LFA are set to showcase 13 undefeated fighters during their LFA 101 card on Friday night. Sitting atop the eight-fight card from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA, is a light heavyweight bout between Anthony Kalani and Tee Cummins.
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Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Main Card (9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CST) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 8: Anthony Kalani (5-0) vs. Tee Cummins (2-0) (Light Heavyweight)
Cummins Floors Kalani With Two-Punch Combination For Win
Tee Cummins had an abrupt win in the main event, landing a two-punch combination of hooks to drop Anthony Kalani in the third round of the main event.
The stoppage win for Cummins came after a close stand-up battle between the light heavyweights in the previous rounds.
The fight was Cummins’ return to MMA after competing twice in bare-knuckle boxing bouts. Cummins continued his career-long streak of stoppage wins in MMA with the victory.
Kalani took his first pro loss in MMA. He entered the bout on Friday with five wins, including four via stoppage.
Kalani missed weight for the light heavyweight bout by four pounds on Thursday.
Bout 7: Jalin Fuller (4-0) vs. Treston Vines (4-0) (Welterweight)
Fuller Stops Vines With First-Round Right Hook
Jalin Fuller prevailed in a hectic one-round striking battle against Treston Vines, dropping him with a combination of strikes in the first round
Fuller connected with a right hook that dropped Vines in the first round, ending the fight. The fight was Fuller’s second knockdown in a hectic one-round performance.
Vines knocked Fuller down with a right hook in the first minute of the fight. Fuller scored his first knockdown by countering a shot with a left hook.
Fuller missed weight for the bout, coming in six bouts over the non-championship limit.
Fuller now has five wins with four of them being in the LFA cage. His previous win was in October, where he submitted Miles Amos.
The fight was Vines’ first pro loss through five fights.
Bout 6: Mark Climaco (4-0) vs. Pololu Nakanelua (4-0) (Flyweight)
Climaco Controls With Grappling Nakanelua For Decision Win
Mark Climaco’s dominant grappling helped extend his undefeated record on Friday, defeating Pololu Nakanelua via unanimous decision after three rounds (30-27, 30-27 & 30-26).
Climaco had a dominant opening round, hurting Nakanelua on the ground with strikes and a rear naked choke attempt.
Climaco looked for another rear naked choke in the second round, although Nakanelua was able to endure the attempt. He continued to control Nakanelua with grappling throughout the final round.
Climaco was returning relatively quickly after his last win. Climaco competed on a card in February, defeating Rafael Nunes within a round with strikes.
Nakanelua was given his first loss after earning four wins as a pro.
Bout 5: Miguel Jacob (4-0) vs. AJ Nichols (6-2-1) (Lightweight)
Nichols Hands Jacob First Pro Loss, Stopping Him Late With Strikes
AJ Nichols handed Miguel Jacobs his first pro loss on the main card, putting together a series of strikes on the ground to conclude a previously close battle.
Nichols was able to score a takedown in the final round, moving into a crucifix position where he landed a series of punches and elbows that made the referee stop the fight.
Nichols found himself in trouble early in the fight, as Jacob scored a knockdown with a right hand in the opening minute of the bout.
Nichols was able to regain control of the fight after the knockdown, landing numerous takedowns throughout the three rounds.
Nichols was competing for the first time after a year outside of the cage.
Jacob had a four-fight undefeated record heading into Friday. His pro record included a win in Bellator.
Bout 4: Jaqueline Amorim (2-0) vs. Taisha Gandy (0-0) (Strawweight)
Amorim Earns Submission Win In Only 33 Seconds
Jaqueline Amorim needed only 33 seconds to pick up a win on Friday, submitting Taisha Gandy with a rear naked choke.
Amorim was quick to score a takedown to start the fight. She moved into full mount almost immediately before taking the back of Gandy to secure the choke.
Still in her rookie year as a pro, the fight was Amorin’s third win.
Gandy was making her pro debut in the bout.
Bout 3: Alden Coria (3-0) vs. Rashaad Robinson (3-1) (Flyweight)
Coria Stops Robinson With Strikes To Earn Fourth Pro Win
Alden Coria earned his fourth pro win on Friday, stopping Rashaad Robinson early in the second round with strikes.
Coria wobbled Robinson in the first minute of the second round with a punch. A high volume of shots on the ground afterwards eventually persuaded the referee to end the fight.
The fight was Coria’s second LFA appearance. He had his first LFA fight back in September, where he submitted Calvin Harbaugh within a round.
Robinson was returning after picking up a win against Aldheir Romero two months ago.
Bout 2: Hunter Colvin (2-0) vs. Obinwa Ikebunna (2-0) (Middleweight)
Colvin Finishes LFA Debut Early With Rear Naked Choke
Hunter Colvin used his grappling to earn a quick win on the main card, submitting Obinwa Ikebunna in the first round with a rear naked choke.
Colvin’s work on the ground was strong throughout, attempting numerous submissions before stopping the fight with the choke.
Colvin was confident about his grappling afterwards.
“I think I have some of the best jiu-jitsu in MMA and I want to prove it,” said Colvin in his post-fight interview.
Colvin also mentioned that he wants to go down to welterweight.
The win was Colvin’s third as a pro. His two prior fights were also first-round stoppage wins.
The fight was Ikebunna’s first loss as a pro. He won his LFA debut in his previous bout, defeating Dan Olajiga in January.
Bout 1: Elmar Umarov (2-0) vs. Cody King (1-1) (Welterweight)
Umarov Lands Ground and Pound To Win LFA Debut
Elmar Umarov picked up a quick win on the prelims, using ground and pound to stop Cody King within a round.
Umarov landed a takedown within the first minute of the fight. He eventually started to throw a high volume of punches from full guard that caused the fight to end.
The win was Umarov’s third fight as a pro. His previous bout was in 2019, where he submitted Carl Jefferson. All of his wins have come via stoppage so far.
King was also making his return to action, as his last fight was in 2018.