LFA will wrap up their 2021 schedule on Friday night with a long 18-fight card from the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA. In the headlining spot of the card, prospects Mayra Cantuaria and Jamie Horth will fight to become the new LFA Flyweight Champion.
Follow along throughout the evening for updates on the card.
Bout 1: Sam Norris def. Lad Fisk via Decision, Split (Amateur)
Bout 2: Bodie Fitzsimonds def. Andrew Wilson via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur)
Bout 3: Mitch Wilson def. Hayden Frym via Decision, Split (Amateur)
Bout 4: Anteze Howard def. Gunner Charbonneau via Submission, Triangle Choke (RD 2, 1:30) (Amateur)
Bout 5: Jackson McVey def. Seth Swinehart via Submission, Triangle Choke (RD 2, 1:00) (Amateur)
Bout 6: Joey Hart def. Dalton Albrent via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur)
Bout 7: Cooper Hays def. Jason Alvarez via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 1:52) (Amateur)
Bout 8: Santos Verdinez def. Pedro Lopez via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 1, 1:00) (Amateur)
Bout 9: Dylan Willey def. Coty Milhausen via Submission, Armbar (RD 1, 3:44)
Bout 10: Quang Le def. Austin Robinson via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:12)
Bout 11: Mitch McKee def. Frank Posko via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 0:28)
Bout 12: Miguel Sanson def. Sean Stebbins via Decision, Split
Main Card (9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CST) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 18: Mayra Cantuaria (9-3-1) vs. Jamie Horth (4-0) (Vacant LFA Flyweight Championship)
Undefeated Horth Submits Cantuaria To Earn Flyweight LFA Belt
Jamie Horth secured a third-round rear naked choke submission against Mayra Cantuaria to become the new LFA Flyweight Champion in the main event.
Horth took the back of Cantuaria after a series of punches on the ground. She got her choke under the chin of Cantuaria, forcing a tap eventually.
Horth succeeded earlier in the fight as well, taking controlling positions on the ground in previous rounds of the fight as well.
Horth was making her U.S. debut after attaining four wins in Canada. Her appearance on Friday was her first fight since February 2020.
Horth is only the third flyweight champion in LFA’s history. Previous champs, Andrea Lee and Sabina Mazo, are both on the UFC roster.
Cantuaria was given the title shot after putting together an extensive six-fight winning streak over the past three years.
Bout 17: Bruno Assis (11-5) vs. Jalin Fuller (5-0) (Middleweight)
Experienced Assis Defeats LFA Veteran Fuller
Bruno Assis ended the five-fight undefeated run of Jalin Fuller in the co-main event, fighting to a hard-fought unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).
Fuller started the fight strong, dropping Assis in the opening minute with a left cross. Things turned worrying for him in the following minutes, as work on the ground nearly took him out of the bout.
Assis got the fight to the ground later in the first round. He then attempted numerous submissions, including an armbar that was stopped due to the round running out of time.
Assis knocked out the mouthpiece of Fuller with a combination of shots in the second round. It was hit out of his mouth again roughly a minute later as Assis scored with a punch and earned a takedown.
Fuller had a good end to the second round, hurting Assis with ground and pound shots from full guard. He was threatened by an armbar once again before the round ran out of time.
Assis scored a takedown from a clinch position early in the third round. He then spent most of the round in side control, where he scored with short shots.
Assis, a former Brave CF fighter, was making his LFA debut. He joined the promotion after attaining two consecutive submission wins in Titan FC.
Fuller had five pro wins before, which includes four in LFA.
The fight Friday was a significantly higher challenger for Fuller than previous opponents, as he had never fought a pro with more than four previous fights before this weekend.
Bout 16: Tony Laramie (5-2) vs. Tyus White (4-0) (Flyweight)
Laramie Wins LFA Debut, Ends Undefeated Run of White
Tony Laramie handed Tyus White his first pro loss on Friday night, using fast striking to secure a decision win (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).
It became clear early on in his fight against White that he was the quicker and more accurate puncher. He did visible damage to the face of White in the first round,
Laramie was competing for the first time since 2019. He was making his first pro appearance outside of the Canadian regional scene.
White entered the weekend with a flawless record of four wins.
Bout 15: Royce White (0-0) vs. Daiqwon Buckley (0-0) (Heavyweight)
Buckley Wins Pro Debut, Hands Former Pro Basketball Player Buckley First Loss
Daiqwon Buckley won his pro debut on Friday night, defeating former pro basketball player Royce White via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28).
Buckley closed the distance against White often, coming in with combinations of shots or clinch positions. The majority of the final round saw Buckley keep White against the fence while attempting takedowns.
White’s best moments came due to his reach advantage, which allowed him to connect with jabs and straight punches.
Buckley was making his pro debut after taking a win and a loss in MMA.
White was a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft after being a standout power forward player in college and high school.
White first revealed his intentions to compete in MMA two years ago.
Bout 14: Felipe Martinez (3-1) vs. Henry Huff (3-1) (Featherweight)
Martinez Uses Striking To Win In Return To LFA
Felipe Martinez picked up his first LFA win, going three rounds against Henry Huff for a decision win (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).
Martinez was able to take the first two rounds of the fight by doing damage to Huff with strikes. Huff secured the final round with ground control, although it was not enough for him to earn a win.
Martinez lost his previous LFA appearance, getting stopped by Angel Pacheco in early 2020. He had picked up two wins since returning to the promotion Friday, with both of the previous fights being stoppage wins.
Huff was coming off his first pro loss, which came in July. He was making his first appearance in LFA.
Bout 13: Jeff Nielsen (0-0) vs. Billy Elekana (2-0) (Middleweight)
Elekana Picks Up Decision Over Nielsen For Third Win
Billy Elekana picked up his third pro win to open the main card, defeating Jeff Nielsen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).
Elekana used his striking to earn three rounds over Nielsen. Utilizing his height and reach advantage, Elekana out-landed Nielsen in every round.
Elekana made his pro debut in May. His win on Friday was the first time he went the distance as a pro.
Nielsen was making his pro debut. He was originally set to debut on a Bellator card in August, but that fight was thrown out due to COVID-19 protocols.
Nielsen wrapped up his amateur run with a record of six wins and one loss.