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TOTAL NUMBER OF LFA FIGHTS: 561
TOTAL NUMBER OF LFA EVENTS: 65
The Legacy Fighting Alliance on Friday returned to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a vengeance, bringing a title fight and plenty of action to spread around the Sanford Pentagon. LFA 64 featured a historic championship stoppage via elbows, arm-triangles for everyone and a true company man.
PUT THE ARM IN THE TRIANGLE, YOU DRINK ‘EM BOT’ UP: With Jason Jackson and Tyler Ray submitting their opponents with arm-triangle chokes at this event, LFA 64 became the first show in promotional history to feature multiple arm-triangle chokes on the same night.
SUB-10-MINUTE TAPS: With a trio of second-round submissions taking place at LFA 64, it became the fourth event in promotional history to achieve this unusual feat, joining LFA 23, LFA 40 and LFA 41.
‘FIGHTBOT’ ACTIVATE: Harvey Park became the first fighter in the LFA’s 37 championship bouts to win with elbow strikes by putting away Demarques Jackson at the end of the first round.
HARVEY ‘FIGHTBOT’ PARK: RAMPAGE EDITION: In dispatching Jackson via first-round knockout, Park picked up his 11th finish among his 12 career wins.
DEATH MACHINE: Park stopped Jackson with elbows, and in a previous LFA appearance, he knocked out Jaleel Willis with a knee strike and follow-up punches. “Fightbot” is now the first fighter in LFA history to finish one opponent with knee strikes and another with elbow strikes.
FURIOUS FIVE: When he forced Jordon Larson to tap to a rear-naked choke, Bobby Lee notched his fifth win inside the LFA cage, tying four other fighters for the second-most wins in company history.
QUITE A LEGACY: Lee’s bout with Larson was his 12th under the LFA, Resurrection Fighting Alliance or Legacy Fighting Championship banners. This marks the most appearances by one fighter in combined organizational history, breaking a four-way tie with Damon Jackson, Derrick Krantz and Steven Peterson.
FIGURE IT OUT: Lee’s meeting with Larson was contested at a 165-pound catchweight. It marked Lee’s fifth fight with the promotion outside of a standard weight class, the most in LFA history by far. No other LFA fighter has competed in more than three catchweight bouts.
BACKDRAFT: In dropping a split decision to Bryce Logan, Kenneth Glenn became the second fighter in LFA history to win and lose back-to-back bouts by split decisions, joining Krantz. “Black Fire” previously edged Josh Shaw in a split verdict at LFA 38.
DOUBLE DUTY: Despite weighing in 23 pounds lighter than his opponent, Ryan Debelak still managed to win a decision over Brian Peterson, becoming the first heavyweight in promotional history to beat an adversary after weighing at least 20 pounds less. Throughout LFA heavyweight history, 10 bouts have been contested in one fighter weighed at least 13 pounds more than the other. Only Debelak has won as the lighter man, and he has done so twice.
NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN: Coming into LFA 64, Glenn had never lost on the scorecards (12 fights), Peterson had never been defeated (three fights) and Delfino Benitez had never gone the distance as a professional (two fights).
Sherdog contributing editor Jay Pettry is an attorney and a statistician. Writing about MMA since he started studying the “Eminem Curse” in 2012 and working for Vice Sports and Combat Docket along the way, he put together many fight result and entrance music databases to better study the sport. You can find him on twitter at @jaypettry.