On Friday, Nov. 11, EFC Worldwide held its 55th event from GrandWest, Cape Town, South Africa.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight championship was unified as champion Demarte Pena returned to clash with interim titleholder Irshaad Sayed. The 27-year-old Pena has spent his entire career in the EFC cage, capturing featherweight gold in just his third professional fight. After multiple title defenses, Pena dropped to bantamweight, where he has continued to find success. Sayed, meanwhile, is a ONE Championship veteran that trains out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. He rode an eight-fight winning streak into the match-up, including five straight under the EFC banner.
The co-main event also featured gold on the line as Leon Mynhardt and Dave Mazany clashed for the lightweight title.
EFC 55 kicked off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.