On Friday, Sept. 2, EFC Worldwide will hold its 53rd event from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, England’s Yannick Bahati clashes with South African Michiel Opperman. Bahati, the promotion’s middleweight champion, enters the contest with a record of 6-1, with his last two wins inside the EFC cage coming via first-round kimura submissions. Opperman, a former EFC titleholder, will look to bounce back from a title loss at EFC 41.

The co-main event features another former champion as Boyd Allen takes on Azi Thomas in a lightweight match-up.

EFC 53 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 which took place Thursday, Sept. 1.

EFC 53 Weigh-in Results
Michiel Opperman (89.10 kg) vs. Yannick Bahati (89.45 kg)
Boyd Allen (68.80 kg) vs. Azi Thomas (68.50 kg)
Danny Henry (66.00 kg) vs. Wade Groth (66.00 kg)
Tony Mustard (111.30 kg) vs. Andrew van Zyl (118.60 kg)
Mamoudou Toure (66.00 kg) vs. Tumisang Madiba (65.55 kg)
Pupanga Tresor (76.90 kg) vs. Kaleka Kabanda (75.40 kg)
Jasen van der Merwe (60.85 kg) vs. Martin de Beer (61.00 kg)
Johnny Fields (81.50 kg) vs. Georgie Georgiev (81.40 kg)
Boney Bukaka (63.70 kg) vs. Pierre Botha (65.90 kg)
Sizwe Mnikathi (75.70 kg) vs. Conrad Seabi (76.60g
Pieter de Klerk (71.85 kg) vs. Claude Ntumba (72.00 kg)

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