Durban’s Hassan to battle Octavio

2017-10-10 06:01
Photo: suppliedJosemar ‘Black Ninja’ Octavio in action.

Photo: suppliedJosemar ‘Black Ninja’ Octavio in action.

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SIBAYA Casino and Entertainment Kingdom provides the battleground for EFC 64 on October 7, when Durban’s Yusuf Hassan faces Angola’s Josemar “Black Ninja” Octavio in the opening fight on the five-fight main card. 

Hassan is amped to make his mark on home ground — the birthplace of African MMA.
Fighting out of the notorious GBH gym, he will fly the fighting flag of the Hassan family high and fresh from a quick first-round submission, the grappler will want to repeat history.

Octavio fights out of Team Elite in Luanda, Angola, and lives up to his alias of “Black Ninja” with accurate and powerful Muay Thai skills.
At his last showing, after a barrage of strikes he submitted Hassan’s younger team-mate.
Octavio wants to put his stamp on the flyweight division, at the same time putting his name forward as a serious contender. He will be after another quick finish to accomplish that goal.

EFC 64: Hawkey vs Cucciniello is presented by and takes place on October 7 at Sibaya Sun Park in Durban. Tickets are on sale soon at and the five main card bouts will be broadcast live on (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 at 9 pm (CAT). Full broadcast details available on

EFC events are broadcast live in over 120 countries around the world on numerous television networks in multiple languages. EFC programming is available weekly in 600-plus million TV households worldwide, making it one of the most recognisable MMA brands on the planet. 

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