America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel, has signed a North American programming deal which shall include the live broadcasting rights to all 2012-2013 EFC AFRICA (“EFC”) mixed martial arts events, with EFC AFRICA 15 from Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa, this Friday July 27 at 4:40 p.m. (ET).

The action starts at 4:40 p.m. (ET) on FIGHT NOW TV and the event will also be airing to other fans live online on Ustream.TV for a special price of $7.95. Select markets may be subject to blackout.

EFC Africa 15 will feature a light heavyweight title bout between Norman “Chef” Wessels and JP “The Bill” Joubert with Wessels being versed in muay thai and grappling with Joubert being versed in kickboxing.

Mike Garrow GM and co-founder of FIGHT NOW TV commented on the deal:

“MMA is exploding around the world and EFC AFRICA is a prime example of the global reach this sport is achieving. This deal with EFC AFRICA further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering diversified top notch live programming from all corners of the globe to our viewers. We are very excited to be the home for all EFC AFRICA live events and we are confident viewers will truly enjoy the action EFC delivers.”

The EFC 15 fight card is below:


  • Andrew “One Gear” Van Zyl (7-1) vs. Mohamed Abdul “The Hulk” Karim (5-3)

Light Heavyweights

  • Norman “Chef” Wessels (5-2) vs. JP “The Bull” Joubert (3-2) (EFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
  • Raymond “Raymonchoo” Abana (4-4) vs. Jason “JMC” Culverwell (1-0)
  • Lance Ceronio (4-3) vs. Mahmoud “Steel Man” Salama (5-1)


  • Garreth “Soldier Boy” McClellan (7-2) vs. Armand De Bruyn (3-1)
  • Chet “The Threat” Meyer (5-1) vs. Donovan “Bam Bamz” Hawkey (20-8)
  • Liam Cleland (3-2) vs. TumeloMaphitha (3-2)


  • Tyron “The Rush” Rightford (3-0) vs. Darren “Double D” Daniel (5-1)
  • Dino “The Lion” Bagattin (9-2) vs. Martin “The Punisher” Van Staden (18-6)


  • Leon “Iron Lion” Mynhardt (10-5) vs. Alex “Professor” Cheboub (9-5)


  • Boyd Allen (5-2) vs. Alain “Commander” Ilunga (2-0)
  • Johannes Coenraad “JC” Lamprecht (0-0) vs. Hector “The Enforcer” Britti (3-1)

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