Now that EFC 99 has come and gone, all attention shifts to the monumental EFC 100 event taking place on Thursday, December 1st. The EFC remains the African continent’s biggest combat sports promotion and, as such, the centennial event is slated to be the region’s biggest event yet.
EFC had two Fight Night events, but the early December event will be the 100th numbered event for the promotion. To match the prestige of the event, three title fights have been confirmed as the headliners for the card. All the championship fights have interesting backstories to them and the EFC 100 stage will witness it all come to a head.
The EFC 100 card started being put together early and was meant to feature the crowning of a new women’s strawweight champion as Jessica Mouneimne clashed with Alice Ardelean but, due to an injury sustained by the former, that fight has been pushed back to early 2023. The card still remains intact with three title fights set to take place.
All roads lead to #EFC100
Three championship bouts in one historical night! 🔥
Live from the EFC Performance Institute in JHB, South Africa
🗓️ Thursday, 01 December 2022
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— EFC Worldwide (@EFCworldwide) November 7, 2022
Cole ‘The Hitman’ Henning was meant to challenge the EFC Lightweight Champion Joe Cummins at the event but, following Cummins not being able to compete at the event, Tshilumba ‘The Old Monkey’ Mikixi stepped in. With Cummins not being stripped of the 155lb gold, Henning and Mikixi will be contending for the interim championship of the division, with a possible unification fight taking place in 2023.
EFC Bantamweight Champion, Nicholas Hwende, has been itching to get back into the Hex following his climb to the top of the division. Hwende was set to make his first title defence against Nkazimulo ‘Zuluboy’ Zulu at EFC 99. The fight ended up being pushed back to EFC 100 following Zulu’s past injuries resurfacing and needing more time to recover.
The headliner of EFC 100 will be a tension-filled affair as the rematch between Luke ‘Young Gun’ Michael and Pupanga ‘Fireboy’ Tresor takes place. The pair’s first meeting took place at the EFC’s first event of the year, EFC 92, with the 185lb gold vacant. The fight was filled with controversy and, although Michael was adorned with the title, it was widely agreed that the rematch is inevitable and necessary as soon as possible. Now, following months of waiting and anticipating, that fight will take place.
There’s still over three weeks until EFC 100 takes place and the card will surely continue to stack up as the build-up continues. With those three title fights and two additional fights confirmed, this promises to be one of the biggest sports events offerings of the year from the African continent.
EFC 100 Fight Card
Luke Michael vs. Pupanga Tresor [EFC Middleweight Championship Fight]
Nicholas Hwende vs. Nkazimulo Zulu [EFC Bantamweight Championship Fight]
Cole Henning vs. Tshilumba Mikixi [EFC Interim Lightweight Championship Fight]
Chris Dove vs. Rodrique Kena [Lightweight Fight]
Billy Oosthuizen vs. Stephan de la Rey [Featherweight Fight]
EFC 100 takes place on Thursday, December 1st.
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