If you follow mixed martial arts in Cape Town then you will know the history between local favourite Don ‘Magic Man’ Madge and former welterweight champion Jadyson Costa. They were once coach and student and then it all fell apart. Costa left the EFC after he lost to Martin Van Staden, but he is returning for EFC 52 at GrandWest Arena on Friday 05 August to fight none other than his old team mate Don Madge. It will no doubt be one of the most anticipated fights of the years and while it is the main event threst of the fight card is already looking great.
“Costa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt that learned how to strike with some of the best in the world. Winning the welterweight title in the process. He left EFC following a loss to Martin van Staden and returned home to his roots in Brazil. He has since moved to America and opened his own gym and has been hounding the matchmaker’s office to return to the EFC Hexagon and asking for the fight against Madge.
Madge is a former Muay Thai champion, that has competed on some of the biggest Muay Thai stages in the world against some of the best. Under Costa, Madge learned how to grapple, which helped lead him to claiming the EFC lightweight title. He has since moved to Fight Fit Militia in Johannesburg. Looking like a newly evolved athlete, Madge always brings an intensity to the arena that is rarely matched, especially in front of his home crowd in GrandWest.
The conflict between these two elite athletes is set to collide on 5 August in The Cape of Storms”
One the same night Dalcha will also be fighting Maphutha which another great matchup to look forward to.
More info at EFC Worldwide HERE.