LFA is set to present a nine-fight card on Friday night from the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, USA. Headlining the card is undefeated Andre Petroski and Aaron Jeffery. Follow along throughout the night for live results.
Bout 1: Jared Brown def. Jake Wilson via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur Bout)
Main Card (9:00PM EDT / 8:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 9: Andre Petroski (5-0) vs. Aaron Jeffery (8-2) (Middleweight)
Jeffery Makes Comeback To Stop Petroski In The Second Round
Aaron Jeffery made a comeback to win in the main event, stopping Andre Petroski in the second round with strikes. The fight came to an end after a series of elbows and knees to the head dropped Petroski in a clinch, causing the referee to step in.
The fight went into the clinch after Petroski worked back to his feet, getting up from a takedown Jeffery landed.
Petroski had much more success earlier in the fight, putting together punches on the feet and landing a high volume of takedowns to win the first round on two of the three scorecards.
“My striking felt way off … I won it with a grappling exchange,” admitted Jeffery in his post-fight interview.
The fight ended the five-fight undefeated record that Petroski had coming into the fight.
The win was Jeffery’s debut in the LFA. His most notable fight before was a loss to Brendan Allen on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Bout 8: Sam Hughes (4-1) vs. Danielle Hindley (4-1) (Catchweight 120 lbs)
Hughes Begins Second Win Streak
Sam Hughes bounced back from her first loss as a pro in the co-main event, catching Danielle Hindley with a guillotine choke in the first round. The fight was stopped after the first round concluded after it was realized Hindley fell asleep due to the choke.
Hughes put in the cage while stopping a takedown attempt, keeping it in until the round ran out of time.
Once Hughes let the choke go because of the horn the referee noticed Hindley went unconscious and stopped the fight.
Hughes’ previous fight was a loss, being caught in an inverted triangle choke to lose a championship shot to Vanessa Demopoulos.
Hindley took the fight on short notice, replacing Cynthia Arceo.
Bout 7: Joshua Fremd (5-1) vs. Antonio Jones (7-3) (Middleweight)
Fremd Picks Up Second First-Round Victory In LFA
Joshua Fremd won his second LFA fight within a round on Friday, knocking Antonio Jones out with punches in the fourth minute.
Fremd dropped Jones with a combination of strikes late in the round. While Jones was on all fours, Fremd landed a hook to the head that knocked Jones out and stopped the fight.
Fremd called for a title fight after his win.
“If I don’t get the call [from the UFC] I want that middleweight strap,” said Fremd in his post-fight interview.
Jones came in seven pounds over the middleweight limit for the fight. This seemingly angered Fremd, who said “make weight next time” after finishing his fight.
Fremd’s previous fight was a win as well, stopping Lamar Gosey with strikes within a round in August.
Jones came into the fight on a two-fight streak of losses, losing on “Dana White’s Contender Series” and Bellator.
Bout 6: Elijah Johns (6-1) vs. Luke Faultersack (6-3) (Featherweight)
Johns Continues LFA Streak of Wins
Elijah Johns picked up his fifth-straight LFA win on the main card, taking a decision victory over Luke Faultersack.
Johns found success with striking in the clinch in the final two rounds of the fight, cutting Faultersack open with his striking in the position.
Faultersack was able to land takedowns early in the fight, although Johns was always quick to get back to the feet. Johns score his own takedowns in the fight as well.
Faultersack had a strong first round, scoring three takedowns against Johns in the round.
The fight snapped a three-fight streak of wins that Faultersack had.
Bout 5: Justin Wetzell (5-1) vs. Teshay Gouthro (3-0) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Wetzells Out-Wrestles Gouthro To A Scorecard Victory
A heavy wrestling and grappling performance saw Justin Wetzell defeat Teshay Gouthro via decision after three rounds. While Wetzell won, all three scorecards marked a round down for Gouthro as well.
Wetzell’s best round was his last, scoring two takedowns and attempting numerous submissions while in control.
While Wetzell scored a higher volume of takedowns, Gouthro was able to control the second round with his own takedowns.
The win was Wetzell’s fifth-straight as a pro. His previous fight was in November of 2019, defeating Michael Aquila on an LFA card.
Gouthro came into the fight after three wins on the regional Canadian scene.
Per the LFA broadcast, the Wetzell missed the window to weigh-in on Thursday, although he did make weight for the fight eventually.
The fighters seemingly had a rivalry leading into the fight, with Gouthro refusing to touch gloves just before they started.
Wetzell was in the face of Gouthro after the third round finished, although the fighters shoot hands eventually.
Bout 4: Trevor Wells (3-1) vs. Carlos Hernandez (5-1) (Flyweight)
Hernandez Earns Sixth-Straight Win
Earning his sixth-straight win was a pro, Carlos Hernandez took a decision victory over Trevor Wells. Hernandez showed strong striking and ground control to be favoured on the scorecards.
The win was the first for Hernandez in LFA.
The first two rounds of the fight were mostly on the feet, with both fighters keeping a high volume of punches.
Hernandez controlled most of the third round, scoring a takedown
Wells’ previous win was in Combate, defeating Paul Elizondo Jr. via decision.
Bout 3: Joshua DaSilveira (2-0) vs. Fernando Alvarado (1-1) (Light Heavyweight)
DaSilveira Stops Alvarado Late To Win LFA Debut
Joshua DaSilveira won in his LFA debut to start the main card, stopping Fernando Alvarado in the third round with an arm triangle choke. The victory came after two previous rounds that showed SaSilveira’s skills with striking and grappling.
Alvarado also lost in his previous fight, being stopped in the second minute by Leon Klee on a KOTC card.
The fight was DaSilveira’s third-straight win as a pro. His previous win was in August, defeating Cody Rolling on an SFT card.
Bout 2: John Pham (2-0) vs. Christian Rodriguez (3-0) (Bantamweight)
Rear Naked Choke Earns Rodriguez Fourth Victory
Christian Rodriguez picked up his fourth win as a pro on the prelims, stopping John Pham in the second round with a rear naked choke. The controlling performance from Rodriguez saw him score numerous takedowns and look for many submissions before getting the finish.
The fight was Rodriguez’s return to LFA. He picked up his first LFA victory in February, defeating Jason Huntley at LFA 82.
Pham’s two-fight undefeated streak was stopped in the fight.