Media Release: Carnival City / EFC37 / 21 Feb

Carnival City hosts first EFC fight night for 2015



Nail-biting action awaits EFC fans on Saturday, 21 February 2015 when the final reckoning takes place between lightweight champion Leon ‘Iron Lion’ Mynhardt and former champion Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena. They have fought twice before, and both occasions a controversial win was given to Mynhardt. This time Madge promises to win with a finish.

EFC 37 includes seven action-packed preliminary bouts as well as the first-ever bout in the EFC Women’s Division. Perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated bouts of EFC 37 is the welterweight bout between grappling phenomenon and current two-time EFC welterweight champion, Adam Speechly, as he defends his title against the striking specialist David Buirski.

In this the first EFC fight night for 2015, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-star, Darren Daniel, also returns to the Hexagon to clash with hometown favorite JP Kruger, while Madiba faces M. Buirski. Gorimbo and Cheboub top off the main card at EFC 37.

‘We are thrilled to play host to the first EFC fight night of 2015. The question we understand that is on everybody’s lips is ‘will this be the night that the welterweight curse will be broken?’’ Do not miss EFC37 in February to find out,” says Michelle Smith, the Marketing Manager at Carnival City.


EFC, the Extreme Fighting Championship, is the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation on the African continent. Over 100 of the world’s toughest MMA athletes are exclusively contracted to EFC to showcase their skills in front of thousands of fans in sold-out arenas.
With ten new events per year, each hosting at least 12 explosive bouts, EFC is a sports entertainment phenomenon which has captured the attention of passionate and loyal fans throughout Africa and the world.


The doors to Carnival City’s Big Top Arena open at 16h15, with the preliminary bouts kicking off at 16h45.

The main card bouts start at 20h00.

Tickets range in price, starting at R225 per person.

The ticket cost includes an Event Guide, Fight Card and information valued at R50. VIP ticket holders enjoy access to the VIP Bars and Smoking Lounge.

For more information visit or phone 011 898 7000.

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