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EFC Worldwide (formerly known as Extreme Fighting Championship Africa) is a mixed martial arts promotion based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The promotion has held events in cities such as Johannesburg, Pretoria.
EFC Africa 01 took place at The Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on 12 November 2009 and is now viewing in 110 countries, including USA, Canada, The Caribbean and all over Europe. EFC Africa 19, which was held at Carnival City in Johannesburg on 19 April 2013, topped other African sports ratings with a record of over 1.8 million views with 31.3% of the total South African TV audience (SABC, e.tv and DStv combined). These are the biggest ratings in EFC history, topping EFC Africa 12's record of 1.6 million views and 25.9% audience share.
In November 2012, EFC Worldwide signed a multi year multi event broadcast deal with MaxMan.TV (a major Malaysian TV network), this is the first for any MMA event within Malaysia. In January 2015, EFC President Cairo Howarth announced the opening of the EFC Women's Flyweight Division. The first EFC women's fight took place at EFC 37 on February 21 at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Johannesburg's own Danella Eliasov fought Hungary's Zita Varju. Eliasov won via TKO in round 1.
List of EFC Champions
|Heavyweight||Template:Flagicon Brendon Groenewald|
|Light Heavyweight||Template:Flagicon Norman Wessels|
|Welterweight||Template:Flagicon David Buirski|
|Lightweight||Template:Flagicon Leon Mynhardt|
|Featherweight||Template:Flagicon Boyd Allen|
|Bantamweight||Template:Flagicon Damarte Pena|
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