Dino Bagattin (EFC Worldwide)

EFC 36: Dino Bagattin vs. Gordon Roodman Video Preview

On Thursday, Dec. 11, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) will hold its 36th event from the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight, with champion Boyd Allen facing Wade Groth and defending his 145-pound strap for the first time.

Allen, who is undefeated in the EFC Hexagon, was riding an eight-fight winning-streak leading into his EFC 30 bout against Don Madge which saw the two fight to a split draw. On the back of that outing, Allen squared off against Barend Neinbar at EFC 32 with the vacant featherweight title on the line. Allen defeated Neinbar by submission in the second round to claim the vacant belt.


Groth, who started his career with EFC at EFC 9, is currently riding a three-fight winning-streak. The 25-year-old, who was out of action for all of 2013, scored a second-round knockout of Alex Cheboub in May before topping Peter Nyide in August to earn his shot at EFC gold.

In the co-main event if the evening, fan favorite Dino Bagattin meets Gordon Roodman.

Bagattin will look to bounce back after losing the welterweight strap and suffering a first-round knockout at the hands of Henry Fadipe at EFC 29. Bagattin is eager to get back into the win column, with his mind set on reclaiming his welterweight title.

Roodman is coming off the first loss of his short career, after dropping a split decision to Shaun de Lange at EFC 32 earlier this year. Roodman has had mixed success under the EFC banner, with a win, a loss and a draw all being part of his first year as a professional.

EFC 36 will air live on the promotion’s website via online pay-per-view for USD $24.99 with the prelims kicking off at 16:45 CAT.

Above is a preview of the co-main event between Bagattin and Roodman.