Johannesburg, South Africa – EFC is set to make a massive return to form in just under 8 weeks time with its first event since the South African national lockdown, set for 8 May. Mega fights, groundbreaking revolutionary changes to MMA and more to be revealed over the next few days.
During the lockdown, EFC continued to sign additional broadcast deals with the most popular television channels across Africa, so although for the upcoming months EFC events won’t have fans in attendance in the actual arena, EFC partner brands and athletes will now get more value and promotion across the continent than ever before; with many millions more watching on TV.
Going forward there are over 30 of the largest TV channels in Africa that live EFC events and other EFC programming will be broadcast on. All heavily integrated with EFC partner branding and showcasing EFC athletes. In the next 12 months EFC will be one of the most-watched sport and entertainment properties in Africa, promoting partner brands and EFC athletes to tens of millions of viewers; joining the current millions of fans across the globe. EFC provides the best value TV marketing in Africa right now.
“We are excited about the future of EFC,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “With this massive new audience that we are gaining, our athletes are really eager to get back in action and compete for the top spot.” He added, “EFC has adapted to this situation, and will be producing the highest quality product.”
EFC will host the first live bouts at EFC 85 on 8 May 2021, with 7 further events planned over the remainder of the year.
EFC 2021 Schedule:
EFC 85: Sat, 8 May 2021
EFC 86: Sat, 12 June 2021
EFC 87: Sat, 3 July 2021
EFC 88: Sat, 14 August 2021
EFC 89: Sat, 11 September 2021
EFC 90: Sat, 9 October 2021
EFC 91: Sat, 6 November 2021
EFC 92: Sat, 4 December 2021
“Thanks so much to all our partners, athletes, coaches and the fans for all the support over the years.” Howarth concluded, “With more people watching sport on TV, now is the best time to capitalise on the platform and reach and the following that we have built over the years.”
Bout announcements coming soon.
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About EFC® – The Extreme Fighting Championship®
Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, EFC is a world-leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation. EFC produces 10 live events annually at sold-out arenas. With over 200 athletes exclusively contracted to the organisation, EFC showcases the greatest warriors on the planet.
EFC events are broadcast in over 120 countries around the world on numerous television networks in multiple languages. EFC programming is available weekly in 600+ million TV households globally, making it one of the most recognisable MMA brands in the world.
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