Other sport 16.8.2017 09:28 am

Yannick Bahati has SA fighting fans’ blood boiling

Private security has been arranged for the Englishman before EFC62 because of how local fans have been angered by his behaviour.

The bad blood between Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) middleweight champion Yannick Bahati and South Africa will reach boiling point at EFC62 at Carnival City on Saturday night.

Yannick Bahati has SA fighting fans’ blood boiling
Yannick Bahati has SA fighting fans’ blood boiling

Yannick Bahati has SA fighting fans’ blood boiling

Private security has been arranged for the Englishman before EFC62 because of how local fans have been angered by his behaviour.

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