The EFC 96 Weigh-Ins are complete and we have an incredible card ready to go tomorrow evening!
Only one fighter failed to make weight but with all athletes passing their medical examinations and being deemed fit to step into the Hex, the 11-bout explosive card is definitely on!
The weigh-in ceremony provided an opportunity for some of the fighters to meet their opponents face-to-face for the first time but, for the main card fighters this was the final stop before they step under the bright lights as they had previously faced-off at the Pre-Event Press Conference on Monday.
The women’s strawweight weigh-in between Jessica Mouneimne and Haidy Ahmed was already tense before the Egyptian debutante shoved her Capetonian opponent away, requiring security to step in to prevent any further premature hostilities.
Gian Souza and Nicholas Hwende, both now shooting for the interim 135lbs gold, were as intense and passionate in their final staredown before looking to push each other’s limits in the Hex tomorrow evening.
Flyweight Champion, Luthando Biko, exuded confidence and a calm demeanor as he took to the scale ready to be the first champion to successfully defend his title this year. On the other hand, Magno Alves took to the scale looking ready to throw down immediately as he watched the gold glimmer and dangle right before him.
With the weigh-in ceremony done and dusted with two titles on the line, all fighters are now truly fired-up and motivated to put on an evening of the best combat action on the African continent. EFC 96 is set tol kick off Thursday night action in explosive fashion!
Watch the EFC 96 weigh-ins here: EFC 96 WEIGH-IN
Official EFC 96 weigh-in results as follows.
EFC 96 MAIN CARD BOUTS | STARTING 19:00 CAT
FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT
Luthando Biko 124.9lbs (RSA) vs. Magno Alves 122.6lbs (BRA)
INTERIM BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CO-MAIN EVENT
Gian Souza 134.3lbs (BRA) vs. Nicholas Hwende 134.9lbs (ZIM)
WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT FIGHT
Jessica Mouneimne 115lbs (RSA) vs. Haidy Ahmed 115lbs (EGY)
Matunga Djikasa 242.5lbs (DRC) vs. Ivan Strydom 265lbs (RSA)
Bradley Swanepoel 145lbs (RSA) vs. Guide Moyo 145lbs (ZIM)
EFC 96 PRELIMS CARD BOUTS | STARTING 15:30 CAT
Stephan de la Rey 143lbs (RSA) vs. Demba Seck 145lbs (SEN)
Fafa Dwama 124.9lbs (DRC) vs. Dansheel Moodley 125lbs (RSA)
Dylan Swanepoel 145lbs (RSA) vs. Tshepo Majuba 145lbs (RSA)
Tapiwa Katikati 154.5lbs (ZIM) vs. Glody Kanzeko 149.2lbs (DRC)
Musa Sethwape 138.3lbs (RSA) vs. Nathaniel Komana 133.8lbs (RSA) – Sethwape failed to make weight
Mpumelelo Mngoma 122.6lbs (RSA) vs. Teboho Ntene 125lbs (RSA)