Jose Delano Takes Decision Win Over Michael Stack, But Doesn’t Win LFA Belt Due To Weight Miss

Jose Delano picked up a win in the main event of an LFA card this weekend, although he wasn’t able to earn the featherweight title that was at stake.

Delano went five rounds against Michael Stack to defeat the fellow featherweight via unanimous decision in front of his home crowd at the Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.

But Delano missed weight for the fight on Thursday, meaning the vacant featherweight belt wouldn’t go to him if he won the fight.

Stack still had a chance to earn a belt in the fight, but his loss on Friday meant that the belt remained without a titleholder afterward. Previous champion, Bruno Souza, vacated his belt in 2021 after signing a UFC contract.

Delano’s victory saw him win rounds by remaining active on the feet and finding openings on the ground. The Brazilian prospect never rocked Stack during stand-up exchanges, but landed the better shots and picked up numerous rounds from these instances alone.

Stack scored a takedown in the third, but that didn’t do many favors for him. He found himself in trouble late in the third round, getting caught in a guillotine choke before the round ran out of time.

Later on, Delano notched control time on the ground briefly.

Delano came in five pounds over the championship limit for the bout. He won his LFA debut three months prior, defeating Jonas Bilharinho in the main event of a card from Brazil. While not a champion, Delano does boast a strong record of 11 wins and just two losses.

Stack was given the title bout after putting together six wins through seven pro fights.

Talundzic Remains Undefeated

Undefeated Haris Talundzic scored his fifth pro victory in Friday’s co-main event, defeating Bahatebole Batebolati in a unanimous decision result.

Talundzic had a well-rounded performance throughout the fight, using his striking on the feet to win the bout.

On top of his struggles against attacks from Talundzic, Batebolati was also deducted a point in the second round for grabbing gloves.

Talundzic has now scored four wins since debuting in 2019, including four fights in the LFA.

Batebolati entered with a strong record from the regional scene in China.

Waters Scores Late Knockout To Save Performance

Trey Waters erased a lengthy lead of Benjamin Bennett with just one strike, knocking him out with a knee to the head late in their fight.

Waters knocked Bennett out with just 23 seconds left in their fight. This strike came shortly after the referee separated the welterweights from a clinch position.

The sudden finish gave Waters a win after struggling earlier in the fight. Bennett was aggressive on the feet in earlier minutes, coming forward with combinations of strikes and clinches.

Waters now has a strong undefeated pro record of six wins. He had a stand-out 2021 in particular, scoring four wins in the year.

Bennett entered this weekend with three wins, including a previous LFA fight and a Brave CF appearance.

Charlebois Takes First Loss Due To Disqualification

Illegal strikes from Ryan Charlebois caused a sudden end to his fight, disqualifying him and scoring Jeremiah Curtright a victory.

The welterweight fight started as a dominant performance for Charlebois. He took Curtright down early and earned half guard. From this position, he started to unload with punches.

At one point during the exchange, Curtright turned the back of his head to Charlebois while strikes were being thrown. Charlebois continued to throw punches, landing to the back of Curtright’s head numerous times.

Because of these shots, the referee stepped in. It was decided shortly after that Curtright couldn’t continue, causing the bout to come to an end.

While the win didn’t come in a way he likely wanted, Curtright’s appearance Friday put him back into the win column after losing against Sarek Shields at LFA 122 earlier this year.

Charlebois took his first pro loss on Friday’s bout. He previously earned two wins in LFA from 2020 to 2021.

Jones Bounces Back With Fast Victory

Jacobi Jones bounced back from his sole pro loss on Friday night, using his explosive striking to pick up an early corner stoppage victory over Riley Wiseman.

Jones opened a cut on the head of Wiseman in the third minute of the fight when he unloaded with a combination of shots that dropped him. After a slight pause in the action, Wiseman’s corner threw in the towel to end the fight.

Jones had his three-fight undefeated record suddenly stopped earlier this year, suffering an early submission defeat against Austin Wourms.

Wiseman was aiming to score his third pro win in this fight. He won his LFA debut earlier this year, defeating Bryen Dao via submission.

Tynan Secures Quick Submission In Second Pro Appearance

Heavyweight Ben Tynan had a quick win to open the card, submitting Trevor Wallace with an arm triangle choke.

Tynan applied the choke from full mount, causing Wallace to tap out once it was put in. The finish came in just the second minute of the bout, shortly after he scored a double leg takedown.

Tynan won his pro debut in March, stopping Cody Sheronick in just 45 seconds with strikes. After his win, he called out “any heavyweight.”

Wallace was returning after taking his first pro loss last year, losing against Bubba Grant at LFA 106.

Quick Results

Main Card (10:00PM EDT / 7:00PM PDT) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 13: Jose Delano def. Michael Stack via Decision, Unanimous (Vacant LFA Featherweight Championship)

Bout 12: Haris Talundzic def. Bahatebole Batebolati via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 11: Trey Waters def. Benjamin Bennett via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 4:37)

Bout 10: Jeremiah Curtright def. Ryan Charlebois via DQ, Illegal Strikes (RD 1, 3:15)

Bout 9: Jacobi Jones def. Riley Wiseman via TKO, Corner Stoppage (RD 1, 2:09)

Bout 8: Ben Tynan def. Trevor Wallace via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 1, 1:33)

Preliminary Card

Bout 7: Jota Ninomiya def. Ricky Field via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:34)

Bout 6: Llorrvic Acevedo def. Aasin Liberato via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 1, 4:36)

Bout 5: Frankie Sanchez def. Joe Stafford via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 0:55)

Bout 4: Miguel Perez def. Mike Mazariego via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 4:04)

Bout 3: Luis Gurule def. Anthony Valenzuela via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:16)

Bout 2: Jeremiah Humphrey def. David Evenson via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 2:59) (Amateur)

Bout 1: Iaian McGhee def. Cody Jerabek via Submission, Ankle Lock (RD 1, 0:56) (Amateur)

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