On Friday, July 10, EFC Worldwide held the weigh-ins for its 41st event which takes place Saturday, July 11, from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion Demarte Pena and challenger Cedric Doyle. The unbeaten Pena has held both the bantamweight and featherweight belts under the EFC banner. The 25-year-old Angolan fighter was most recently in action at EFC 34, where he stopped Francois Groenewald via fourth-round TKO. South Africa’s Doyle earned his shot at gold by reeling off four straight victories inside the Hexagon.
In the co-main event, the promotion’s middleweight title is on the line between Michiel Opperman and Liam Cleland. Opperman is a former welterweight titleholder, who has won two straight bouts leading into the title affair. Cleland is a strong grappler who has gone the distance just once in his career.
EFC 41 kicks off Saturday with the preliminary card at 16:15 CAT.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Michiel Opperman (83.70kg) vs. Liam Cleland (83.55kg) – for middleweight title
Danie van Heerden (114.00kg) vs. Bernardo Mikixi (105.85kg)
Lyle Karam (77.00kg) vs. Mark Hulme (76.70kg)
Wesley Hawkey (66.00kg) vs. Tumisang Madiba (65.65kg)
Zita Varju (55.00kg) vs. Jaqauline Trosee (58.90kg)*
Mthobisi Buthelezi (66.00kg) vs. Koba Iakobidze (65.70kg)
Oumpie Sebeko (62.00kg)* vs. Tshilomba Mulumba (61.00kg)**
Pierre Botha (65.10kg) vs. Sindile Manengela (65.90kg)
Lourens Botes (61.00kg) vs. Pieter de Klerk (60.70kg)
Kanyeba Anicet (69.80kg) vs. Tyron Bester (70.00kg)
Ashley Calvert (69.90kg) vs. Cole Henning (71.00kg)***
J.P. Buys (56.65kg) vs. Josemar Ovtavio (55.20kg)
*Sebeko and Trosee opted to receive a fine and officially missed weight.
** Mulumba weighed in at 62.00kg on his first attempt, however made weight in the allotted time.
*** Henning made weight in the allotted time.