LFA 92: Wirth vs. Askar Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage of LFA 92. Live coverage of the event can be viewed here.

Quick Results:

Main Card (9:00PM EDT / 8:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 1: Christian Natividad def. Jose Holguin via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:29)

Bout 2: Slava Borshchev def. Ali Zebian via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 3: Rodney Kealohi def. Mefi Monterroso via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:30)

Bout 4: Ricky Furar def. Jacob Thrall via TKO, Injury (RD 3, 1:08)

Bout 5: Dakota Bush def. Brian Del Rosario via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 2:38)

Bout 6: Antonio dos Santos Jr. def. Andre Fialho via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 7: Askar Askar def. Kevin Wirth via Decision, Unanimous

Play-by-Play:

Bout 1: Christian Natividad (1-0) vs. Jose Holguin (0-0) (Bantamweight)

Natividad came forward in the first minute with a right and left hook that dropped Holguin. He landed a right hook to Holguin on the ground that knocked him out and ended the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Natividad
Holguin

Bout 2: Slava Borshchev (1-0) vs. Ali Zebian (4-1) (Lightweight)

Borshchev landed a hard leg kick early in the fight. Borshchev also connected with teep kicks to the body. Zebian got a takedown after absorbing a few more kicks. Zebian landed some punches from the top. The fight went back to the feet a minute-and-a-half into the fight. Borshchev landed more kicks before Zebian scored his second takedown. Borshchev was able to work back to his feet and return to striking with half of the round left. Borshchev was able to resist a takedown in the third minute of the round. Zebian put Borshchev against the cage for a minute.

Zebian tried for a single leg takedown to start the second round, although Borshchev was able to back up to the cage and stay on his feet. The fight left the clinch a minute into the round. Leg kicks started to wobble Zebian. Zebian scored a takedown halfway through the round, moving into half guard quickly. Borshchev got to his feet in under a minute. Zebian was able to get another takedown in the fourth minute of the round. Zebian held Borshchev against the cage for the final minute of the fight.

Borshchev blocked a takedown attempt early in the third round. Both fighters were tired, although active with kicks on the feet. Numerous takedown attempts were easily stopped by Borshchev later in the round. Zebian attempted numerous takedowns in the final round. Borshchev put together punches on the feet throughout the round. After three rounds, Borshchev was given a unanimous decision win (29-28, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Borshchev 9 10 10 29
Zebian 10 9 9 28

Bout 3: Mefi Monterroso (5-1) vs. Rodney Kealohi (4-1) (Flyweight)

Kealohi started the fight with a body kick. Monterroso landed a left cross that seemingly hurt Kealohi. Monterroso dropped while charging forward with a strike as Kealohi landed a knee to the body. Kealohi landed strikes on the ground until the referee stopped the fight. Monterroso screamed while on the ground.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Monterroso
Kealohi

Bout 4: Jacob Thrall (6-3-1) vs. Ricky Furar (4-2) (Bantamweight)

Furar shot for a takedown early. Thrall tried for a guillotine while mounted on Furar, who was standing up. Furar eventually slammed Thrall down, although the choke was still in. Furar popped out of the choke in the second minute, taking the back of Thrall after. Thrall got to his feet in the third minute of the fight. Furar took the fight to the ground after throwing down Thrall. Furar moved into side control while on top. The fight returned to the feet with a minute left in the round. Furar got a takedown shortly after Thrall attempted one of his own.

Thrall opened the second round by landing a few leg kicks. Furar slammed Thrall down in the second minute of the round. He took side control after escaping another guillotine choke attempt by Thrall. Thrall was able to sweep and take top position. He moved back to his back while putting Furar in a guillotine choke. Furar got on the back of Thrall, putting in a rear naked choke with two minutes to work. Thrall was able to escape the choke by flipping onto his back. Thrall got to his feet in the final minute of the round with Furar pressed against him. Thrall pulled guard while trying for a guillotine choke. Furar slipped out of the choke and held half guard until the round concluded.

Furar landed a left uppercut in the first minute of the final round. A pause came after a groin shot dropped Furar. The fight resumed shortly after. Furar threw Thrall down for a takedown. Thrall immediately screamed about one of his legs being injured, stopping the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Thrall 9 9
Furar 10 10

Bout 5: Dakota Bush (6-2) vs. Brian Del Rosario (5-3) (Lightweight)

Bush scored a takedown after advancing with a combination of punches on Del Rosario. Bush moved into side control quickly. Bush took the back of Del Rosario with half of the round left. Bush landed a few punches before putting in a rear naked choke. Del Rosario tapped out, although he was put unconscious by the choke before the referee stopped the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Bush
Del Rosario

Bout 6: Andre Fialho (10-3) vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. (8-4) (Catchweight 180 lbs)

 

The fight opened with a high volume of kicks from both fighters. Fialho was very active with kicks on the feet. The fighters exchange with wild hooks of combinations every once in a while in the second half of the round. 

Dos Santos Jr. backed Fialho up to the cage after connecting with a series of punches in the second round. A hook from Fialho in the third minute of the fight clearly rocked Dos Santos Jr. Fialho kept coming forward with hard punches, although Dos Santos Jr. was able to survive. Fialho got a takedown in the fourth minute of the round. They got up in a clinch with a minute left. While Dos Santos Jr. seemed rocked, he scored a three-punch combo on the feet that seemingly rocked Fialho. Fialho took the back of Dos Santos Jr. as they went to the ground. 

Dos Santos Jr. made Fialho back up early in the third round with punches. Fialho failed to get a takedown in the second minute of the round. Leaving the clinch, a very tired Dos Santos Jr. landed three clean punches to Fialho. Dos Santos Jr. stopped a takedown, being able to take half guard on top with two minutes to go. Dos Santos Jr. moved into side control. The referee stood them up with 30 seconds to go in the fight. The fight stayed in a clinch until the round ran out of time. After 15 minutes of action, Dos Santos Jr. got the win (29-28, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Fialho 9 10 9 28
Dos Santos Jr. 10 9 10 29

Bout 7: Kevin Wirth (8-1) vs. Askar Askar (10-1) (Bantamweight)

Askar shot for a takedown right off the bat that Wirth was able to avoid. He landed a right hook in the first minute that seemingly hurt Wirth. Askar landed a two-punch combo within the minute that dropped Wirth. Askar took top position on the ground after the knockdown. Askar tried to get on the back of Wirth in the third minute, although Wirth was able to escape and return to the feet. Askar walked Wirth down on the feet with strikes. Wirth got a takedown from a clinch in the fourth minute of the fight. Askar got back to his feet after threatening an armbar for a moment. Askar advanced on Wirth on the feet until the round ran out of time.

Askar got a double leg takedown in the opening minute of the second round. Wirth was able to take a top position of his own in the second minute of the round. Askar got to his feet shortly after Wirth got up. Wirth seemingly slipped after throwing a punch. Wirth had better moments on the feet with striking late in the round as opposed to the first round.

Like the rounds before, Askar started the third round by pressuring forward with strikes. Askar slammed Wirth with a double leg takedown in the second minute of the round. Askar moved into half guard where he threw punches. Wirth got up for the closing moments of the fight. Askar got the win in his main event performance (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Wirth 9 9 9 27
Askar 10 10 10 30

 

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