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Get Ready for the Barebones MMA Championship in Cape Town!

The anticipation is reaching fever pitch as Cape Town gears up for the Barebones MMA Championship on July 13, 2024! This epic event will transform into a battleground for some of the most formidable mixed martial arts fighters from across the region. With tickets selling out fast, the excitement is palpable. Fans are eager to witness the raw, unfiltered combat that has made Barebones MMA a legendary name in the sport.

The Essence of MMA in South Africa 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has seen a meteoric rise in popularity in South Africa over the past decade. The country has become a hotbed for martial arts talent, producing world-class fighters who compete on international stages. South Africa’s unique blend of cultures and fighting styles has enriched the local MMA scene, making it one of the most dynamic in the world. From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to Boxing and Wrestling, South African fighters bring a diverse array of techniques to the octagon.

The Barebones MMA Experience 

Barebones MMA Debt Rescue 2Barebones MMA is celebrated for its raw, no-frills approach to the sport. The focus is solely on the fighters and their performances, creating an intense, unfiltered experience for the audience. The championship provides a platform for emerging talents to make their mark, while seasoned fighters demonstrate their skills. The atmosphere is electric, with every fight telling a unique story of struggle, strategy, and survival.

Introducing the stars! 

Youth Card: Rising Stars 

The Youth card features promising young athletes who have already made their mark at Nationals:

  • Jodi Van Der Walt – Elite MMA: Jodie will be attending Worlds this year. She has a background in kickboxing and made her MMA debut at Nationals, where she won gold.
  • Skyla Richert – Mecs Martial Arts: Skyla will also be attending Worlds. She has a background in Grappling, winning Gold in under 65kg and Silver in under 70kg at Nationals this year.
  • Dante Jones – Reps MMA: Dante attended Worlds last year and performed admirably, although he did not secure a podium finish. He has a notable record in Youth B MMA and Grappling, and has participated in several white-collar boxing fights this year.
  • Joshua Eitner – Reps MMA: With a background in Karate, Joshua made his MMA debut at Nationals, placing 4th in his division.

The rest of the Youth card is filled with young hopefuls planning to make a name for themselves.

Adult Card

 Main Event – Featherweight Title Match 

  • Iviwe Mphathiswa: Originally from Reps MMA in Cape Town, now fighting out of Pandamonium MMA in Gauteng. Iviwe has fought at Nationals several times, achieving Silver medal status. He also competed at the All African Championships in Namibia this year.
  • Ameer Ghamza: Representing Cape Town, Ameer has a fight record in both Boxing and MMA. He has been climbing the ranks over the last two years by fighting at every available event.

Title Eliminators


  • Phillip Cronje – Knockout Centre: Phillip has an extensive striking record in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. He fought well at Nationals this year but did not place.
  • Luqmaan Hartley – Infinity MMA: Making his MMA debut with a long record in Boxing. This matchup promises a striking affair.


  • Gideon Devasahayam – SBG: Supported by Luke Micheal from the Cape Town Performance Institute. Gideon has fought in MMA for the last three years with a strong Grappling background, competing at Nationals in 2023 and 2024.
  • Zaahir Abrahams – Fighters Inc.: With a background in MMA, Muay Thai, and Boxing, Zaahir aims to bring another title home to Fighters Inc. this year.

Fighters to Watch: Men’s Division 

barebones MMA Debt Rescue 5This year’s championship boasts an electrifying lineup of fighters, each bringing their unique skills and styles. Here’s a glimpse at some of the standout competitors you won’t want to miss:

  • Irfaan Mohammed vs. Burger Geldenhuys: A clash of titans that promises a thrilling bout.
  • Joshua Eitner vs. Charles Kitching: Expect fireworks in this matchup – it’s one for the books!
  • Zaakir Parker vs. Litha Madikiza: A battle of speed and strategy that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Micheal Attfield vs. Reuben Ganes: High-octane action is guaranteed with these two fighters.
  • Abbas Moerat vs. Johnathan Erasmus: Young, hungry fighters with unyielding determination.
  • Dante Jones vs. Damien Erasmus: Raw power and fierce competitive spirit in this explosive bout.
  • Phillip Cronje vs. Luqmaan Hartley: A matchup that promises nonstop action.
  • Zaahir Abrahams vs. Gideon Devasahayam: Known for their relentless pursuit of victory, this fight will be high-stakes.
  • Ameer Ghamza vs. Iviwe Mphalithswa: Precision vs. power – an unforgettable showdown.

Fighters to Watch: Ladies’ Division

The ladies’ division is set to showcase incredible talent and fierce competition, highlighting the strength and skill of female fighters in South Africa. Here are the standout competitors:

  • Aqeela Salie vs. Seryn Armstrong: This fight will be a true test of endurance and willpower.
  • Jodi Van Der Walt vs. Hannah Mohammed: Representing the next generation of fierce female fighters.
  • Skyla Richert vs. Saidi Alexa Walbrugh: Female fighters ready to showcase their skills and determination in the ring.


Lyndall Sandenbergh and Dave Venter (Elite MMA) are the organiser-cum-promoters of the Barebones MMA Championship.

Supporting the Fighters: Debt Rescue and Skuldhulp 

We, alongside Elite MMA, are proud sponsors of this event. Our support is essential in helping the fighters focus on delivering unforgettable performances.

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Whether you’re a die-hard MMA fan or new to the sport, the Barebones MMA Championship offers something for everyone. From high-stakes matchups to inspiring underdog stories, this event is more than just a fight night, it’s a celebration of athleticism, perseverance, and the fighting spirit. See you in Cape Town!

Event Details:

  • Date: July 13, 2024
  • Location: Cape Town
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