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You can see the full results below.
Demarte Pena def. Irshaad Sayed by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-46, 49-46) to become the undisputed EFC Bantamweight Champion
Dave Mazany def. Leon Mynhardt by TKO via strikes (1:51, R3) to retain the EFC Lightweight Title
Ruan Potts def. Brendon Groenewald by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R2)
Francois Groenewald def. Baldwin Mdlalose by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:45, R1)
Cameron Pritchard def. Dino Bagattin by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R2)
Round By Round Recap
Cameron Pritchard vs. Dino Bagattin
Round One: The round begins with Pritchard attacking Bagattin with a high kick, Bagattin drops Pritchard with a right. Pritchard scrambles and gets back control on Bagattin as the fight hits the ground, Pritchard starts peppering Bagattin with some short range strikes. Pritchard goes for the rear naked choke and Bagattin fights it off, Pritchard starts attacking Bagattin with ground and pound. Bagattin scrambles and he nearly catches Pritchard with an arm bar, Pritchard regains back control and he nails Bagattin with strikes. Pritchard rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pritchard
Round Two: The round begins with Pritchard looking for and scoring the takedown on Bagattin, Bagattin rolls for the knee bar and Pritchard escapes to get back control. Pritchard locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Cameron Pritchard def. Dino Bagattin by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R2)
Baldwin Mdlalose vs. Francois Groenewald
Round One: The round begins with Groenewald attacking Mdlalose with some leg kicks, Mdlalose nails Groenewald with a two punch combination. Groenewald scores a takedown on Mdlalose and Mdlalose scrambles to get top position, Mdlalose gets to his feet and Groenewald drags him back to the ground. Groenewald attacks Mdlalose with a few elbow strikes, Mdlalose scrambles to his feet and Groenewald catches him in a standing guillotine choke to force a tap out.
Official Result: Francois Groenewald def. Baldwin Mdlalose by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:45, R1)
Ruan Potts vs. Brendon Groenewald
Round One: The round begins with Potts attacking Groenewald with a few strikes, Potts then lands a kick to the midsection of Groenewald. Potts also starts nailing Groenewald with some leg kicks as well, Groenewald begins landing some leg kicks of his own as well. Potts comes forward against Groenewald while throwing strikes, Groenewald drops a swinging Potts with a counter left. Groenewald swarms on Potts and catches him with a bunch of strikes, Groenewald advances to the half guard while landing more strikes. Groenewald transitions to back control while landing more shots. Potts scrambles and he catches Groenewald with a guillotine choke from out of nowhere, Groenewald escapes and he nails Potts with a bunch of strikes. Potts rolls for a knee bar as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Groenewald
Round Two: The round begins with Potts charging at Groenewald while landing a plethora of lefts, Groenewald scores a takedown on Potts and he gets the full mount. Groenewald starts attacking Potts with some ground and pound, Groenewald starts looking for some submissions on Potts. Potts sweeps Groenewald and he winds up getting the full mount, Potts attacks Groenewald with ground and pound upon gaining back control. Potts locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Ruan Potts def. Brendon Groenewald by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R2)
The two title fights will be covered on Page Two...
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