Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz needed just over a minute to score a win on Friday night, finishing Alessandro Gambulino with ground and pound strikes.
Ksiazkiewicz’s win headlined LFA 130, which took place at the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, North Dakota, USA.
Ksiazkiewicz dropped Gambulino early in their fight with a knee to the body. The fight then went to the ground, where Ksiazkiewicz finished the contest with ground and pound shots to his covered-up opponent.
“I knew my size would be too much. My power would be too much,” said Ksiazkiewicz following his quick and dominant win.
Ksiazkiewicz has now scored 10 wins through 11 pro bouts. His sole loss was on the 2020 season of “Dana White’s Contender Series,” where he lost a decision to Mario Sousa.
Gambulino entered Friday on a three-fight winning streak from the Brazilian regional scene, including two submission wins.
Mann Remains Undefeated
Marnic Mann remained undefeated in Friday’s co-main event, prevailing in a back-and-forth grappling battle against Kelsey Arnesen.
Mann got the win through dominant positions on the ground. In the opening round, she scored two takedowns. Arnesen had a better second round, earning her own control time on the ground.
Mann recovered in the third round by taking control on the ground. While Arnesen was able to get on top briefly, it was Mann that won most of this round.
Mann now has a pro record of five wins. She had a successful LFA debut last year, submitting Pauline Macias via triangle choke.
Arnesen was coming off her first pro win, which came against Brittany Camozzi last year.
Rose Submits Valle For First LFA Win
Hilarie Rose closed out her dominant grappling performance against Tiani Valle in the second round via submission.
Rose submitted Valle with a rear naked choke during the second frame. This came after a round that saw Rose control Valle for numerous minutes on the ground.
Rose succeeded in the first round as well, landing ground and pound from a dominant position.
Rose, a former CFFC title challenger, lost her first LFA fight last year against Ashley Nichols. She now has a win under the LFA promotional banner.
Valle had a two-fight losing streak before Friday. She lost her LFA debut in May 2021, suffering a submission defeat against Kathryn Paprocki.
Fuller Bounces Back, Wins In Welterweight Debut
Jalin Fuller had a dominant performance to get back to his winning ways Friday, submitting Gage Saunders in the first round with a rear naked choke.
Fuller hurt Saunders early in the round with strikes on the feet. After scoring a takedown and moving into full mount, Fuller switched to the back of Saunders for a rear naked choke to end the bout.
Fuller took his first pro loss late last year, losing a unanimous decision against Bruno Assis. He had an undefeated record of five pro wins before then, including four LFA fights.
“That fight with Bruno [Assis] made me reset my priorities,” said Fuller in his post-fight interview.
Fuller was making his first welterweight debut Friday after previously competing at lightweight.
Saunders put together a three-fight winning streak in 2021, with all of those fights ending via finish.
Flowers Earns Second In Within Two Weeks
Darrius Flowers put a sudden end to his fight against Daniel Gadley in the second round, landing a series of strikes to stop the fight.
Flowers dropped Gadley with a right hook while in a clinch position. This came after a series of hard shots that he landed that stunned Gadley on the feet.
Flowers arguably won the first round as well, using top control on the ground to land punches.
This fight was a quick turnaround for flowers. He had fought on a regional card just last week, defeating Tim Caron via unanimous decision.
Gadley was fighting for the first time in over two years. He had a four-fight winning streak from 2018 to 2020 broken with Friday’s loss.
Elekana Scores Early Finish For Fourth Pro Win
Billy Elekana scored his fourth consecutive win to open the main card, stopping Kohlman Scriber with strikes early.
Elekana first stunned Scribner with a head kick in the opening round. He then charged forward to a stunned Scribner with a series of punches, specifically connecting with his right hand frequently. After Elekana connected with his third right cross, Scribner dropped to the canvas, ending the bout.
Elekana now has a flawless pro record of four wins. He went the distance for the first time in his previous bout, defeating Jeff Nielsen on an LFA card late last year.
Elekana missed weight for the bout on Thursday, coming in five pounds over the non-championship middleweight limit.
Scribner entered Friday on a three-fight winning streak.
Main Card (9:00PM EDT / 8:00PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 8: Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz def. Alessandro Gambulino via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:29)
Bout 7: Marnic Mann def. Kelsey Arnesen via Decision, Split
Bout 6: Hilarie Rose def. Tiani Valle via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2, 3:35)
Bout 5: Jalin Fuller def. Gage Saunders via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 2:18)
Bout 4: Darrius Flowers def. Daniel Gadley via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 0:46)
Bout 3: Billy Elekana def. Kohlman Scribner via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 3:02)
Bout 2: Mark Johnson def. Wes Ogan via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 4:16)
Bout 1: Branden Brisbo def. Jorge Apalategui via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 0:44)