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  • 2 months ago
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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes has returned to TV – but as a hunter rather than a fighter.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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South Africa doesn't allow boxers to compete in MMA, and one of the top fighters from the country in Irshaad Sayed reacts to the news. "Professional boxers are not allowed to be involved in mixed martial arts", said Loyiso Mtya, of the South African boxing commission, when he banned a regional champ from returning to 'the sweet science' after having 3 bouts at the country's top MMA organization, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). Irshaad Sayed is a two-sport athlete having claimed titles in bo read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Elvis Moyo, the World Boxing Federation All Africa heavyweight champion will no longer be allowed to box in South Africa after the country’s athletic commission discovered he also competes in mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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In the replays, you can see the black armbands. If only those things were acknowledging a dead promotion, instead of a dead fighter. On Thursday, EFC Africa chose to honor Booto Guylain by having its fighters wear those armbands. Guylain passed away March 5 because of injuries he suffered in the cage at EFC Africa 27, the event that directly preceded Thursday's EFC 28. The armbands were a nice gesture to Guylain's memory. You know what would have been an even nicer gesture? Making some kind of c read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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One man's awful stoppage is another man's awesome fight. The EFC Africa 28 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Thursday night (March 28, 2014) inside the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivered an "epic" night of "high-octane African MMA." That's according to promotion president Cairo Howarth. In addition, Howarth thought the heavyweight slugfest between Christophe Walravens and Bernardo Mikixi was "awesome," despite the fact that "The Black Panther" was repeate read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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In the replays, you can see the black armbands. If only those things were acknowledging a dead promotion, instead of a dead fighter. On Thursday, EFC Africa chose to honor Booto Guylain by having its fighters wear those armbands. Guylain passed away March 5 because of injuries he suffered in the cage at EFC Africa 27, the event that directly preceded Thursday's EFC 28. The armbands were a nice gesture to Guylain's memory. You know what would have been an even nicer gesture? Making some kind of c read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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An unbelievably incompetent and extremely dangerous stoppage occurred at EFC Africa 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier today. Just three weeks ago, Extreme Fighting Championship, the premier MMA organization in Africa, had one of its fighters succumb to injuries sustained on their February 27th show in Johannesburg. Booto Guylain, aged 29, passed away on March 5th after he was hospitalized for swelling and bleeding on the brain following a 3rd round TKO loss to Keron Davies. Today's EFC Af read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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South African middleweight Booto Guylain died tragically this week after succumbing to injuries sustained in his EFC Africa 27 bout with Keron Davies, which took place last Thursday. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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South African mixed martial artist Booto Guylain has died due to injuries suffered in a Feb. 27 bout under the Extreme Fighting Championship Africa banner. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Two-time Extreme Fighting Championship Africa veteran Booto Guylain has died as a result of injuries suffered in a Feb. 27 bout under the South African-based promotion’s banner.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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No fighter on the African continent has made a bigger impact than Ruan “Fangzz” Potts, who makes his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 40 against Soa Palelei in May. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Bellator MMA may not have signed Gilbert Melendez, but the promotion continues to expand its global reach. read news >>

  • a year ago
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FIGHT! Magazine’s nomadic journalist T.R. Foley follows his passion for wrestling to the center of Africa and into the sand pits of Chad... read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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South African Ruan Potts has always understood the need to protect his teeth. As a young man growing up in Cape Town, he butted heads with players on the field while playing rugby. He also participated in Judo, twice winning national competitions. He would eventually take up MMA while living in the U.K. and train alongside future UFC fighters John Hathaway in Brighton. He then found his way to the Wolfslair gym in Liverpool after striking up a friendship with Cheick Kongo. read news >>

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