South Africa won five gold medals to top the standings at the IMMAF Africa Championships ©IMMAF

Hosts South Africa finished the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Africa Championships atop the overall medals table with five gold, seven silver, and five bronze in Johannesburg.

A total of 11 new champions were crowned in the EFC Performance Institute today, with only two bouts won on points.

The women's flyweight division begun the action with South African Nicole van Wyk recording a technical knockout (TKO) win after 2min 49sec in the first round against compatriot Bianca Stander.

South Africa's dominance in the women's divisions continued as Mischka Laubscher and Kiara Fegen secured commanding first-round wins.

Laubscher forced Angola's Moneza Neves into submission with a brutal rear-naked choke with just 1:16 on the clock in the bantamweight final before Fegen got compatriot Londiwe Hadebe into an armbar to make her forfeit the featherweight crown.

In the men's bantamweight division, Maurio Silva won Angola's first gold medal in an IMMAF competition after rocking South Africa's Nathanial Komana with a clean left hook, prompting the referee to stop the fight.

Namibia then repeated the feat as Veja Hinda triumphed in the men's featherweight final with a clinical armbar on South Africa's Nicolaas Vermaak in the second round.

Zimbabwe's Lewis Mataya continued to assert his dominance over lightweight division, securing gold against Zambia's Ken Nyaondo.

Nyaondo lasted all three rounds against his opponent but lost 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 through the judges' decisions.

Angola went on a late surge as wins from Osvaldo Benedito, Elisio Zua and Stanislau Kakesse Wezy saw them level South Africa's gold-medal count heading into the final bout.

Angola’s Juliao Sandambi and South Africa’s Andile Madlala battled it out in the sole heavyweight bout of the competition.

Round one was evenly matched but Madlala took control in the second and was awarded a TKO victory following a barrage of knee shots to the body, clinching top spot for his country.