LUX Fight League 008 Live Coverage

On Friday, Valentines Day, LUX Fight League from Mexico returned for their first event in 2020. Headlining the card, Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez and Hugo Flores fought for the LUX Lightweight Championship. The event took place at the Fronton Mexico. Follow along throughout the night for live results.

Quick Results:

LUX Challenge:

Bout 1: Jose Roura def. Carlos Marques via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2)

Bout 2: David Briones def. Jesus Martinez via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 3: Erick Rodriguez def. Luis Balderas via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 3)

Bout 4: Tani Torres def. Yaneth Vidal via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 5: Jafet Herrera def. Alan Dominguez via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1)

Bout 6: Cesar Vazquez def. Luis Rey Gallegos via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 3)

Main Card:

Bout 7: Emilio Cuellar def. Alexis Ramirez via TKO, Strikes (RD 3)

Bout 8: Genaro Valdez def. Miguel Arizmendi via TKO, Strikes (RD 1)

Bout 9: Luis Ronaldo Rodriguez def. Dagoberto Da Costa via Submission, Rear Naked Choked (RD 2)

Bout 10: Daniel Vega def. Jose Marquez via TKO, Strikes (RD 1)

Bout 11: Masio Fullen def. Carlos Canada via TKO, Strikes (RD 1)

Bout 12: Sergio Cossio def. Hugo Flores via Decision, Unanimous (LUX Lightweight Championship)

Live Coverage:

7:00PM EST – LUX Challenge

Bout 1: Jose Roura (4-2) vs. Carlos Marquez (5-2) (Bantamweight)

Kicking off the “LUX Challenge” portion of the card was Carlos Marquez and Jose Roura. Both fighters were landing good singular shots early on. Roura shot for a single leg takedown halfway through the first round, getting it shortly. Marquez was quick to get back up in a clinch and then return to striking. Roura got another takedown in the final minute of the first.

Marquez was able to successfully defend a takedown in the second minute of the second round. Roura tried again a minute later but wasn’t successful. Marquez was clearly the more active striker. Roura landed a good flying knee to the body. Marquez seemingly got shaked by strikes in the fourth minute after eating a combination of punches. Roura finally got a takedown in the final minute of the second round. He got on the back of Marquez, trying for a rear naked choke. After having it in for a few moments, Marquez tapped out. Showcasing good striking and ground game, Jose Roura put an end to it in the second round.

My Scorecard

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Roura 10
Marquez 9

Bout 2: Jesus Martinez (2-5) vs. David Briones (2-0) (Middleweight)

The next fight saw Jesus Martinez and David Briones battle. Briones pulled guard with a guillotine choke seconds into the fight. Martinez escaped and took top position on the ground. Briones tried for a triangle choke from bottom position but never really got it. Briones tried for the triangle choke again a minute later, with Martinez throwing some punches while in the position. Briones kept trying and trying to finish with the choke, however, Martinez endured. Briones was in side position on Martinez’s back throwing punches in the final minute of the round.

Briones caught a kick early in the second round to bring the fight back to the ground. He got on the back of Martinez, trying for a rear naked choke. Like in the submission attempts before, Martinez endured until he found a way out of the position. Martinez was able to take top position on the ground with half of the second round to go. He landed lots of punches and elbows from the position, but never enough in a row to see a stoppage. Martinez stood up with a minute to go in the round, landing leg kicks to a grounded Briones. Briones was able to trip Martinez to get him to the ground. He tried for a heel hook but Martinez escaped.

Both fighters landed some good strikes to open the third round. Briones put Martinez against the cage in a clinch. He got a takedown, getting on the back of Martinez and focusing on strikes. He eventually tried again for the rear naked choke. He kept trying for the choke, however he would go back to landing strikes every once in a while. The fight went the distance, needing scorecards to find a winner. While Jesus Martinez showed his toughness, it didn’t mean much on the scorecards as David Briones picked up another win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Martinez 8 9 9 26
Briones 10 10 10 30

Bout 3: Erick Rodriguez (8-1) vs. Luis Balderas (3-0) (Flyweight)

The next fight was a battle between two flyweights with impressive records. Erick Rodriguez fought Luis Balderas. Both fighters had a fast pace of strikes to start the first round. Rodriguez caught a leg kick, dumping Balderas to the ground. He caught another leg kick, kicking the other leg to bring Balderas to the ground. Balderas came in with two punches and a flying knee before they went into a clinch. Rodriguez got a takedown with two minutes left in the round. Rodriguez let some strikes go from top position before the round ended.

Both fighters traded strikes to start the second round. Rodriguez got another takedown. He kept with strikes from top position until the round ended.

Balderar tried for a takedown in the first minute of the final round. Rodriguez tried for a guillotine choke while defending the takedown. Rodriguez pulled guard, bringing the fight to the ground with the choke still on. Balderas tapped out shortly after. Getting the stoppage, Erick Rodriguez put an end to his dominant performance.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Rodriguez 10 10
Balderas 9 9

Bout 4: Tani Torres (1-0) vs. Yaneth Vidal (0-0) (112 lbs)

The next fight saw pros early in their careers in Tani Torres and Yaneth Vidal compete. This fight was a debut for Vidal. Not a lot connected for either fighter in the first round, although they were both throwing a lot. Torres had some good moments with punches in the round.

The second round was purely a striking battle, like the round before. While neither fighter had a real defining moment in the round, Torres continued to be the better striker throughout.

Both fighters were able to maintain a similar pace throughout all three rounds. The round ended with Torres landing numerous knees in the clinch before the round ran out of time. The fight went all three rounds, needing judges to find the winner. When consulting them, all three had Tani Torres as the winner.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Torres 10 10 10 30
Vidal 9 9 9 27

Bout 5: Alan Dominguez (4-2) vs. Jafet Herrera (3-1) (Middleweight)

In the next match, Alan Dominguez fought Jafet Herrera. Representing Costa Rica, Herrera was one of the two fighters on this card that wasn’t from Mexico. Herrera got a takedown right off the bat. Herera got on the back of Dominguez halfway through the round. Dominguez got to his back again, where Herrara let a lot of strikes go. Herrera got on Dominguez’s back again, continuing to unload with strikes. It was extremely dominant on the ground for Herrera. Herrera put in a rear naked choke in the final minute which made Dominguez tap out. With nothing short of a brutal performance on the ground, Jafet Herrera got his fourth win as a pro.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Dominiguez
Herrera

Bout 6: Luis Rey Gallegos (4-0) vs. Cesar Vazquez (2-0) (Bantamweight)

Finishing off the “LUX Challenge” part of the card was undefeated Luis Rey Gallegos and Cesar Vazquez putting their undefeated records on the line. Vazquez was walking Gallegos down early on. Gallegos got a double leg takedown halfway through the round. Vazquez flipped the position with a minute to go. They got up with 30 seconds left, however Gallegos tried to bring it right back down to the ground.

Gallegos was approaching Vazquez with hard punches in the second round. He got another takedown halfway through the round.They got back up with over a minute to go in the round. Just like before, Gallegos was walking Vazquez down and throwing punches.

Gallegos got a takedown at the start of the third round, however got caught in a guillotine choke. It only took a few more seconds of the choke to make Gallegos tap out. Remaining undefeated, Cesar Vazquez got a stoppage win to finish the prelims.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gallegos 10 10
Vazquez 9 9

Main Card

Bout 7: Emilio Cuellar (4-1) vs. Alexis Ramirez (3-1) (Bantamweight)

Kicking off the main card was Alexis Ramirez and Eimilio Cuellar fighting. Cuellar landed a counter-right in the second minute whiched dropped Ramirez. He got back up and recovered quickly. Ramirez tried for a takedown in the final minute, although Cuellar escaped the body lock. Ramirez got on his back in the final seconds of the round, eating a few punches before the bell went.

A pause came early in the second round as Ramirez was hit in the groin. Cuellar landed a hard left hand at the end of an exchange in the fourth minute. Cuellar tried for a takedown as the round ended.

Cuellar landed a head kick which hurt Ramirez in the first minute of the final round. He followed up with a flying knee. Ramirez was wobbly, backing up around the cage. Cuellar showed patience, not charging in for the immediate finish. Ramirez got dropped by punches, getting hit by a few more on the ground before the referee stepped in. After a strong showing of his striking for three rounds, Emilio Cuellar got the win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Cuellar 10 10
Ramirez 9 9

Bout 8: Genaro Valdez (7-0) vs. Miguel Arizmendi (12-3) (Middleweight)

In the next fight, undefeated Genaro Valdez went up against the more experienced Miguel Arizmendi. Valdez got a takedown in the first minute of the fight. Valdez stayed in top position for half of the round, although didn’t do much before they got up to the feet again. Valdez got another takedown with two minutes to go. Valdez landed hard strikes this time, scoring elbows from above. Valdez picked up his pace of punches, continuing until the referee stepped in and ended it. Remaining undefeated, Genaro Valdez got a quick win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Valdez
Arizmendi

Bout 9: Luis Ronaldo Rodriguez (9-1) vs. Dagoberto Da Costa (7-1) (Bantamweight)

Going back to the bantamweight division, the next fight had Luis Ronaldo Rodriguez and Dagoberto Da Costa fight. Da Costa was walking down Rodriguez at the start, however Rodriguez was landing the strikes. Da Costa hopped on the back of Rodriguez, bringing the fight to the ground. He attempted a rear naked choke. Rodriguez was able to escape the choke and flip over. They stood back up with two minutes to go in the first round. Da Costa got a trip takedown, getting on the back of Rodriguez again. In even less time, Rodriguez flipped into full guard again. Rodriguez landed lots of hard punches as the round wrapped up.

Rodriguez opened the second round with a flying knee that hurt Da Costa. Rodriguez landed a flurry of punches on the ground from top position. Da Costa kept getting hit with punches. Rodriguez put in a choke, when the referee decided to end the fight. Starting fast in the second round, Luis Ronaldo Rodriguez didn’t leave it to the judges.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Rodriguez 9
Da Costa 10

Bout 10: Jose Marquez (6-0) vs. Daniel Vega (9-1) (145 lbs)

Undefeated Jose Marquez faced Daniel Vega in the next fight. Marquez was advancing with combinations early in the fight. They both got dropped at the same time by jabs in the third minute. Vega got up and got on top of Marquez, throwing punches from the top. He switched onto the back of Marquez, putting in a rear naked choke which made him tap out. In a fast and wild round, Daniel “Danger” Vega got his first win in LUX.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Marquez
Vega

Bout 11: Masio Fullen (12-7) vs. Carlos Canada (15-7) (145 lbs)

The co-main event of the show saw Masio Fullen and Carlos Canada battle. Canada got a takedown in the first minute. Fullen stood back up shortly after still in a clinch. Fullen got a takedown in the second minute. Fullen kept on with strikes until the referee ended the fight. In quick fashion, Masio Fullen got it done. Canada was very slow to get up.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Fullen
Canada

Bout 12: Sergio Cossio (26-7-1) vs. Hugo Flores (8-2) (LUX Lightweight Championship)

 

In the main event of the evening, Sergio Cossio and Hugo Flores fought for the LUX Lightweight Championship. Cossio came into this fight on a three-fight winning streak, all of those wins being in the LUX promotion. The first round had a feeling out process. Cossio tried for a takedown in the fourth minute, although they never got to stay on the ground.

There was some close striking, just like the first round, at the start of the second round. Flores got in a clinch halfway through the second round, separating moments later. Cossio was very defensive as the second round was nearing it’s end. Cossio tried for a takedown but couldn’t as the clock ran out.

Cossio came out aggressively early in the third round. Flores landed a right cross with shoot Cossio. Flores hurt Cossio again a minute later with strikes. While Cossio got hurt, he would cleanly eat a lot of shots and fight through it. Flores ended a clinch with a two-punch combination to the head.

The striking slowed down in the fourth round. Cossio clinched up a couple of times in the round, never getting a takedown from it. Cossio landed some good punches in the final minute. Flores was taken to his knees, but he got back up right after. Cossio got a trip takedown as the round ended.

Flores shot for a takedown a minute into the fifth round, although Cossio stopped it. Cossio got a takedown in the third minute of the fight. Flores got up moments after. Cossio landed an elbow as they separated. Cossio pushed the pace for the whole round. In the final minute, it felt like both of them were throwing everything at eachother. Cossio got a takedown. He landed a few strikes from the top position before they got up again. Cossio got a takedown with 20 seconds to go. They stood back up and traded slow, fatigued punches as the bell went. When going to the scorecards, it was a unanimous decision that gave the win to Sergio Cossio, making him the new LUX Lightweight Champion.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total
Cossio 10 9 9 10 10 48
Flores 9 10 10 9 9 47

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