On Saturday, Feb. 21, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) held its 37th event from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event was headlined by a trilogy fight between Leon Mynhardt and Don Madge with the lightweight title on the line. In the co-main event Adam Speechly attempted to be the first man in EFC history to defend the welterweight title when he squared off with David Buirski.
Mynhardt entered his title defense riding a four-fight winning streak as he aimed to defend his title for the third time. The last time that Mynhardt and Madge met, it led to a controversial split decision victory for the champion.
Madge had not tasted victory inside the EFC Hex since winning the lightweight title at EFC 20 on in June 2013. Since that bout he lost the aforementioned fight against Mynhardt and then followed that up with a draw against Boyd Allen.
EFC 37 aired live on the promotion’s website via online pay-per-view for USD $24.99 with the prelims kicking off at 16:15 CAT.
David Buirski def. Adam Speechly by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 4:19 – for welterweight title
Dricus du Plessis def. Darren Daniel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:50
Matt Buirski def. Tumisang Madiba by unanimous decision
Themba Gorimbo def. Alex Cheboub by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:50
Cyril Asker def. Ricky Misholas by unanimous decision
Danella Eliasov def. Zita Varju by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:59
Danie van Heerden def. Ian Visser by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:27
Alain Ilunga def. Sydney Mokgolo by unanimous decision
Elvis Moyo def. Lance Ceronio by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:38
Lyle Karam def. Marcel Teniers by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:18
Lourens Botes def. Bill Thusi by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:38