On Friday, Nov. 11, EFC Worldwide held its 55th event from GrandWest, Cape Town, South Africa.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight championship was unified as champion Demarte Pena returned to clash with interim titleholder Irshaad Sayed. The 27-year-old Pena has spent his entire career in the EFC cage, capturing featherweight gold in just his third professional fight. After multiple title defenses, Pena dropped to bantamweight, where he has continued to find success. Sayed, meanwhile, is a ONE Championship veteran that trains out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. He rode an eight-fight winning streak into the match-up, including five straight under the EFC banner.
The co-main event also featured gold on the line as Leon Mynhardt and Dave Mazany clashed for the lightweight title.
EFC 55 kicked off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.
Demarte Pena def. Irshaad Sayed by unanimous decision – bantamweight title unification bout
Dave Mazany def. Leon Mynhardt by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:51 – for lightweight title
Ruan Potts def. Brendon Groenewald by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:21
Francois Groenewald def. Baldwin Mdlalose by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:45
Cameron Pritchard def. Dino Bagattin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:12
Wesley Hawkey def. Sibusiso Mdoko by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:40
Sylvester Chipfumbu def. Guy Mongambi by unanimous decision
Regis Muyambo def. Tyson Chelin by unanimous decision
Niel du Plessis def. Mutuale Basambolo by unanimous decision
Gary Joshua def. Lourens Botes by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:10
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