On Friday, July 15, EFC Worldwide held its 51st event from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s lightweight title was on the line as champion Leon Mynhardt faced off with Dave Mazany. The long-reigning champion Mynhardt captured the belt at EFC 25 and has defended it four times. He was, however, coming off a split-decision loss in a non-title affair against Boyd Allen at EFC 47. The American Mazany earned his crack at gold after stopping Sibusiso Mdoko by second-round TKO at EFC 42.

The co-main event featured flyweights Marino Cutendana and Baldwin Mdlalose.



EFC 51 kicked off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.

FULL RESULTS
Dave Mazany def. Leon Mynhardt by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:30 – for lightweight title
Baldwin Mdlalose def. Marino Cutendana by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:13
Danny Henry def. Barend Nienaber by TKO (body kick). Round 2, 1:20
Gareth Buirski def. Magno Alves by unanimous decision
Tumisang Madiba vs. Anicet Kanyeba ruled a no-contest (eye poke). Round 2
Alain Ilunga def. Conrad Seabi by unanimous decision
Quaide Openshaw def. Patrick Luindula by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:22
Pietie Coxen def. Robo Ambamba by split decision
Tjaart Henning def. Amos Hlatswayo by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 1:56
Claude Ntumba def. Tshilomba Mulumba by knockout (punches). Round 2, 2:32

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