Complete Extreme Fighting Championships - Worldwide 54 Results: Two New Champions Crowned & A Fight Ends Because A Fighter Failed To Engage

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EFC Heavyweight Title Decision Fight: Andrew Van Zyl def. Elvis Moyo by TKO via strikes (1:24, R4) to win the heavyweight title

EFC Flyweight Title Decision Fight: JP Buys def. Baldwin Mdlalose by submission via arm triangle choke (2:05, R1) to win the interim flyweight title

Wessel Mostert def. Nico Yamdjie by TKO via strikes (2:12, R1)

Henry Fadipe def. Bruno Mukulu by disqualification via refusal to engage (3:37, R3)

Michael Vermeulen def. Tomasz Kowalkowski by submission via guillotine choke (3:09, R1)


Round By Round Coverage

Michael Vermeulen vs. Tomasz Kowalkowski

Round One: The round begins with Vermeulen peppering Kowalkowski with some jabs, Kowalkowski backs up Vermeulen with a pair of knee strikes. Vermeulen rocks Kowalkowski with a plethora of strikes during an exchange, Kowalkowski responds by rocking Vermeulen with knee strikes and a punching combination. Kowalkowski scores the takedown and he gets the full mount on Vermeulen, Kowalkowski starts attacking Vermeulen with ground and pound. Kowalkowski transitions to back control on Vermeulen, Kowalkowski attacks Vermeulen with more strikes. Vermeulen gets back to his feet after eating some knee strikes, Vermeulen charges at Kowalkowski and he rocks him with a punching combo. Vermeulen nails Kowalkowski with a knee strike and he applies the guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Michael Vermeulen def. Tomasz Kowalkowski by submission via guillotine choke (3:09, R1)

Wessel Mostert vs. Nico Yamdjie

Round One: The round begins with Yamdjie popping Mostert with a two punch combination, Mostert drops a swinging Yamdjie with a counter left hook. Mostert gets the half guard on Yamdjie when the fight hits the ground, Mostert transitions to full mount on Yamdjie while landing ground and pound. Mostert nails Yamdjie with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Wessel Mostert def. Nico Yamdjie by TKO via strikes (2:12, R1)

Henry Fadipe vs. Bruno Mukulu

Round One: The round begins with Fadipe attacking Mukulu with leg kicks, Fadipe charges at Mukulu to land a straight left. Mukulu responds by kicking Fadipe in the midsection, Mukulu eats a left from Fadipe after landing a leg kick. Fadipe rocks Mukulu with a head kick followed by a few punches as well, Fadipe eats a kick before popping Mukulu with another straight left. Fadipe charges at Mukulu while landing a few strikes, Mukulu scores a takedown on Fadipe and Fadipe sweeps to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fadipe

Round Two: The round begins with Fadipe quickly nailing Mukulu with a three punch combination, Fadipe backs Mukulu into the cage wall with a two punch combo. Fadipe then hits a kicking Mukulu with a counter right, Fadipe rocks Mukulu with a four punch combination. Fadipe chases Mukulu around the cage while throwing strikes, the referee halts the fight for a moment to take a point from Mukulu for continuously running around the cage. The fight resumes with Mukulu hitting Fadipe with leg kicks, Fadipe backs up Mukulu with a jumping switch kick. Mukulu starts attacking Fadipe with a few kicks to the body, Fadipe backs up Mukulu again with a two punch combo. Mukulu attacks Fadipe with a few kick attempts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Fadipe (Overall Score: 20-17 for Fadipe)

Round Three: The round begins with Fadipe nailing Mukulu with a flying knee strike, Fadipe drops Mukulu with a right. Fadipe allows Mukulu to get back up before attacking him with a body kick, Mukulu slips on a kick attempt and Fadipe lets him get back up. Fadipe attacks Mukulu with a few two punch combinations, Mukulu tries hitting Fadipe with a few leg kicks. The referee halts the fight again to take another point from Mukulu for running around and not engaging, the action resumes with Mukulu nailing Fadipe with a leg kick. Fadipe then kicks Mukulu in the midsection, the referee stops the fight because Mukulu is unwilling to engage with Fadipe.

Official Result: Henry Fadipe def. Bruno Mukulu by disqualification via refusal to engage (3:37, R3)

The two title fights will be covered on Page Two...

EFC Interim Flyweight Title Decision Fight: JP Buys vs. Baldwin Mdlalose

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other with little connecting, Buys hits Mdlalose with a right to the midsection. Buys nails Mdlalose with a multiple strike combination, Mdlalose rocks Buys with a straight right. Buys grabs Mdlalose and he holds him against the cage wall, Buys catches Mdlalose in a standing arm triangle choke. Buys drags Mdlalose to the ground while maintaining the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: JP Buys def. Baldwin Mdlalose by submission via arm triangle choke (2:05, R1) to win the interim flyweight title

EFC Heavyweight Title Decision Fight: Elvis Moyo vs. Andrew Van Zyl

Round One: The round begins with Moyo peppering Van Zyl with a few jabs, Van Zyl attacks Moyo with leg kicks. Moyo responds by catching Van Zyl with a two punch combination, Van Zyl nails a swinging Moyo with a counter left hook. Moyo recovers and he cracks Van Zyl with a short right, Moyo starts catching Van Zyl with a series of rights to the face while avoiding the takedown. Van Zyl recovers and he hits a swinging Moyo with a counter left hook, Van Zyl charges at a swinging Moyo before holding him against the cage wall. Van Zyl attacks Moyo with some dirty boxing while holding him against the cage wall, Van Zyl lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moyo

Round Two: The round begins with Van Zyl attacking Moyo with some leg kicks, Moyo rocks Van Zyl with a right cross. Van Zyl charges at Moyo and he holds him against the cage wall, Van Zyl goes back to using the dirty boxing against Moyo. Van Zyl also attacks Moyo with a bunch of knee strikes, Moyo finds a way to break free and create some separation. Van Zyl starts hunting for the takedown on Moyo before eating the right, Moyo starts peppering Van Zyl with more jabs. Van Zyl tries slowing Moyo down by throwing a few leg kicks, Moyo backs up Van Zyl after landing a two punch combination, Van Zyl scores a takedown on Moyo and he gets the half guard. Van Zyl starts attacking Moyo with some ground and pound, Moyo sweeps Van Zyl and he gets top position. Moyo stands up and he allows Van Zyl to stand up as well, Moyo lands a leg kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moyo (Overall Score: 20-18 for Moyo)

Round Three: The round begins with Van Zyl looking for the takedown and Moyo blocks them, Moyo then pops Van Zyl with a few left hooks. Van Zyl grabs Moyo and he holds him against the cage wall, Van Zyl starts attacking Moyo with a few knee strikes. Van Zyl also attacks Moyo with some dirty boxing as well, Moyo eventually separates from Van Zyl and he nails him with some combinations afterwards. Moyo chases Van Zyl around the cage while landing some more strikes, Moyo continues popping Van Zyl with rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Van Zyl (Overall Score: 29-28 for Moyo)

Round Four: The round begins with Moyo nailing Van Zyl with some combinations, Van Zyl grabs Moyo and he holds him up against the cage wall. Van Zyl scores a takedown on Moyo and he gets side control, Van Zyl transitions to the full mount on Moyo. Van Zyl attacks Moyo with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Andrew Van Zyl def. Elvis Moyo by TKO via strikes (1:24, R4) to win the heavyweight title

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