On Friday, June 17, EFC Worldwide will hold its 50th event from Sun City in North West, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s vacant welterweight title will be up for grabs between Driscus du Plessis and Martin van Staden.

The 21-year-old du Plessis has sought EFC gold before, coming up short against current UFC middleweight Garreth McLellan at EFC 33. Since then, he’s finished three straight fights to earn a crack at the vacant welterweight strap.

Van Staden, meanwhile, holds a significant experience advantage over his younger foe. With more than 30 professional fights, van Staden has found a knack for finishes. Twenty of his 22 career victories have come before the final bell, including 16 by way of knockout.

EFC 50 kicks off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card follows at 20:00 CAT.

Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins, while video of the action appears above (courtesy of EFC).

EFC 50 Weigh-in Results
Dricus du Plessis (77.00 kg) vs. Martin van Staden (77.00 kg) – for welterweight title
Shana Power (57.00 kg) vs. Micol di Segni (57.00 kg)
Gordon Roodman (89.25 kg) vs. Rafal Haratyk (89.95 kg)
Ruan Potts (116.80 kg) vs. Vandam Mbuyi (107.55 kg)
Chad Hanekom (92.55 kg) vs. Cian Erraught (92.55 kg)
Elvis Moyo (120.00 kg) vs. Ricky Misholas (110.00 kg)
Cameron Meintjes (83.40 kg) vs. Wade Henderson (83.30 kg)
Mthobisi Buthelezi (70.70 kg) vs. Luke Micheal (69.80 kg)
Sydney Mokgolo (76.45 kg) vs. Niel du Plessis (76.45 kg)
Bill Thusi (60.25 kg) vs. Tjaart Henning (61.00 kg)
Guy Mugambe (56.85 kg) vs. Dansheel Moodley (56.25 kg)
Sindile Manengela (68.80 kg) vs. Sifiso Ngcobo (69.90 kg)

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