Dricus du Plessis (Ruby Wolff/EFC Worldwide)

EFC 50 Results: du Plessis Chokes van Staden, Captures Title

On Friday, June 17, EFC Worldwide held its 50th event from Sun City in North West, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s vacant welterweight title was up for grabs between Driscus du Plessis and Martin van Staden.

The 21-year-old du Plessis had sought EFC gold before, coming up short against current UFC middleweight Garreth McLellan at EFC 33. Since then, he finished three straight fights to earn a crack at the vacant welterweight strap.


Van Staden, meanwhile, held a significant experience advantage over his younger foe. With more than 30 professional fights, van Staden had a knack for finishes. Twenty of his 22 career victories had come before the final bell, including 16 by way of knockout.

EFC 50 kicked off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.

Dricus du Plessis def. Martin van Staden by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 3:59 – for welterweight title
Shana Power def. Micol di Segni by unanimous decision
Rafal Haratyk def. Gordon Roodman by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 4:44
Ruan Potts def. Vandam Mbuyi by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:06
Chad Hanekom def. Cian Erraught by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:26
Elvis Moyo def. Ricky Misholas by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:02
Cameron Meintjes def. Wade Henderson by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:39
Mthobisi Buthelezi def. Luke Micheal by TKO (elbow). Round 1, 4:52
Niel du Plessis def. Pupanga Tresor by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:21
Tjaart Henning def. Bill Thusi by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:51
Dansheel Moodley def. Guy Mongambi by unanimous decision
Sindile Manengela def. Sifiso Ngcobo by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:24