Josh Silveira put on a dominant performance over Jared Revel on Friday night to make himself a two-division champion in LFA. The fight headlined LFA 119, which took place at the Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The win, which saw Silveira take all five rounds on all judge’s scorecards, made him the LFA Middleweight Champion. He earned his first belt earlier this year, defeating Tee Cummins in the first round of a bout to become the LFA Light Heavyweight Champion.
Silveira’s five-round performance on Friday night saw him use a mix of striking and grappling skills on the ground to control Revel. While Revel was never threatened with a finish from Silveira in the fight, he never had any breakthrough moments in the one-sided fight either.
Silveira now has a strong undefeated record of seven wins. Not only was his win Friday the first time he went to scorecards, it was also the first time he fought five rounds as a pro.
Revel, a Canadian prospect, entered Friday having won his previous six bouts. He was competing for the first time in over a year.
Palencia Endures Close Battle Against Begosso To Become Bantamweight Champion
Richie Palencia had a hard-fought victory in the co-main event, going five rounds against Allan Begosso to take a unanimous decision result and become the new LFA Bantamweight Champion (48-47, 48-47 & 48-47).
Palencia had to endure hard striking from Begosso at times, returning from two instances in the fight where he was nearly finished. Palencia succeeded on the ground, looking for submissions and earning takedowns.
The opening round was mostly a close battle on the feet. Palencia was dropped late in the round, as Begosso connected with an overhand left and a right cross punch. Palencia was quick to return to his feet and finish the round.
Palencia spent most of the second round putting Begosso up against the cage for a takedown attempt. Begosso tried submissions from this position, threatening a ninja choke and a guillotine choke at times.
The third round was one of the hardest to score, as the bantamweights traded shots at a stand-up range for most of the frame.
Begosso pulled guard early in the fourth round with a choke attempt. Palencia was able to escape the choke, but didn’t do much work on the ground before Begosso exploded out of the position and returned to his feet.
Palencia scored a takedown halfway through the fourth round. He dominated the rest of the round on the ground, landing knees to the body of Begosso.
Begosso hurt Palencia late in the fight, flooring him with a left hook in the fourth minute of the final round. A takedown attempt from Palencia allowed him to recover following the knockdown. Palencia eventually secured a takedown, giving him a controlling position on the ground for the final minute of the fight.
Palencia now has an undefeated record of 10 wins. This includes three previous appearances in LFA.
The fight was Begosso’s first pro loss. He has previously attained six wins, including two stoppage victories in LFA
Carpenter Earns 13-Second Knockout Win
Clayton Carpenter needed just seconds to pick up a win on Friday, knocking out Rodney Kealohi in the opening moments with a head kick.
Carpenter initially hurt Kealohi with a left hook. He then floored Kealohi with a head kick, making the referee step in and end the fight.
Carpenter now has an impressive undefeated record of five wins. He had a quick submission win in his prior showing, submitting Nick Clem with a kneebar at an LFA card in May.
Kealohi entered Friday on a four-fight winning streak that included a 2020 win in LFA.
Ramos Earns Ground and Pound Finish, Continues Strong Rookie Year
Brutal ground and pound from Dorian Ramos earned him a stoppage victory over Isaac Thomson on Friday’s card.
Ramos landed a long series of shots from a full mount position, eventually causing the referee to step in and call the bout.
The first round of the fight was a hectic battle that saw both fighters have their moments. Ramos in particular was threatened at one point in the round, as he escaped what looked like a fully extended armbar.
Ramos has now picked up three wins since making his pro debut in July. His two previous wins, which were both submission outcomes, took place in Combate Global.
The fight on Friday was Thomson’s first loss through three pro fights.
Wourms Secures Early Armbar, Hands Renteria First Pro Loss
Austin Wourms pulled off an upset on Friday’s main card, securing a quick armbar submission win over Chris Renteria.
Wourms was taken down early in the fight by Renteria. He made use of his position on his back, securing the armbar to get a tap eventually.
The fight was Renteria’s first pro loss. He had scored two wins earlier in the year, including a win against Alexander Sanchez on a Combate Global show in October.
Wourms snapped a two-fight skid in his previous showing, also submitting Tony Pike with an armbar.
Waters Finishes Bojorquez In The First For Second Pro Win
Ray Waters picked up his second pro win to open the main card, finishing Jose Bojorquez late in the first round with ground and pound shots.
Waters earned a takedown only seconds into the fight, putting Bojorquez to the canvas with force. He then remained in a dominant position for numerous minutes, and eventually scored with ground and pound shots in the fifth minute to force a stoppage.
The fight was Waters’ second win since turning pro earlier in the year. He won his debut in May, submitting LJ Portee in the first round with a rear naked choke.
Bojorquez was also coming off his first pro win, which was a first round stoppage win over Jorge Olea from July.
Main Card (10:00PM EST / 8:00PM MST) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 10: Josh Silveira def. Jared Revel via Decision, Unanimous (Vacant LFA Middleweight Championship)
Bout 9: Richie Palencia def. Allan Begosso via Decision, Unanimous (Vacant LFA Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 8: Clayton Carpenter def. Rodney Kealohi via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:13)
Bout 7: Dorian Ramos def. Isaac Thomson via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 2:27)
Bout 6: Austin Wourms def. Chris Renteria via Submission, Armbar (RD 1, 1:01)
Bout 5: Ray Waters def. Jose Bojorquez via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 4:43)
Bout 4: Moses Diaz def. Johnson Nasona via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 4:21)
Bout 3: Eric Fimbres def. Osama Awadalla via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:48)
Bout 2: Cedric Katambwa def. Ray Orsborn via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 1: Quinn Williams def. Elizabeth Torres Marquez via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:07) (Amateur