Dricus du Plessis (Ruby Wolff/EFC Worldwide)

EFC 56 Results: Du Plessis and Bahati Victorious, Kabesa Remains Undefeated

On Friday, Dec. 9, EFC Worldwide held its 56th event from Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight titleholder Dricus Du Plessis took on Rafał Haratyk in a middleweight contest.

Two belts were also on the line at the event as Yannick Bahati and David Buirski battled for middleweight supremacy and Igeu Kabesa put his featherweight belt on the line against challenger Hanru Botha.


EFC 56 kicked off Friday with the preliminary card at 16:45 CAT. The main card followed at 20:00 CAT.

Dricus Du Plessis def. Rafał Haratyk by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:34
Yannick Bahati def. David Buirski by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:59 – for middleweight title
Igeu Kabesa def. Hanru Botha by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:40 – for featherweight title
Azi Thomas def. Wesley Hawkey by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:04
Martin van Staden def. Kaleka Kabanda by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:11
Mark Hulme def. Gordon Roodman by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:34
Jaqauline Trosee def. Shana Power by unanimous decision
Gareth Buirski def. Baldwin Mdlalose by unanimous decision
Danella Eliasov def. Irene Cabello Rivera by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
T.C. Khusu def. Dansheel Moodley by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:30
Bokang Masunyane def. Musaddiq Ali Hassan by submission (kimura). Round 1, 2:20