On Thursday, Nov. 6, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) will hold its 35th from Grandwest, Cape Town, South Africa.
The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight, as champion Gideon Drotschie is set to defend his 205-pound strap for the second time when he meets Norman Wessels.
Drotschie boasts 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 is 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 have come inside the first round.
In the co-main event, the promotion’s vacant heavyweight title will be on the line as Brendon Groenwald takes on Christophe Walravens. Groenwald enters the contest having won back-to-back fights over Vandam Mbuyi and Elvis Moyo. Walravens rides a three-fight winning streak into the title affair. All four of his career wins have come by way of knockout.
EFC 35 will air live on the promotion’s website via online pay-per-view for USD $24.99 with the prelims kicking off at 16:15 CAT.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Christophe Walravens (106.65 kg) vs. Brendon Groenewald (109.35 kg) – for heavyweight title
Irshaad Sayed (60.80 kg) vs. Abdul Hassan (60.45 kg)
Francois Kabulu (77.00 kg) vs. Peter Queally (76.60 kg)
Shaun de Lange (77.00 kg) vs. Bruno Mukulu (76.95 kg)
Champion Dalcha (90.15 kg) vs. Danie van Heerden (93.00 kg)
Knife Didier (102.55 kg) vs. Elvis Moyo (115.00 kg)
Luke Michael (69.30 kg) vs. Regis Muyambo (69.30 kg)
Anthony Mailer (65.80 kg) vs. Sizwe Mnikathi (69.20 kg)
Pupanga Tresor (77.00 kg) vs. Tyron Bester (75.00 kg)
Peter Nyide (60.95 kg) vs. Boney Bukaka (60.90 kg)
Sydney Mokgolo (71.80 kg) vs. Chad Hepburn (70.00 kg)