EFC 61, Betting Preview


EFC 61 takes place at Sun City on Saturday the 8th of July and there are no fewer than 12 bouts for punters to bet on.


There are 4 events on the main card with joint top billing going to the bouts between Alan Baudot and Dalcha Lungiambula in the light heavyweight division and Andrew van Zyl vs. Wessel Mostert in the heavyweight division.


Andrew van Zyl vs. Wessel Mostert

Van Zyl aka “One Gear” is a 34-year-old known for his iron jaw. The defending heavyweight champion stands at 1.89m tall with a 199cm reach.  His pre-fight record is 17 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws (11 TKO/Kos, 3 submissions), all 3 losses have come by submission.  He fights out of Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg and is an all-round fighter capable of winning fights standing up and on the ground.

His opponent Wessel Mostert has the nickname “Wess Express” and at 28 years old is 6 years younger than his opponent. He stands 1.96m tall with a reach of 200cm.  His pre-fight record is 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws (3 TKO/Kos and 1 submission).  Mostert is a monster and is heavy-handed and has finished all of his fights early.  He fights out of Alberton, Johannesburg and if he is going to upset Van Zyl he will need to strike early.


Match Bettingclick here to bet

Van Zyl 7/20

Mostert 19/10


Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Alan Baudot

Dalcha has been struggling to find opponents but Baudot is prepared to go where others fail to tread.

Dalcha is the reigning light heavyweight champion and he has a record of 6 victories (3 submission, 1 TKO/KO and 2 by decision) and a single defeat by submission. He is 32 and fights out of Cape Town and is 178cm tall with a reach of 188cm. If he has a weakness it is that he sometimes misses opportunities to finish opponents off early.

Baudot is from France and on the face of it he has an impressive record with 6 1st round victories although it is hard to know how strong his opponents were. Known as “The Black Samourai” we don’t have a lot of information on the 29-year-old but the betting suggests he will battle to get the better of Dalcha.


Match Bettingclick here to bet

Dalcha 4/10

Baudot 17/10


Prices correct at time of posting but will change in the lead up to the match.


Suggested Bet: Van Zyl and Dalcha to win at 0.89/1

Both of these bouts have firm favourites in Van Zyl and Dalcha and I am confident that both of them will justify their position in the betting. If there is a concern it is that Baudot is something of an unknown factor but I would be surprised if Dalcha fails to deliver.


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