Norman Wessels (Ruby Wolff/EFC Worldwide)

EFC 42 Results: Wessels Taps Dalcha, Retains Light Heavyweight Belt

On Saturday, Aug. 8, EFC Worldwide held its 42nd event from GrandWest, Cape Town, South Africa.

The event was headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Norman Wessels and challenger “Champion” Dalcha Lungiambula. Fight Fit Militia’s Wessels is a two-time titleholder with the promotion, having competed for the promotion since its inaugural event. In nine career fights, he’d never gone the distance. He earned the 205-pound strap with a fourth-round TKO of Gideon Drotschie at EFC 35. Dalcha had yet to taste defeat through four appearances in the EFC. The 30-year-old looked to keep his undefeated record intact and secure gold with a win over Wessels.

EFC 42 kicked off Saturday with the preliminary card at 16:15 CAT.


Norman Wessels def. “Champion” Dalcha Lungiambula by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2 – for light heavyweight title
Tumelo Maphutha def. Marc Vlieger by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:13
Dave Mazany def. Sibusiso Mdoko by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:30
Mark Hulme def. Francois Kabulu by unanimous decision
Danny Henry def. Matthew Buirski by unanimous decision
Cameron Pritchard def. Bruno Mukulu by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:34
Mike Vermeulen def. Knife Didier by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:22
Martin de Beer def. Boney Bukaka by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:46
Armand Scheepers def. Regis Muyambu by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 3:22
Kaleka Kabanda def. Marcel Teniers by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Cole Henning def. Saxon Delafield by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:19
Gary Smit def. Steve Nwosu by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:40