Joshua Silveira Taps Rafael Viana in 41 Seconds at LFA 106

By Tyler Treese May 1, 2021

Joshua Silveira made short work of Rafael Viana atop the latest Legacy Fighting Alliance event.

Silveira needed just 41 seconds to win the LFA 106 main event. After taking down Viana (6-2), Silveira was able to sink in a rear-naked choke. After the submission win, the light heavyweight prospect is now 5-0. The 28-year-old is looking toward the vacant LFA light heavyweight title bout next and has his eyes on the winner.

The co-main event saw Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho and Terrance McKinney battle at lightweight. McKinney (9-3) made short work of his 37-year-old opponent after landing a beautiful head kick. A few punches later on the ground and the fight was waved off after just 17 seconds as Gavinho (10-5) was unable to continue.

Kyle Estrada picked up a unanimous decision win over Tyler Wilson. Estrada (11-6) was able to land damaging leg kicks in the first two rounds. Wilson (6-4) handily won the third round but it was too little, too late as Estrada took a trio of 29-28 scorecards.

The grappling of Cheyden Leialoha proved to be the difference in his 148-pound catchweight bout against Edwin Chavez. Leialoha (8-2) dominated the fight on the ground and Chavez (4-1) had little to offer. After three rounds of action, Leialoha took a unanimous decision with scorecards of 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27.

In heavyweight action, Trevor Wallace suffered the first loss of his career against Shane Grant. "Bubba" was stunned early, but Wallace (4-1) wasn't able to put him away. Grant (8-6) battled back into the bout and managed to damage Wallace with punches after stuffing a takedown attempt. The fight was waved off just 1:36 into Round 1.

In the opening bout, bantamweight prospect William Elliott looked like he was on his way to a dominating performance over Mando Gutierrez. However, Gutierrez (5-1) persevered after being rocked early and sunk in a rear-naked choke with just seconds left in the round. Elliott (3-2) tapped out at the 4:55 mark of Round 1.

In preliminary action, Ryan Charlebois (3-0) won a clear unanimous decision over Joseph Galaviz (2-3, 1 NC) at welterweight.
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