Joshua Silveira Claims Light Heavyweight Gold With Head Kick KO at LFA 115

By Tyler Treese Sep 24, 2021

Joshua Silveira is the new Legacy Fighting Alliance light heavyweight champion.

Silveira (6-0) showed why he's an impressive prospect worth watching in the LFA 115 main event against Tee Cummins. The American Top Team product landed a beautiful head kick knockout just 49 seconds into Round 1 to claim his first championship. This also marks the first defeat for Cummins, whose record now sits at 4-1.

In the co-main event, Chad Johnson landed a gorgeous soccer kick knockout against Jordan Heiderman, which was also blatantly illegal. The stoppage came after just 25 seconds of action and since Heiderman (5-0) couldn't continue it was ruled a disqualification win for the Nebraskan. "Big Rig" falls to 6-3 with the failure to follow the rules.

Lucas Clay picked up his eighth professional win in impressive fashion over Jake Kozorosky. Clay (8-1) was able to sink in a brabo choke in the middle of Round 2 that forced Kozorosky (5-2) to tap. The end came at 3:11 of the second frame.

Edwin Cooper Jr. extended his win streak to three after a completely one-sided thrashing of Andrew Johnson. Cooper Jr. (5-1) never stopped attacking and showed off the wrestling he learned at Jackson Wink MMA by controlling his opponent and landing several suplexes. Johnson (2-1-1) suffered the first defeat of his career after judges saw it 30-25, 30-25 and 30-24 in Cooper Jr.'s favor.

Middleweight prospect Roland Dunlap stayed undefeated by winning a fight he was expected to win. Dunlap (3-0) cruised to a decision over James Roland Waller, who is now 3-7. Judges awarded the California native the fight via scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

In the opening bout of the night, Miguel Sanson made a successful professional mixed martial arts debut against Braden Pagaoa. Sanson was relentless and ended the fight in exciting fashion by slamming Pagaoa (1-1) to the ground. Due to his efforts, Sanson picked up a unanimous win with three 29-28 scorecards.
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