EFC LAUNCHES WOMEN’S DIVISION
Inaugural fight, Varju vs. Eliasov, set for Saturday 21 February
Johannesburg (South Africa) – EFC is renowned for its rapid growth and launches forward into 2015 with the opening of a women’s division, with the first bout, Varju vs. Eliasov, scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 February at EFC 37 at Carnival City.
Women’s MMA has had a massive surge in global popularity in recent years, and the organization has now opened its doors to top female athletes from around the world.
Scheduled at flyweight, we will see Hungarian Zita Varju face-off against South African Danella Eliasov.
Varju fights out of Dudas gym in Budapest and has an extensive kickboxing history. Her opponent Eliasov is one of the most highly experienced female amateur MMA athletes in South Africa and will be making her professional debut in February. Known for her brilliant grappling and submission skills, we can expect fireworks when these two enter the Hexagon.
“Finally, the women are ready to take center stage,” said EFC president Cairo Howarth. “We have been seeing huge growth in the female division around the world and we can expect to see the very same explosive fights within EFC. This inaugural women’s bout is a really exciting addition to an already massive EFC fight card featuring two highly anticipated title fights.”
EFC 37: Mynhardt vs. Madge III, Speechly vs. Buirski is presented by BetXchange.com, and takes place at Carnival City, Johannesburg, on Saturday 21 February 2015. Tickets on sale soon atwww.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at www.sterkinekor.com. Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at efcworldwide.tv