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EFC 72 Betting Preview and Predictions
Dave “Paintrain” Mazany is back in SA and will be taking on Van Staden in what promises to be an epic clash! We’re going to breakdown our EFC 72 picks in our EFC 72 Preview
Van Staden v Mazany
Van Staden returns to the hexagon after his epic win over Gavin Hughes in EFC 68. We fancied Hughes in that clash but Van Staden upped his game to a level we didn’t know he had, steam rolling Hughes in a 2nd round TKO. Mazany had a somewhat easier bout at EFC 68, taking on the aging Chris Bright. While Bright showed some decent form he was no match for the hard hitting American who won the fight quite comfortably.
This clash is interesting in the sense that both Mazany and Van Staden are solid strikers who have won a combined 7 of their last 8 fights by TKO strikes. We have Van Staden with a slight edge in the striking department but there is no doubt that Mazany can roll with the best of them and will land some good blows. We’re hoping for a good old school brawl in round 1 and then expecting them to alternate between the ground and striking in round 2. It’s hard to go against Mazany but Van Staden is riding a tsunami of confidence and should be able to halt the Pain Train.
Drotschie v Ebanks
The hometown lad, Drotschie will be looking to return to winning ways after a few disappointing EFC loses to Allison and Dalcha. The Juggernaut is a solid all round fighter who shows surprising quickness for someone his size. He won’t have it easy against Ebanks though, a fighter who is making his first EFC appearance. Ebanks favours the ground, which is where most of his wins come from. He’ll be looking to stifle Drotschie early and pound him in a drawn out grapple.
It’s going to be hard to predict how this fight will go down as we’ve admittedly not seem too much of Ebanks so it’s hard to compare him to a more well known Drotschie. The Englishman might have a few surprises in-store for Drotschie but we don’t see him getting the ground game that he wants. Expect Ebanks to come out hard going for an early submission while Drotschie will look to fight on his own terms and control the tempo. On paper we have Drotschie winning this one fairly comfortably, but paper and the hexagon are two different animals!
Jacobs v Madiba
Another local, Faeez Jacobs takes on EFC veteran Tumisang Madiba in what promises to be an entertaining encounter. Jacobs has shown much promise in recent fights where his striking and incredible reach have helped him pick up wins against Sebeko, Pheko and Fleming. His win over Sebeko was very unexpected but helped to cement him as a future contender. One area he has traditionally struggled in is grappling, however depending on how the fight goes, might have dodged a possible submission against Madiba, who like Jacobs, relies more on his striking than his floor work. That’s not to say one should scoff at what he is capable of on the floor.
Madiba is an EFC veteran who while being a great striker is also competent on the floor. These two will go blow for blow in what should be a long period of striking followed by what we expect to be a takedown attempt by Madiba. Jacobs should have the better of the two when it comes to striking but we’re not sure that will be enough against a competitor like Madiba. Madiba will be able to trade blows with Jacobs until he sees an opening to get him to the ground, at which point we expect the fight to be over.
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EFC 68 Betting Preview and Predictions
EFC 68 promises one of the best EFC Cards in recent memory! With bouts like Van Staden v Hughes, Mazany v Bright and Joshua v De Beer we should be in for a real treat in Cape Town. Check out all your EFC 68 Betting odds at World Sports Betting, your EFC bookmaker!
Van Standen v Hughes Preview
Knock out king Van Standen will be hoping that his killer blows will land him the lightweight title when he clashes with the undefeated Hughes. Hughes is coming off the back of a good European tour where he finds himself at 8-0 and looked unstoppable in his last EFC appearance. The hard hitting Brit will be reliant on his solid timing, power and takedowns to defeat Van Standen.
This is a great fight on paper as the two should really go blow for blow. The books are favouring Hughes at 7/10 while Van Standen is a shade over even money. This one should go down to the wire but Hughes form and recent record should see him through against Van Standen. We’ve backing the Brit to win at 7/10 with World Sports Betting
Mazany v Bright Preview
This fight would have been the draw card for any other EFC so we’re really lucky to have this one on the card along with the Van Standen v Hughes one. Dave Mazany has shown great tenacity and huge heart in his last few bouts, but will be up against it when he takes on the legendary Bright.
Bright has been out of the EFC for sometime, last competing in EFC 46 where he beat Speechly by split decision. All that time away does not bode well, regardless of how vigorous his training has been. Mazany on the other hand has been a constant fixture competing in 4 EFC’s during Brights absence.
With both fighters are very reliant on their ground and pound game this one will be hitting the mat early and will be a draining encounter. If Mazany can initiate a solid takedown then he stands a good chance of picking up the win. We don’t see Bright being able to keep up with Mazany, and the 13/20 on a Mazany win is very attractive. Take Mazany to win at 13/20 with World Sports Betting.
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