Don Madge, JP Kruger, and Jason Saggo all won their MMA bouts on the same night and in impressive fashion.
Don “Magic Man” Madge (2-1), a 22-year-old fighter from Cape Town, South Africa put away his opponent Hector Britts (2-1) in the first round at EFC Africa 17. Madge, a former Muay Thai champion in both Thailand and his native South Africa, put away Britts with a rear-naked choke and in the process showed how much his ground game has vastly improved.
With the win, Madge has thrown himself into the conversation for a possible shot at the EFC Lightweight title. He was last at TMT in August working on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with 4th degree black belt Fernando Maccachero as well as polishing his striking game.
JP “Tinkerbell” Kruger (3-1) defeated Wade Henderson (10-11) via unanimous decision in the same event, EFC Africa 17. A former K-1 champion in South Africa, Kruger extended his win streak to three. The 26 year-old was last at TMT earlier this year.
Jason Saggo (8-1), a 27 year-old fighter out of Bolton, Ontario, Canada, won his bout against Iraj Hadin (6-5) at Score Fighting Series 7 via rear-naked choke in the second round. Seven of Saggo’s eight wins have come via submission, including his last win in August over Eric Attard. The win is a big one for him as he looks to come back to TMT sometime in December or January to work on his Muay Thai.
“He knew that he was aggressive in his stand-up, and it was just a riskier fight with his power hooks. And I’m more of a technician on the ground, so that was the game plan,” Saggo told Bleacherreport.com after the fight.