Josh Silveira had an explosive win to become the new LFA Light Heavyweight Champion on Friday night, putting away Tee Cummins 49 seconds into the first round with a head kick.
The quick win for Silveira headlined LFA 115, which took place at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.
Silveira, the son of American Top Team coach and former MMA fighter Marcus “Conan” Silveira, caught Cummins in the first minute, with the fight officially being called at the 49th second.
The win continued Silveira’s career-long streak of finish wins. He has earned six victories since turning pro in 2019, including three submissions in LFA.
His prior bout, a main event LFA fight in April, saw him submit Rafael Viana in just 41 seconds.
After his fight, Silveira mentioned his intention to move down to middleweight and challenge for a 185-pound belt before heading to a larger promotion.
Silveira was first set to challenge for an LFA belt in July against Jesse Murray, although that fight was later pulled from a card.
Cummins entered Friday’s main event undefeated. He had four wins as a pro, including a finish win that he earned against Anthony Kalani in an LFA main event months ago.
DQ Keeps Undefeated Run of Heiderman Alive
The co-main event had controversy, as a 25-second fight that was first thought as a stoppage win for Chad Johnson was eventually determined to be a disqualification victory for Jordan Heiderman.
The quick finishing exchange saw Johnson kick Heiderman in the head while sweeping his legs. Heiderman’s elbow was touching the canvas while the kick was thrown, making him a grounded fighter and ruling the kick illegal.
The DQ result kept Heiderman undefeated, adding a fifth win to his pro record. He had scored a submission win in his two previous LFA wins, including submission earlier this year against Anthony Garrett.
Johnson was competing for the first time in a year. His previous fight was on UFC TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series,” where he was stopped by now UFC fighter Josh Parisian.
Johnson had the crowd behind him, as he was competing in his home state of Wisconsin.
Clay Ends Performance With Darce Choke
Lucas Clay showed his slick grappling skills on Friday, submitting Jake Kozorosky in the second round with a darce choke.
Clay secured the submission after spending a minute in control on the ground. He kept a hold of the choke until the Kozorosky went to sleep, causing the fight to end.
Clay nearly finished the fight in the round before, attempting a triangle choke as the end of round horn went in the first frame.
Clay now has a four-fight win streak. He won his LFA debut early this year, fighting to a unanimous decision win over JJ Okanovich.
Kozorosky was riding the momentum of a split decision win he took over Davi Young in May.
Cooper Jr. Dominates, Extends Win Streak
Edwin Cooper Jr. had a one-sided performance against Andrew Johnson on Friday, using his wrestling, along with ground and pound skills to sweep scorecards and get a unanimous decision win.
All three rounds were very much the same for Cooper Jr., as he got Johnson down and put a beating on him.
The victory puts Cooper Jr. on a three-fight win streak over the past year in LFA. His previous bout was a stoppage win, where he defeated Robson Junior in June.
Johnson was returning, with his previous bout being a win in CFFC two years back. His fight on Friday was his first pro loss.
Undefeated Dunlap Gets Touch Decision Win Over Short-Notice Opponent
Roland Dunlap’s undefeated run rolled on Friday night, defeating short-notice opponent Ryot Waller via unanimous decision.
Dunlap’s striking mainly led him to the victory, although he was also able to secure takedowns in the fight.
Waller took the fight on short notice, stepping in to replace Bellator alum Branko Busick. The loss made his negative pro record three wins and seven losses.
Despite losing and competing under tough circumstances, Waller gave Dunlap a tough fight. He got Dunlap in trouble at times on the feet, scoring with shots that stunned and backed up the prospect.
Dunlap had won his LFA debut in April, scoring a brutal slam knockout win over Obinwa Ikebunna.
Sanson Takes Pro Debut Win, Hands Pagaoa First Loss
Miguel Sanson won his pro debut to open the main card, defeating Aupuni Pagaoa via unanimous decision after three rounds.
Pagaoa started the fight with a good first round, although it was the wrestling from Sanson later on that secured him the win.
Pagaoa started the fight out with stand-up striking, out-landing Sanson.
Sanson had a significantly better second round, controlling Pagaoa on the ground and straying active in positions with punches.
Pagaoa was able to keep the fight on the feet for most of the final round, although Sanso briefly took the fight down again for a submission attempt.
Sanson was turning pro after an undefeated four-fight amateur run.
Pagaoa won his LFA debut in April, stopping Josh Islas in just 12 seconds.
Main Card Quick Results:
Bout 6: Josh Silveira def. Tee Cummins via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:49) (Vacant LFA Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 5: Jordan Heiderman def. Chad Johnson via Disqualification, Illegal Strike (RD 1, 0:25)
Bout 4: Lucas Clay def. Jake Kozorosky via Submission, Darce Choke (RD 2, 3:11)
Bout 3: Edwin Cooper Jr. def. Andrew Johnson via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 2: Roland Dunlap def. Ryot Waller via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 1: Miguel Sanson def. Aupuni Pagaoa via Decision, Unanimous