On May 7, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) will hold its 39th event, which will take place at Grand West, Cape Town, South Africa.
The event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight that will pit new champion Brendon Groenewald against challenger Andrew van Zyl. In the co-main event former light heavyweight champion Gideon Drotschie will look to get himself back to contender status, squaring off with Tumelo Maphutha.
Groenewald will be looking to make the first defense of the EFC heavyweight title after winning it at EFC 35 in a first-round stoppage over Christophe Walravens. Groenewald has won four straight inside the Hexagon and five of his six career victories have been by way of stoppage.
Van Zyl, who is a former EFC heavyweight champion himself, has only lost twice inside the Hexagon, with both of those losses coming at the hands of former UFC competitor and former EFC heavyweight champion Ruan Potts. Van Zyl is heading into the EFC 39 title fight sporting back-to-back wins, both of which came by way of submission.
Above is a video preview of the heavyweight title bout between Groenewald and van Zyl.