Leon Mynhardt (EFC Worldwide)

EFC 34 Results: Mynhardt, Pena Retain Titles With Finishes

On Thursday, Oct. 2, EFC Worldwide (formerly EFC Africa) hosted its 34th event from Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s lightweight title was on the line as champion Leon Mynhardt took on Sibusiso Mdoko. The champion Mynhardt had won five of his last six bouts, including a 38-second knockout of Frederich Naumann at EFC 27 in February. Mdoko entered the title contest on short notice, replacing Don Madge. The 27-year-old had finished his last three fights inside the EFC cage, including a second-round TKO of Alain Ilunga in June.

The night’s co-main event also featured EFC gold up for grabs as bantamweight champion Demarte Pena locked horns with Francois Groenewald. Pena, who has held both the featherweight and bantamweight belts, had yet to taste defeat in his nine-fight career. He bested Nkazimulo Zulu by decision in July. Groenewald, meanwhile, had won four straight fights. All four had come before the final bell.


EFC 34 aired live via online pay-per-view on the promotion’s website starting at 16:15 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.

Leon Mynhardt def. Sibusio Mdoko by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:37 – for lightweight title
Demarte Pena def. Francois Groenewald by TKO. Round 4, 4:34 – for bantamweight title
Andrew van Zyl def. Vandam Mbuyi by submission (strikes). Round 2, 3:10
Champion Dalcha def. Pete Motaung by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:51
Tumisang Madiba def. Pierre Botha by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:33
Hanru Botha def. Nelson Feiteira by knockout. Round 1, 1:14
Oumpie Sebeko def. Lourens Botes by split decision.
Marino Cutendana def. Sibulele Swekile by knockout. Round 1, 0:33
Warren Allison def. Cameron Meintjies by submission (kimura). Round 3, 3:26
Mthobisi Buthelezi def. Sindile Manengela by TKO. Round 3, 1:40
Heinrich Potgieter def. Sydney Mokgolo by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 1:32
Lyle Karamm def. Tyron Bester by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:20