On Saturday, April 28, EFC Worldwide held its 69th event from the Carnival City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the evening’s main event, former interim bantamweight titleholder JP Buys returns from his bid on the first season of the Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to fight France’s Philippe Rouch for the vacant bantamweight title. Rouch has won six straight with back-to-back victories under the EFC Worldwide banner.

The main card aired live at 5:30 p.m. ET on EFC Worldwide TV.

JP Buys def. Philippe Rouch by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:29 – bantamweight title
Calum Murrie def. Pierre Botha by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:40
Ibrahim Mané def. Quaid Openshaw by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:54
Kevin Koekemoer def. Nico Yamdjie by unanimous decision
Anicet Kanyeba def. Jasen Van Der Merwe by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:48
Claude Ntumba def. Anthony Mailer by submission (strikes). Round 2, 2:05
Pietie Coxen def. HP Van Staden by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:05
Sibusiso Mdoko def. Marcel Conrad Els by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:34
Billy Oosthuizen def. Pieter De Klerk by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 1:29

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