Magomedov vs. Ndebele: The featherweight final with weighty implications

Pictured: Nkosi Ndebele (left), Abdulmanap Magomedov (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Bouncing back from his first amateur defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s IMMAF World Championships, Bahrain’s Abdulmanap Magomedov today forced himself into the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open final. Employing his high-pressure top game, the defending champion stopped local hopeful Nathanial…

Nkosi Ndebele, the top South African amateur targets IMMAF Africa title

23-year-old Nkosi Ndebele (pictured) is South Africa’s pound-for-pound top amateur MMA competitor. In 2017, Ndebele claimed the IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Lightweight title, stopping Bahrain’s Nayef Fikey in the event finals via TKO. After facing a tough loss to Canadian John Nguyen at the 2017 World Championships, he has been on…