Pretoria, South Africa – EFC 76 taking place at Time Square, Pretoria continues to escalate in magnitude with the addition of an exciting 145lbs fight between the undefeated Roedie Roets and Judo Blackbelt, Sindile Manengela. Set to take place on Saturday 8 December, this epic encounter headlines the prelim bouts ahead of a huge five-fight main card line-up.
Roets is born and bred in the small town of Polokwane, South Africa, the home of some of South Africa’s most elite wrestlers. Upon entering the professional MMA circuit, Roets moved to Johannesburg where he has been training under Richard Quan and has remained undefeated.
Hailing from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Manengela is an EFC veteran of over 9 fights inside the Hexagon. After a move to Team PESFA, under Chris Bright; he found his form and recently helped training partner, Luthando Biko, claim EFC gold. With an exciting 75% finish rate, Manengela pushes the pace, outworking his opponents and forcing mistakes.
The coastal hopeful, is out to replicate his teammate’s successes and to do it in an inspiring fashion, but a big win for Roets could see him right at the top of the division and knocking on the door for a title fight against fellow wrestler and current featherweight champion, Igeu Kabesa.
This battle takes place just ahead of the double title fight headliners featuring Italy’s Chiara Penco versus USA’s Cheyanne Vlismas and South Africa’s Ruan Potts versus USA’s Jared Vanderaa.
EFC 76 Time Square is presented by Betxchange.com, and takes place on Saturday 8 December live from Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria. Tickets are on sale at computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda), Kwese TV (Sub-Saharan Africa), SABC 3 (South Africa), DAZN (USA), TV 2 – Sports 1 (Norway), FIGHT SPORTS (Where available) & EFCworldwide.tv (Where available) starting at 21:30 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on efcworldwide.com.