LAST FIGHTER STANDING COMES TO CAPE TOWN THIS JULY
New fight promotion and reality t.v show Last Fighter Standing (LFS) is heading for Cape Town on 9 July for the second round of its five legged elimination show. Coming off its riveting debut in Durban last month, LFS is promising a bigger and better show with lead presenter Michael Jai White’s arrival in South Africa.
Last Fighter Standing Western Cape (#LFSWC) will host the weigh in at Sunningdale Sports Complex on the 8th July, giving media and fight fans an opportunity to meet the stars of the reality show and will give them a taste of the action to come on 9 July at Sunningdale.
The Cape Town fight night will showcase an 8 – man and 4 – woman all fighting styles elimination tournament. Winners in each weight division will qualify for their share of 1 million rand in prize money at the South African Championships in October.
American actor and martial artist, Michael Jai White says he is looking forward to seeing the Cape Town fighters in action. As he told attendees at the Launch of LFS on the 1 June, “Martial arts has always played a huge role for me and it taught me the discipline I needed for all areas of my life,” he said. “I am very excited to celebrate this project with South Africans.”
Cape Town Fight card:
|Joshua Ronald Ignjatovic||Pride Fighting Academy|
|Cristiano De Jesus Ndombassy||Fighters Inc|
|Renamo Harris||West Coast Johan|
|Givan Majuber||Moses Joburg Momalodi|
|Thobo Chauke||Moses Joburg Momalobi|
|Okee Okende||Royal Moroccan Panther|
|Christiano Bobo||Fighters Inc|
|Reyaaz Ismail||Royal Moroccan Panther|
|Patrick Agundu||Royal Moroccan Panther|
|Sors Grobbelaar||Twin Brothers|
|Jeremy Scheepers||East London|
|Rozelle Mohammed||Young Guns PE|
|Princess Tladi||Johannesburg Momalodi|
|Mapula Shongwe||Johannesburg Momalodi|
The Fight Structure
With the 3 x 2 minute rounds, only 20 Seconds on the Ground fans are ensured more energetic fights and fighters are discouraged from using stalling tactics. An elimination structure rather than match making is the foundation of the event which is geared up for high impact non-stop action and maximizes spectator entertainment. The first of its kind hexagon shaped ring allows for better spectator visuals.
Last Fighter Standing Partnership with et.v
South Africa’s second largest broadcaster, e.tv has partnered with this new big budget Martial Arts and Combat Sport fights promotions company to broadcast a 12-part reality TV show as well as the finale being held on 15 October at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg which will be a two-hour live broadcast starting at 9:30pm.
South African Championship
2016 will culminate with the winners from the four qualifying city events facing off against each other in their particular weight divisions on 15 October where a winner in each division will be crowned the South African Champion.