On Saturday, Oct. 3, EFC Worldwide hosted its 44th event dubbed Foreign Invasion from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Andrew van Zyl took on French challenger Cyril Asker.

The co-main event featured a lightweight title bout between champion Leon Mynhardt and No. 1 contender Themba Gorimbo.

Finally, a third belt was on the line as featherweight kingpin Boyd Allen faced off with Scotland’s Danny Henry.

EFC 44 kicked off Saturday with the preliminary card at 16:15 CAT.

Cyril Asker def. Andrew van Zyl by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:25 – for heavyweight title
Leon Mynhardt def. Themba Gorimbo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 1:03 – for lightweight title
Danny Henry def. Boyd Allen by TKO (strikes). Round 4, 2:31 – for featherweight title
Micol Di Segni def. Danella Eliasov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Oumpie Sebeko def. Peter Nyide by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cameron Meintjes def. Quaid Openshaw by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:16
Shogun Djembo def. Cole Henning by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Stefan Pretorius def. Wade Sage by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:30
Horatius Alonu def. Pietie Coxen by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:40
Anicet Kanyeba def. Jeff Madiba by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:05

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