On Thursday, Nov. 6, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) held its 35th from Grandwest, Cape Town, South Africa.
The event was headlined by a light heavyweight title fight, as champion Gideon Drotschie looked to defend his 205-pound strap for the second time when he met Norman Wessels.
Drotschie boasted an unblemished record through five professional outings. The 27-year-old captured the belt at EFC 20 with a third-round submission of Danie van Heerden and stopped Fraser Opie via second-TKO at EFC 25.
Wessels was coming off a first-round submission victory over Chris du Pont at EFC 28 earlier this year. Wessels has been competing under the EFC banner since the promotion’s inception in 2009 and is a former EFC heavyweight champion.Five of the 34-year-old’s six career wins had come inside the first round.
In the co-main event, the promotion’s vacant heavyweight title was on the line as Brendon Groenwald took on Christophe Walravens. Groenwald entered the contest having won back-to-back fights over Vandam Mbuyi and Elvis Moyo. Walravens rode a three-fight winning streak into the title affair. All four of his career wins had come by way of knockout.
EFC 35 aired live on the promotion’s website via online pay-per-view for USD $24.99 with the prelims kicking off at 16:15 CAT.