ANDREW VAN ZYL
His nickname is ‘One Gear’ and he was undefeated in seven bouts when he challenged Ruan Potts for the heavyweight title for the first time in November 2011 (he was defeated via first round submission).
He then went on another winning tear and challenged Potts again for the title, claiming EFC gold via unanimous decision in a dominating five round war. He defended the belt successfully once against the dangerous striking of Sors Grobbelaar, but was beaten via submission in the trilogy bout with his rival Potts.
Van Zyl has once again rebuilt himself into the number one contender and will face Cape Town’s heavy-hitting BJJ specialist Brendon Groenewald in his fifth EFC title fight