Peter Queally set to face Martin van Staden for shot at EFC Welterweight belt


After winning his EFC debut back in November at EFC 35 against Francois Kabulu, Irishman Peter Queally’s next opponent inside the EFC cage will be Martin van Staden (14-7) and will be a number one contender bout to see who will challenge for the EFC welterweight title.

SBG Ireland’s Queally is 5-1 in his pro career and is undefeated since making the move to welterweight last year with wins over Kabulu who was riding a 5 fight win streak at the time and the previously undefeated Konrad Iwanowski.

EFC 38 will go down Saturday 4th April 2015 at Durban International Convention Centre, Durban in South Africa

Here is the press release from EFC

“Johannesburg (South Africa) – At EFC 38, Martin ‘The Punisher’ van Staden will face off with Peter ‘Showstopper’ Queally in the EFC Hexagon for the right to become a challenger for the EFC welterweight title belt. Both athletes have recently won bouts in dominating fashions to earn this coveted right, but only one will walk away the victor.

At EFC 33 van Staden displayed his return to form with a flawless performance over Jeremy Smith. He scored a spectacular KO victory late in the first round, to redeem himself from his two previous losses. One of which was to the new team mate of Queally, Henry Fadipe. Now he wants his shot at the title, but must earn the shot in a number one contender bout.

Similarly, Ireland’s Queally dismantled Francois Kabulu with a technical grappling display like no other to take a debut EFC win home. He managed to end Kabulu’s incredible five fight winning streak and marked himself as a massive threat in the division. Now is his time to proverbially shine and earn the right to challenge the champion and continue the ‘Irish Take Over’.

EFC 38: Allen vs. Hawkey II is presented by BetXchange, and takes place at Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, on Saturday 4 April 2015. Tickets on sale soon at CompuTicket. Book your cinema ticket to all fights live and in state of the art digital projection at Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at”

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