By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ZAMBIA’s Mixed Martial Arts star Humphrey Mulenga says his aim is to become the best MMA Fighter who will win international titles for Zambia.
Nicknamed the King Cobra, Mulenga will contest for the vacant EFC lightweight title at the EFC110 fight night scheduled for December 7th 2023.
Mulenga will face Kaleka ‘BLOCK’ Kabanda in the much-anticipated fight at EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Ulemu Fight Club fighter said he was looking forward to the title fight as he aims to becomes the first Zambian to win an international MMA title.
“It means a lot to get a title fight and I knew that I would get it and now it is here. It will be a great feeling to bring the title to Zambia not just for me but for my country because no one has fought in a title fight before so it will mean a lot if I get it,” Mulenga said.
He said headlining at the EFC 109 where he defeated Cole Hunning with a first round knock out was just the beginning of his amazing journey as a fighter.
Mulenga said his victory over Hunning motivated him to continue working hard to achieve his dream of becoming the best Zambian MMA fighter.
“The biggest prize for me will be reaching the top so I will keep working hard. Keep fighting to get better every day that’s what motivates me,” Mulenga said.
“Thanks a lot, to all my sponsors. I really appreciate it because it is difficulty to work a side job and training at the same time so the sponsorship means a lot and I really appreciate,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mixed Martial Arts Zambia (MMAZ) President Benjamin Bush emphasized the need for corporates to consider sponsoring the promising King Cobra.
Bush said Mulenga has a lot of potential to become Zambia’s best MMA fighter after he managed five wins and only one defeat in his first six fights.
All his five wins have been first round Technical Knock Outs while his only loss was via a disqualification for an accidental knee.