Terence Balelo showcased his undeniable skill and prowess in the Hexagon with a stunning first-round victory over his opponent via Guillotine Choke. Belgium-born Liridon Ramani, ranked #16 in the Pro Men’s Flyweight division in Europe Western, was left astounded after Balelo snapped-on the choke in the middle of a takedown. Despite accepting the challenge a mere five days prior, Ramani found himself outmatched by Balelo, underscoring the rising dominance of African MMA on the global stage. Balelo wasted no time in anticipating the eminent showdown with flyweight goat, Nkazimulo Zulu for a massive title-unification bout down the line.

EFC 114 FIGHT 11 – ZWANE VS HOKONYA

The night also featured an electrifying showdown between Simbarashe Hokonya and Ayanda Zwane, captivating fans with Zwane’s playful showboating. In a closely contested match lasting three thrilling rounds, the judges ultimately awarded Hokonya a 29/28 victory thanks to the Zimbabwean’s more effective striking. ‘The Hawk’ then faced-off with the featherweight champion Igeu Kabesa as the packed-out crowd at the World Sports Betting Arena screamed in anticipation.

EFC 114 fight 10

Returning fan favourite Peace Nguphane made short work of his Congolese foe, Jerry Kambata, and called out welterweight champion Zaakir Baadat for the Durbanite’s first title challenge. And another returning veteran, Hanru Botha making his first appearance in the Hexagon in over 6 years, put away his Angolan opponent Osvaldo Benedito with hellacious ground and pound to force the referees stoppage.

EFC 114 FIGHT 9 – BENEDITO VS BOTHA

Headlining the preliminary bouts were the women’s strawweight clash between Felista Mugo and Aneesha Mayman, which ended abruptly as newcomer Mayman succumbed to Mugo’s relentless kickboxing offence. In her post-fight victory speech, the Kenyan called out Nicole van Wyk as her next desired opponent, determined to overturn her only loss in the Hex.

EFC 114 FIGHT 8 – JULA VS VAN ROOYEN

The battle between Willie Van Rooyen and Vuyo Jula proved to be a thrilling spectacle, with Jula clinging on as Van Rooyen secured victory through a relentless barrage of punches and to remain undefeated. The Preliminary bouts delivered non-stop excitement as four out of six matchups went the distance, with Mpho Hloka and Christian Omonkhobhio both finishing their fights in the first round, justifying a move up the cards for their next trips to the Hex.

EFC 114 FIGHT 7 – MUGO VS MAYMAN

OFFICIAL EFC RESULTS:

Main Card

INTERIM FLYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

Terence Balelo def Liridon Ramani via Guillotine choke Round1 (4:25)

FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT

Simbarashe Hokonya def Ayanda Zwane after 3 Rounds by Unanimous Decision

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

Peace Ngupane def Jerry Kambata via TKO due to Strikes in Round 1 (4:51)

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

Hanru Botha def Osvaldo Benedito via TKO due to Strikes in Round 2 (2:09)

FLYWEIGHT FIGHT

Willie Van Rooyen def Vuyo Jula via TKO due def to Strikes in Round 2 (2:18)

Prelim Card

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT FIGHT

Felista Mugo def Aneesha Mayman via TKO due to Strikes in Round 1 (2:06)

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT

Thimna Mhlauli def Emerson Pedro after 3 Rounds by Unanimous Decision

CATCHWEIGHT FIGHT

Godknows def Ndlovu Kelvin Smit after 3 Rounds by Unanimous Decision

EFC 114 fight 6

FLYWEIGHT FIGHT

Tebatso Molele def David Makane after 3 Rounds by Unanimous Decision

FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT

Mpho Hloka def Caleb Ridley via TKO due to Strikes in Round 1 (4:45)

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT

Moses Mokhari def Lecture Gumbi after 3 Rounds by Unanimous Decision

EFC 114 FIGHT 5 – MAKANE VS MOLELE

CATCHWEIGHT FIGHT

Christian Omonkhobhio def Francois Cundari via Tap Out due to Guillotine Choke in Round 1 (2:46)

PERFORMANCE BONUSES:
Moses Mokhari
Tebatso Molele
Thimna Mhlauli
Felista Mugo
Willie Van Rooyen
Terence Balelo

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:

Simbarashe Hokonya vs. Ayanda Zwane

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