EFC Africa 21 played host to some fine MMA action with some thrilling knockouts, stoppages and submissions.
A war of words between Abdul Hassan and Demarte Pena was put to rest as Hassan attempted to dethrone the reigning featherweight champion. The bout between Pena and Hassan was massively hyped and hugely anticipated. A matchup preceded by unparalleled smacktalk ended with Pena exhibiting why he is such a dominant champion. The champion came out aggressively throwing stinging leg kicks and Hassan returned fire with some of his own leg kicks.
A lot of the bout was spent with them working from the clinch. Pena landed a spectacular takedown on Hassan with the challenger scrambling to his feet. When Pena later had Hassan on his back, he dished out strikes from top position. Hassan tore some ligaments in his ankle during the bout and did not answer the bell for the second round. Another highlight of the night was the three round war between Wilhelm Strauss and Lance Ceronio. It was an absolute slugfest that left both men battered and bloodied with Strauss scraping a split decision victor
Mawande Mazithambi vs. Pierre Botha (featherweight) – [Winner: Botha via arm triangle]
Nkazimulo Zulu vs. Lourens Botes (bantamweight) – [Winner: Zulu via knockout]
Mohamed Karim vs. Vandam Mbuyi (heavyweight) – [Winner: Mbuyi via unanimous decision]
Johan Van Staden vs. Steven Momah (lightweight) – [winner: Van Staden via TKO]
Tez Makeubo Vs. Dricus Du Plesis (middleweight) – [winner: Du Plesis via TKO]
Boyd Allen vs. Hanru Botha (lightweight) – [winner: Allen via rear naked choke]
Wilhelm Strauss vs Lance Ceronio (heavyweight) – [winner: Strauss via split decision]
David Buirski vs Nicholas Radley (welterweight) – [winner: Buirski via rear naked choke]
JC Lamprecht vs. Jason Culverwell middleweight) – [winner: Lamprecht via rear naked choke]
Francois Groenewald vs Gareth Buirski (featherweight) – [winner: Buirski via KO]
Ruan Potts vs Mahmoud Hassan (heavyweight) – [winner: Potts via ankle lock]
Sors Grobbelaar vs. Bernardo Mikixi (heavyweight) – [winner: Grobbelaar via knockout]
Demarte Pena vs Abdul Hassan (featherweight) – [winner: Pena via verbal submission]
Photos courtesy of EFC Africa.