Top Team.
  • Full-time teacher in Johannesburg.
  • Also a Rugby coach.
  • Teaches ‘life orientation’ classes and takes his students on wild field trips.
Light Heavyweight Championship Fight
Costa Ioannou vs. Alex Cheboub
  • Never fought in amateur MMA.
  • One of MMA’s few Greek champions.
  • Undefeated and a title holder, but still a ‘diamond in the rough.’
  • Was bullied as a kid for having a giant, curly afro.
  • Introduced to martial arts by a Korean diplomat that lived across the street from him as a kid.
  • Has a degree in Microbiology and Genetics.
  • Worked as a scientist for a renewable energy company.
  • An avid ecological conservationist.
Jacques Joubert vs. Tyron Rightford
  • All of his wins have been finishes in the first round.
  • Nickname is ‘Law and Order.’
  • Has fought in EFC since their second event.
  • Is a member of Team Colosseum.
  • His last fight ended in 44 seconds by a TKO via knee.
  • Currently undefeated.
Nolan Swanepoel vs. Martin van Staden
  • He’s obsessed with growing and maintaining bonsai trees.
  • Named his newest trees ‘Nishiki’ and ‘Moonfire.’
  • Had a pet spider named ‘Anderson Silva.’
  • Ironically it died when Okami fought Silva at UFC 134.
  • Has been defeated twice in his professional career, and by the same person.
  • Has defeated all of his opponents in the first round.
  • Known for getting into bar fights when he was younger.
  • One club bouncer saw his potential, and invited him to train MMA with him.
  • The current EFC welterweight title holder, Dallas Jakobi, wants van Staden to win so he can avenge his loss.
Chett Meyer vs. Tumelo Maphutha
  • Has competed in EFC his entire MMA career.
  • Trains with Costa Ioannou, the EFC lightweight title holder.
  • Former professional hockey player.
  • Is known for his ‘Cro Cop like’ headkick.
  • Used to compete in EFC’s rival MMA organization, ‘Fight Force.’
  • Trains with fellow EFC fighter, Jacques Joubert.

Don’t forget to come back to MiddleEasy tomorrow (November 10th) 2pm EST/11am PST to watch EFC Africa 11 live. Yes!

Published on November 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm
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