On Friday night, LFA is set to conclude their four-week series of events from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Just like the weeks before, the promotion looks to find a new champion in the main event. Headlining the show, Bryce Logan and Jacob Rosales will battle for the vacant LFA Lightweight Championship. Follow along throughout the evening for live results.
Bout 1: Ryan Charlebois def. Andrew Lipp via KO, Punch (RD 1, 3:37)
Main Card (8:00PM EDT / 7:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 7: Bryce Logan (11-4) vs. Jacob Rosales (12-5) (Vacant LFA Lightweight Championship)
Logan Becomes LFA Champion
After a 25 minute battle, Bryce Logan won the LFA Lightweight Championship, taking a scorecard victory over Jacob Rosales. The fight saw Logan dominate as the counter-striker, avoiding a large portion of the strikes that Rosales threw.
Rosales was constantly advancing throughout the fight, although it was Logan who was dictating the fight.
“He’s a stalker, he comes straight forward so, I knew if I was on point with my lateral movement it was gonna give me some openings,” said Logan afterwards, discussing the gameplan he had.
The best moment for Logan came in the second round, where he dropped Rosales with a jab.
“I’ve had a lot of people tell me ‘how long will you do this for?’ … I just keep proving that I can keep doing it,” said Logan after the fight, talking about his journey to a championship shot.
The win moved Logan to three consecutive wins within LFA.
Bout 6: Nick Browne (9-1) vs. Ben Egli (12-3) (Lightweight)
Browne Wins Grappling Battle
A high-level grappling matchup saw Nick Browne get a decision win over Ben Egli. Both of the fighter’s abilities to escape submissions, even if they were sunk in deep, showed their grappling skill.
“That third-round definitely showed my wear,” said Browne in his post-fight interview.
Bout 5: Joaquin Buckley (9-2) vs. Jackie Gosh (8-2) (Middleweight)
Buckley Avenges 2016 Loss To Gosh
Avenging a loss from 2016, Joquin Buckley stopped Jackie Gosh in the second round with strikes. The second round saw Buckley come forward with punches until a three-punch combination dropped Gosh, ending the fight.
Gosh defeated Buckley in their first meeting, which came on a Bellator card in 2016.
“This fight meant to a lot to me to get this revenge,” said Buckley in his post-fight interview.
As Buckley was picking up his striking in the second round he was talking to Gosh, telling him to engage more.
Bout 4: Michael Stack (4-0) vs. Kai Kamaka III (6-2) (Featherweight)
Kamaka III Wins
Breaking the undefeated record of Michael Stack, Kai Kamaka III won a unanimous decision after three close rounds. The fight saw Stack win a round on all three judge’s cards.
The first two rounds were striking heavy with both fighters have their strong moments. The final round saw Kamaka III dominate for a few minutes after landing a takedown.
The win extended Kamaka III’s winning streak to four-in-a-row.
Bout 3: Keith Phatheam (2-1-1) vs. Gerald Scott (3-0) (Lightweight)
Scott Returns Following Extended Break
Returning for his first fight since 2017, Gerald Scott picked up a second-round TKO win over Keith Phatheam, retaining his undefeated record.
The stoppage came after Scott kept Phatheam grounded for many minutes. In the final minute of the second round, Scott unleashed a flurry of punches that made the referee end the bout.
“I definitely have some ring rust due to being laid off for so long,” said Scott after the fight, despite his one-sided performance.
The bout was Phatheam’s second loss in LFA, with the previous one coming in 2019 against Tyler Mathison.
Bout 2: Zac Cavender (3-1) vs. Zac Pauga (0-0) (Light Heavyweight)
Pauga Wins Pro MMA Debut
Getting his professional MMA debut win, Zac Pauga defeated Zac Cavender via unanimous decision. The win saw Pauga dominant with ground control, getting numerous takedowns where he could ground and pound.
The fight was Cavender’s second loss as a pro, with the previous also coming in an LFA bout.
“I knew Zac Cavender was good, but I knew he wasn’t Curtis Blaydes or Alistair Overeem,” said Pauga after the fight, mentioning how he trained with notable heavyweights leading up to this bout at Elevation MMA.
“I’m here to put my will on people and break them,” bragged Pauga after the fight.