LFA 101: The Undefeated Preview

LFA will put a focus on undefeated talent on Friday night, presenting “The Undefeated” from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA. The nine-fight card will showcase 13 undefeated fighters, including two in the main event between Anthony Kalani and Tee Cummins.

Here’s a preview of the card.

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Bout 1: Elmar Umarov (2-0) vs. Cody King (1-1) (Welterweight)

In the sole bout on the preliminary card, Elmar Umarov will fight Cody King in a welterweight fight. Both fighters will be returning after an extended period outside of the cage.

Umarov picked up his second pro win in March of 2019, submitting Carl Jefferson with a guillotine choke. King’s last fight, which goes even farther back to March of 2018, saw him get submitted by Rocky Rosas.

Main Card (9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CST) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 2: Hunter Colvin (2-0) vs. Obinwa Ikebunna (2-0) (Middleweight)

Explosive fighters Hunter Colvin and Obinwa Ikebunna will fight during Friday’s main card. Both fighters have had quick pro careers, as all of their fights have happened within a round each.

Colvin is entering his first LFA fight on Friday. He competed twice in his rookie year as a pro, stopping both of his opponents with strikes within two minutes.

Ikebunna has already been seen on LFA programming. The undefeated middleweight appeared at LFA 98 in January, submitting Dan Olajiga within a minute with an armbar.

Bout 3: Alden Coria (3-0) vs. Rashaad Robinson (3-1) (Flyweight)

Flyweights Alden Coria and Rashaad Robinson will meet during LFA’s main card on Friday.

Coria had a successful LFA debut in the Fall, submitting Calvin Harbaugh within a round at LFA 90. The win was the third in his pro record.

Robinson bounced back from his sole pro loss in January, earning a decision against Aldheir Romero.

This fight was originally scheduled to take place at LFA 100 in February, although it was later moved to this date.

Bout 4: Jaqueline Amorim (2-0) vs. Taisha Gandy (0-0) (Strawweight)

Taisha Gandy will make her pro debut when fighting Jaqueline Amorim on Friday. Amorim gets the LFA bout after winning two fights last year on the Brazilian regional scene.

Bout 5: Miguel Jacob (4-0) vs. AJ Nichols (6-2-1) (Lightweight)

The sole lightweight fight on the card will be between Miguel Jacob and AJ Nichols. Jacob has been undefeated through four bouts, fighting to scorecards in all appearances. His last win was on a big stage, as he defeated David Pacheco on a Bellator card in early January.

Nichols competes on Friday’s card after a year outside of action. He will pick up where he left off with a 2019 campaign that saw him earn two submission victories.

Bout 6: Mark Climaco (4-0) vs. Pololu Nakanelua (4-0) (Flyweight)

In one of many fights on the card that see two fighters wager their undefeated records, Mark Climaco will fight Pololu Nakanelua on the main card.

Climaco is taking a fight on Friday just weeks after his last win. The 23-year-old last fought on February 26th, where he stopped Rafael Nunes within a round with strikes. He is now taking this fight on short notice, taking the place of Mitch Raposo.

Nakauela has picked up four wins since going pro in 2018. He picked up his first submission win in his last bout, stopping Richard Barnard in February of 2020.

Bout 7: Jalin Fuller (4-0) vs. Treston Vines (4-0) (Welterweight)

Returning for his third appearance under LFA, Jalin Fuller will face fellow undefeated welterweight Treston Vines in the co-main event.

Fuller competed twice in LFA last year, picking up two stoppage wins in his appearances. After stopping Gabe Rodriguez in a mere 12 seconds, Fuller returned to submit Miles Amos in October.

He is booked against Vines, who enters LFA after a four-fight pro career that consists solely of stoppage wins. His last fight was just two months back, where he stopped Sedric Johnson in the second minute of a fight.

Fuller missed weight for the bout, coming in six bouts over the non-championship limit.

Bout 8: Anthony Kalani (5-0) vs. Tee Cummins (2-0) (Light Heavyweight)

Undefeated light heavyweights will be the focus in the main event on Friday night. Both making their LFA debuts, Anthony Kalani and Tee Cummins will compete in a three-round bout.

Kalani has been quickly attaining wins since debuting in 2018. He had another fast showing back in March of 2020, as he stopped Devin Harden in less than two minutes with strikes.

Cummins will be returning to MMA on Friday. Cummins’ last two combat sports appearances were under bare-knuckle boxing rules, winning bouts in July and September of 2020.

Cummins’ two MMA fights are stoppage wins from the past two years.

Kalani missed weight for the light heavyweight bout by four pounds, as reported by Tyler Treese of Sherdog.

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