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EFC 104: Excitement Builds As Kabesa and Bembe Weigh in Ahead of Title Fight
- Igeu Kabesa is ready for his next title defence against Vince Bembe in the main event at EFC 104
- There was tension as Jeremie Tshibala and Christopher Matukane were separated at the weigh-in
- Tapiwa Katikati has promised that he will still be undefeated after his big fight with Cole Henning
It’s all systems go for EFC 104.
Africa’s premier MMA organisation will once again showcase a stacked card, headlined by the Featherweight title fight.
Champion, Igeu Kabesa will take on Vince Bembe in the main event, with the champ looking to defend his title again.
Speaking after the weigh-in for his title bout, the title-holder was confident that he would walk out of the Octagon still the champion, boldly stating Bembe didn’t bring anything new to the table.
While Kabesa made weight for the fight, Bembe did not and was given two hours after the weigh-in to fix that. If he doesn’t make the required weight, he will not be eligible to win the belt if he beats Smiley.
The main event isn’t the only action-packed bout to look out for. Cole 'The Hitman' Henning will face off against Tapiwa Katikati, a fighter who has finished all of his opponents in the Hexagon.
Speaking ahead of the bout, Katikati exclaimed that he would still be undefeated after his bout with Henning.
Submission specialist, Roevan de Beer will take on Cape Town’s Bheki Ngcobo, and Adrian Sanchez will battle Congo’s Glody Kanzeko - also on the main card.
The rest of EFC 104’s action also features fantastic fights, including a bout between Luke Hendrikz and Mpumelelo Mngoma.
Tension builds at EFC weigh-in
While many of the ers were focused on getting the business done on fight night, some fighters had to be separated at the weigh-in.
The Featherweight bout between debutants, Sibusiso Sovendle and Divin Bosomi, promises to be a good battle as both fighters had to be separated at the weigh-in.
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Things were even tenser between Jeremie Tshibala and Christopher Matukane, as both Middleweights refused to back down. Eventually, Matukane’s trainer had to step in between the fighters.
Igeu Kabesa vs Vince Bembe
Sports Brief also reported that Igeu Kabesa returns to the Hexagon, aiming to defend his Featherweight title again.
Smiley, an EFC veteran of 17 fight, is the number-one ranked Featherweight in the country and a dominant champ.
Having last fought in November 2022, beating Bradley Swanepoel in 33 seconds, Kabesa will defend versus Bembe.