Live Results – LFA 57: Zalal Vs. Mariscal

Friday, January 18th – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado

LFA is kicking off 2019 with a featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Youssef Zalal and Jose Mariscal; also on the card, Ronda Rousey’s longtime friend and Judo practitioner Pauline Macias makers her LFA debut.

The main card kicks off @ 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT on AXS TV.

Main Card (AXS TV 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT)

  • Featherweight Bout: Chepe Mariscal def. Youssef Zala via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight Bout: Anthony Adams def. Josh Cavan via KO (punch) 4:56, R1
  • Middleweight Bout: Adam Stroup def. Lucas Rota via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Welterweight Bout: Austin Jones def. Calen Born via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Catchweight Bout (157): Jonathan Wyderko def. Matt Johnson via TKO (knee and punches) 3:41, R1
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Pauline Macias def. Madie Meacham via TKO (verbal submission) 1:18, R2
  • Middleweight Bout: Taylor Johnson def. Aaron Chambers via TKO (punches) 2:43, R1

Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – November

My knockout of the year: Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodríguez lands an upward elbow with 1 second left in the 5th round to finish ‘The Korean Zombie’ @ UFC Fight Night: Denver on November 10th

Kailan Hill lands knockout of the year contender, making my list for the third time @ LFA 54 on November 16th

Santiago Ponzinibbio knocks out Neil Magny in his home country @ UFC Fight Night: Argentina on November 17th

Johnny Walker with short elbows to the temple to put down Khalil Rountree, Jr. @ UFC Fight Night: Argentina on November 17th

Moses Murrietta folds Sidiah Parker @ LFA 54 on November 16th

Ronaldo ‘Jacaré’ Souza knocks out Chris Weidman @ UFC 230 on November 3rd

Austin Lingo starches Aaron Webb @ LFA 55 on November 30th

Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – September

Kailin Hill does it again, a superman punch into a flying knee knockout against Adam Fugitt @ LFA 51 on September 28th

Geoff Neal with the head kick KO on Frank Camacho @ UFC 228 on September 8th

AJ McKee deads John Macapá @ Bellator 205 on September 21st

Jéssica Andrade knocks out Karolina Kowalkiewicz @ UFC 228 on September 8th

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos lands a flying knee and follows it up with a knockout @ UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo on September 22nd

Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – July

Kailin Hill lands a vicious head kick KO to start off LFA 45 on July 20th

Niko Price with the hammerfist knockout from the bottom @ UFC Fight Night: Boise on July 14th

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier becomes the second double champ in UFC history with his knockout of heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic @ UFC 226 on July 7th

Anthony Smith takes out a legend @ UFC Fight Night: Hamburg on July 22nd

Cristian Torres lands an uppercut from hell on Dashawn Boatwright @ LFA 46 on July 27th

Andrey Koreshkov spinning back kick’s the hell out of Vaso Bakocevic @ Bellator 203 on July 14th

Jose Aldo ends Jeremy Stephens’ night early with a liver shot @ UFC Fight Night: Calgary on July 28th

Michele Martignoni ties for fastest knockout in Bellator history @ Bellator 203 on July 14th

Raoni Barcelos is successful in his debut with a vicious combo against Kurt Holobaugh @ UFC Fight Night: Boise on July 14th

Recap & Highlights: LFA 56 – LFA ends the calendar year with a new lightweight champion

The LFA ended the calendar year with an exciting card that crowned a new lightweight champion. All but one fight ended in a finish, with hot prospect Youssef Zalal extending his unbeaten streak, Demarques Jackson making a case for the next title shot and Austin Hubbard upsetting Killys Mota for that lightweight title.

Middleweight Bout: Dante Schiro def. Robert Gidron via submission (arm triangle) 2:25, R1

Schiro immediately went for the takedown and worked his way into an arm triangle for the win, almost made it look too easy.

Featherweight Bout: Youssef Zalal def. Steven Merrill via submission (D’Arce choke) 3:22, R1

The first round began with a bad break in the action after Zalal held on to the fence where Merrill was working on a single leg; when Merrill went for another single leg, Zalal caught him with a knee coming in but Merrill got up and rocked Zalal with a right. Shortly after, the fight found it’s way to the ground where Zalal was able to lock in a D’Arce choke. In the post-fight interview, the undefeated prospect told Sean Shelby to give him a call.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Alton Cunningham def. Erick Murray, Jr. via TKO (punches) 1:53, R2

After a 1st round full of grappling exchanges, Cunningham brought the fight to the mat in the 2nd and finished off Murray, Jr. with ground and pound. During the post-fight interview, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum Cunningham called for another shot in the UFC.

Welterweight Bout: Jonathon Thomson def. Ange Loosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)

Thomson hands Loosa his first professional loss in the first fight of the night to go the distance.

165lb. Catchweight Bout: Demarques Jackson def. Bobby Lee via submission (guillotine choke) 2:11, R1

Bobby Lee shot for a takedown and when Jackson was trying to get himself up at the cage he was able to lock in a guillotine. Could a fight with the next lightweight champion be next?

LFA Lightweight Championship: Austin Hubbard def. Killys Mota via TKO (punches) 4:45, R5

After a fairly dominant 1st round for Killys Mota, Austin Hubbard took over in the second and didn’t let up, winning the next three rounds. In the 5th round, Hubbard had Mota finished, but the ref wouldn’t call it, it took about over a minute and the crowd booing to get the referee to finally call it off. Austin Hubbard is your new LFA lightweight champion.

 

Live Results – LFA 56: Hubbard Vs. Mota

Friday, December 7th – Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota

LFA is ending the calendar year with a lightweight title fight. Elevation Fight Team’s Austin Hubbard will challenge undefeated Brazilian Killys Mota for the vacant strap. Longtime LFA/RFA vet Bobby Lee takes on Demarques Jackson, who just scored a win over in Bellator this past summer, in the co-main event.

The main card kicks off @ 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT on AXS TV.

Main Card (AXS TV 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT)

  • LFA Lightweight Championship: Austin Hubbard def. Killys Mota via TKO (punches) 4:45, R5
  • 165lb. Catchweight Bout: Demarques Jackson def. Bobby Lee via submission (guillotine choke) 2:11, R1
  • Welterweight Bout: Jonathon Thomson def. Ange Loosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Alton Cunningham def. Erick Murray, Jr. via TKO (punches) 1:53, R2
  • Featherweight Bout: Youssef Zalal def. Steven Merrill via submission (D’Arce choke) 3:22, R1
  • Middleweight Bout: Dante Schiro def. Robert Gidron via submission (arm triangle) 2:25, R1