EFC 65
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Champion Dalcha punches Stuart Austin - Light Heavyweight Championship - during EFC 65 Fight Night at Carnival City on November 04, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Anton Geyser/EFC Worldwide/Gallo Images)

Carnival City certainly produced a circus in the main event of EFC 65 with one of the most bizarre title fights of the year.

England’s Stuart Austin dominated champion Dalcha Lungiambula in the opening round but tides quickly turned.

The challenger, fresh off the face of his EFC debut win, produced the goods in the first round when he took Dalcha to the ground and controlled him for the remainder.

Austin came close to a first round finish but the South African was saved by the bell.

The second round saw Dalcha come out firing, landing a big right hand, forcing a grimace from Austin. Dalcha then took Austin to the floor and stopped the fight with some vicious ground and pound.

Scotsman Calum Murrie faced the toughest test of his career against the vastly experienced South African Body Allen.

Murrie, in just his fourth fight as a professional, fell short against Allen and lost the fight via unanimous decision with the South African showcasing effective striking in the process.

Domestic success for the United Kingdom’s representatives was eventually found in the form of Gavin Hughes who cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Deon Brunning.

The Liverpudlian climbed to 9-0, keeping his perfect record intact and will likely be high in the pecking order for a title shot.

EFC 65 Results

Light-Heavyweight title contest – Dalcha Lungiambula def. Stuart Austin via TKO (Punches) – (Round 2 – 1:48)

Featherweight contest – Boyd Allen def. Calum Murrie via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Lightweight contest – Gavin Hughes def. Deon Brunning via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Flyweight contest – Bokang Masunyane def. Magno Alves via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Heavyweight contest – Elvis Moyo def. Nico Yamdjie via decision (Split) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Featherweight contest – Regis Muyambo def. Sindile Manengela via decision (Split) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Featherweight contest – Pierre Botha def. Sibusiso Mdoko via decision (Unanimous) – (Round 3 – 5:00)

Lightweight contest – Luke Michael def. Roderique Kena via submission (Triangle) – (Round 1 – 2:56)

Featherweight contest – Faeez Jacobs def. Oumpie Sebeko via TKO – (Round 2 – 4:14)

Lightweight contest – Francois Cundari def. Serge Kasanda via submission (Triangle) – (Round 1 – 0:34)

Flyweight contest – Guy Mongambi def. Wade Kerspuy via KO (Knee) – (Round 3 – 4:27)