EFC Worldwide 55 Results: 2 Title Fights & UFC Veteran Ruan Potts Highlight

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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...

EFC Lightweight Title Fight - Dave Mazany (Champion) vs. Leon Mynhardt

Round One: The round begins with Mynhardt nailing Mazany with a right uppercut, Mazany starts peppering Mynhardt with some jabs. Mynhardt starts attacking Mazany with a few leg kicks, Mynhardt cracks a swinging Mazany with a pair of rights. Mazany charges at Mynhardt while landing a few strikes, Mazany scores a takedown on Mynhardt and he gets the open guard. Mazany quickly transitions to the half guard on Mynhardt, Mazany starts attacking Mynhardt with some ground and pound. Mazany gets side control on a scrambling Mynhardt before returning to the half guard, Mynhardt scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Mazany then hits Mynhardt with a three punch combination, Mazany scores a takedown on Mynhardt and he gets the half guard. Mynhardt scrambles to his feet and Mazany nails him with a knee strike, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mazany

Round Two: The round begins with Mynhardt popping Mazany with a few strikes, Mazany scores a takedown on Mynhardt and he gets the half guard. Mazany starts attacking Mynhardt with some ground and pound, Mazany transitions to back control on Mynhardt during a scramble. Mazany goes for the rear naked choke and Mynhardt shakes him off of his back to escape, Mazany scrambles to his feet and Mynhardt cracks him with a combination. Mynhardt then hits a swinging Mazany with a counter left hook, Mynhardt chases Mazany around the cage while landing strikes. Mynhardt slips on a kick attempt and Mazany quickly gets on top of him with side control, Mynhardt scrambles to his feet and he goes for a guillotine choke on Mazany. Mazany escapes and he regains top control on Mynhardt, Mazany attacks Mynhardt with ground and pound while getting the half guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mynhardt nailing Mazany with a kick to the midsection, Mazany then hits Mynhardt with a few lefts. Mynhardt also starts attacking Mazany with a leg kick, Mynhardt eats a few strikes as he scores the takedown. Mazany scrambles and he winds up getting top position on Mynhardt, Mazany attacks Mynhardt with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dave Mazany def. Leon Mynhardt by TKO via strikes (1:51, R3) to retain the EFC Lightweight Title

EFC Bantamweight Title Unification Fight - Demarte Pena (Champion) vs. Irshaad Sayed (Interim Champion)

Round One: The round begins with Pena attacking Sayed with a high kick, Sayed starts nailing Pena with a few leg kicks. Sayed trips up a kicking Pena and he allows him to stand up, Sayed then cracks Pena with a right hook to the rib cage. Sayed looks for the takedown as Pena attempts a head kick, Sayed charges at Pena while throwing some strikes. Sayed then cracks Pena with a short right to the face, Pena recovers and he kicks Sayed in the midsection. Pena tries attacking Sayed with a variety of kicks, Pena charges at Sayed and he lands a few strikes on him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sayed

Round Two: The round begins with Pena quickly attacking Sayed with a few leg kicks, Pena follows up by hitting Sayed with a standing elbow strike. Sayed charges at Pena while throwing a few strikes, Sayed backs a swinging Pena with a counter strike combination. Sayed continues charging at Pena while throwing strikes, Pena cracks a kicking Sayed with a counter right hook. Pena also attacks Sayed with a head kick that gets blocked, Pena eats a right while nailing Sayed with another head kick attempt. Sayed accidentally hits Pena low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Pena taking some swings at Sayed. Pena attacks Sayed with yet another high kick attempt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Pena attacking Sayed with a switch kick, Sayed blocks a kick from Pena before landing a right. Sayed charges at Pena while throwing a combination, Pena starts attacking Sayed with some leg kicks and a spinning back kick. Sayed recovers and he cracks Pena with a few rights to the midsection, Pena lands a head kick on Sayed before eating a counter punch. Pena nails an incoming Sayed with a counter left hook, Pena nails a charging Sayed with a three strike combination. Pena attempts another head kick against Sayed, Pena nails Sayed with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena (Overall Score: 29-28 for Pena)

Round Four: The round begins with Sayed charging at Pena while throwing a combination, Sayed then hits a leaning Sayed with a right. Pena looks for the takedown and Sayed stuffs it, Pena attempts a jumping front kick against Sayed. Sayed backs up Pena after landing a right uppercut, Pena scores a takedown on Sayed and he gets the open guard. Pena transitions to the half guard on Sayed while landing a few strikes, Sayed wall walks to his feet and he holds Pena against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Pena catches a swinging Sayed with a counter right, Sayed nails Pena low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Pena attempting a spinning back fist against Sayed, Sayed lands a three strike combo on Pena. Pena catches Sayed in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena (Overall Score: 39-37 for Pena)

Round Five: The round begins with Sayed charging at Pena while throwing a few strikes, Pena scores a takedown on Sayed and he gets the half guard. Sayed is quick to trap Pena in the full guard position. Pena attacks Sayed with some ground and pound, Pena regains the half guard position on Sayed before a Sayed scramble gets the fight standing again. Sayed starts attacking Pena with some leg kicks, Pena tries catching an incoming Sayed with some counter strikes. Sayed charges at Pena while throwing some strikes, Sayed takes a few swings at Pena as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena (Final Score: 49-46 for Pena)

Official Result: Demarte Pena def. Irshaad Sayed by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-46, 49-46) to become the undisputed EFC Bantamweight Champion

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