Undefeated light heavyweight Joshua Silveira will look for his third consecutive victory in LFA when fighting the returning Rafael Viana in the main event of Friday night’s card. The fight headlines LFA 106, which will take place at the Grand Hotel Casino & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA.
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A preview of the card can be read here.
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Bout 1: Ryan Charlebois def. Joseph Galaviz via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card (9:00PM EDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 2: Mando Gutierrez def. William Elliott via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 4:55)
Bout 3: Bubba Grant def. Trevor Wallace via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:36)
Bout 4: Cheyden Leialoha def. Edwin Chavez via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 5: Kyle Estrada def. Tyler Wilson via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 6: Toninho Gavinho def. Terrance McKinney via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:17)
Bout 7: Joshua Silveira def. Rafael Viana via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 0:41)
Bout 7: Joshua Silveira (4-0) vs. Rafael Viana (6-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Silveira Lands Quickest Career Win In Main Event Against Viana
Joshua Silvera’s undefeated record continued in the main event, scoring a fast submission win against returning pro Rafael Viana in the first minute.
Silveira took Viana down twice in the early going, taking his back upon securing the second takedown. From the back, Silveira immediately looked for a rear naked choke that eventually made Viana tap out.
The victory continued Silveira’s career-long streak of finishes, except this showing was his quickest thus far and his first in the main event of a show.
“I’m always ready to fight three rounds but, it is what it is. I’ll take that any day,” said Silveira in his post-fight interview.
Silveira had two LFA fights before Friday, submitting Fernando Alvarado and Matt Paul.
Viana was fighting for the first time since 2016, where he lost a title fight to Devin Clark in RFA. The bout was his first pro loss after getting six wins from 2011 to 2015.
Bout 6: Toninho Gavinho (10-4) vs. Terrance McKinney (8-3) (Lightweight)
McKinney Stops Gavinho In Just 17 Seconds
Terrance McKinney needed only 17 seconds to stop Toninho Gavinho in the co-main event, putting together a combination of a head kick and punches to score the stoppage victory.
The head kick from McKinney dropped Gavinho, opening himself up for ground and pound that forced the referee to eventually stop the fight.
McKinney’s previous performance was just slightly shorter, as he defeated Dedrek Sanders last month in only 16 seconds on a regional card.
He is now on a two-fight win streak. The wins came after two consecutive losses, which were given by now-UFC fighters Sean Woodson and Darrick Minner.
The victory was McKinney’s ninth as a pro but his first for LFA.
The loss snapped a three-fight win streak that Gavinho had. The streak, while it was spread out between three years, included two victories in the LFA cage.
Bout 5: Kyle Estrada (10-6) vs. Tyler Wilson (6-3) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Estrada Snaps Losing Streak With Win Against Wilson
Kyle Estrada snapped a two-fight skid with a scorecard win against Tyler Wilson (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28). Estrada’s damaging striking was what earned him the win after 15 minutes of action.
Estrada was able to do damage early in the fight, hurting Wilson with leg kicks and punches. There were many instances early on where Wilson was wobbled by a shot. Wilson was able to control Estrada a little more later on in the fight once it slowed down.
Estrada had lost his last two LFA bouts. He was stopped in his previous bout, losing to now-UFC fighter Kevin Natividad in 2020.
Wilson was fighting for the first time since 2019. He had lost in his prior appearance, facing Matthew DiMarcantonio on a BTC card.
Bout 4: Cheyden Leialoha (7-2) vs. Edwin Chavez (4-0) (Featherweight)
Leialoha Uses Wrestling To Win Over Previously Undefeated Chavez
Cheyden Leialoha’s wrestling skills were showcased in a three-round performance, controlling Edwin Chavez throughout their 15 minute fight (30-26, 30-27 & 30-27).
The loss was Chavez’s first as a pro through five fights. He had previously attained two wins in LFA, including a submission victory against Keilen Fantroy last year.
He missed weight on Thursday, coming in two pounds over the non-championship limit.
Leialoha is now back in the win column. His previous fight was in Bellator, where he lost on scorecards to Raufeon Stots in late 2019. He had regularly competed at bantamweight prior to his bout on Friday.
Bout 3: Trevor Wallace (4-0) vs. Bubba Grant (7-6) (Heavyweight)
Grant Wins LFA Debut, Hands Wallace First Pro Loss
Bubba Grant handed Trevor Wallace his first pro loss on Friday, stopping him in the first round with ground and pound. Grant was able to land the strikes from the back of Wallace, scoring enough unanswered punches to convince the referee end the fight.
Both fighters were connecting with hard shots earlier in the round. The bout was taken to the ground after Wallace shot for a takedown.
“I didn’t expect him to shoot [for a takedown] on me, it just worked in my favour,” said Grant in his post-fight interview.
Wallace’s four previous fights were stoppage wins. The streak included a first-minute victory over Cesar Gutierrez on an LFA card in February.
Grant was making his first appearance since late 2019.
Bout 2: Mando Gutierrez (4-1) vs. William Elliott (3-1) (Bantamweight)
Gutierrez Secures Submission In Quick Comeback
Mando Gutierrez made a one-round comeback in the first round to submit William Elliott late in the first round with a rear naked choke. The submission win for Gutierrez came after strikes did significant damage to him earlier in the frame.
Gutierrez finished the fight after showing his grappling control on the ground. After moving into full mount, Gutierrez took the back of Elliott for a rear naked choke that caused the end of the fight.
Elliott had a hot start to the fight, dropping Elliott with punches in two separate instances.
Gutierrez bounced back from a submission loss that he took to Mo Miller last year.
Elliott was making his return after being out of the cage professionally since 2018.
Bout 1: Ryan Charlebois (2-0) vs. Joseph Galaviz (2-2) (Welterweight)
Charlesbois Shows Striking Skills In Win Over Galaviz
Ryan Charlebois showed his striking skills against a tough Joseph Galaviz to earn his third pro win in the sole preliminary bout of the card (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).
Charlebois kept a wide variety of strikes and a fast pace throughout, although Galaviz was able to stay in the fight. Galaviz was in the most trouble in the opening frame when he was dropped by a punch and head kick combination.
“I threw the kitchen sink at him. He took it all,” said Charlebois, giving credit to Galaviz in his post-fight interview.
The fight was Charlesbois’ first as a pro that lasted longer than a round. He made his LFA debut in his previous bout, stopping Andrew Lipp within a round with strikes.
Galaviz is now winless in his last four fights. His three prior showings in MMA resulted in a no contest and two losses.