On Saturday, Aug. 19, EFC Worldwide returned to Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa, for EFC Worldwide 62.

The main event of the evening featured a champion vs. champion match-up between EFC middleweight king Yannick Bahati and current EFC welterweight titleholder Dricus Du Plessis.

Joining the main event were two additional title bouts. Nkazimulo Zulu returned to the promotion to defend his flyweight belt against Sylvester Chipfumbu, while Igeu Kabesa took on Pierre Botha for the featherweight strap.

The event aired live on SABC Sport.

Dricus Du Plessis def. Yannick Bahati by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:30 – for featherweight title
Nkazimulo Zulu def. Sylvester Chipfumbu by TKO (punches). Round 4, 1:38 – for flyweight title
Igeu Kabesa def. Pierre Botha by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:19 – for featherweight title
Gareth Buirski def. Cal Ellenor by split decision
Sindile Manengela def. Barend Nienaber by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:48
Ricky Misholas def. Nico Yamdjie by unanimous decision
Rizien Zouak def. Bunmi Pjewole by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:08
Trezequet Kanyinda def. Stephan de la Rey by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:54
Sfiso Ngcobo def. JP van Rooyen by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:26
Steven Goncalves def. Claude Ntumba by unanimous decision

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