Igeu Kabesa (EFC Worldwide)

EFC 36: Igeu Kabesa vs. Barend Nienaber Video Preview

On Thursday, Dec. 11, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) will hold its 36th event from the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight, with champion Boyd Allen facing Wade Groth and defending his 145-pound strap for the first time.

Allen, who is undefeated in the EFC Hexagon, was riding an eight-fight winning-streak leading into his EFC 30 bout against Don Madge which saw the two fight to a split draw. On the back of that outing, Allen squared off against Barend Neinbar at EFC 32 with the vacant featherweight title on the line. Allen defeated Neinbar by submission in the second round to claim the vacant belt.


Groth, who started his career with EFC at EFC 9, is currently riding a three-fight winning-streak. The 25-year-old, who was out of action for all of 2013, scored a second-round knockout of Alex Cheboub in May before topping Peter Nyide in August to earn his shot at EFC gold.

The card also features a lightweight contest between Igeu Kabesa and Barend Nienaber.

Kabesa has been undefeated since making his debut at EFC 25 in November of 2013 and is currently three-for-three inside the Hexagon. His latest win was a TKO victory over fellow newcomer Regis Muyambo.

After suffering his lone career loss at the hands of current featherweight champion Boyd Allen, Nienaber will be looking to replicate the momentum he had prior to his EFC 32 bout. Previously, he was riding a three-fight winning-streak, with a win over crafty veteran Brendon Katz.

EFC 36 will air live on the promotion’s website via online pay-per-view for USD $24.99 with the prelims kicking off at 16:45 CAT.

Above is a preview of the lightweight bout between Kabesa and Nienaber.