LFA 101 "The Undefeated" lived up to its billing as six fighters tasted defeat for the first time during Legacy Fighting Alliance's latest event.
The final fight of a night filled with action was between Tee Cummins and Anthony Kalani, who missed the light heavyweight limit by 4.4 pounds. Both men started the fight looking to trade strikes with Cummins (3-0) landing a number of leg kicks. Kalani (5-1) was throwing the heavier punches, but Cummins' speed advantage saw him land at a higher frequency. Cummins' capped off an impressive performance with a beautiful left hook that knocked Kalani (5-1) down. After a series of punches, the fight was mercifully stopped at 1:20 of Round 3.
The second-to-last match saw Treston Vines face Jalin Fuller, who unprofessionally was 6.2 pounds over the welterweight limit. Vines (4-1) clipped Fuller (5-0) early but wasn't able to capitalize on the opportunity. However, Fuller delivered a brutal knockout blow later in the round as he landed a huge right hook after a series of kicks. The fight was waved off 2:32 of Round 1.
Mark Climaco came out on top in a battle of unbeaten prospects. The slick ground game of Climaco (5-0) proved to be too much for Pololu Nakanelua during their 129-pound catchweight bout. Climaco bloodied up Nakanelua (4-1) with punches in Round 1 but failed to put away the Hawaiian. Nakanelua refused to give up and kept the fight competitive, but it was Climaco that received a unanimous decision verdict from the judges (30-27, 30-27, and 30-26).
Lightweight prospect Miguel Jacob Elmokdisi Neto faced the toughest test of his career against the experienced A.J. Nichols. Both fighters had their moments, but it was Nichols (7-2-1) that had more gas in the tank as the fight went on. The veteran managed to take Neto (4-1) down in the last round and lock his opponent into a crucifix. Neto was unable to defend himself and the fight was called off at the 2:41 mark as a result.
Strawweight Jaqueline Amorim completely outclassed the debuting Taisha Gandy and submitted her opponent in quick fashion. Amorim needed just 33 seconds to sink in a rear-naked choke that forced Gandy (0-1) to tap. Amorim moves to 3-0 with the victory.
In a flyweight bout, Alden Coria managed to outwrestle Rashaad Robinson in the first round. However, Coria (4-0) ended the fight on the feet as he landed a huge left hand that floored Robinson (3-2). A flurry of punches later and the fight was called off at 1:05 of Round 2.
Middleweights Hunter Colvin and Obinwa Ikebunna opened the main card. Colvin (3-0) showed a grappling advantage early and eventually got the back of Ikebunna (2-1). After sinking in a rear-naked choke, Colvin got the tap at 2:49 of the first round. After the bout, Colvin said he’ll move down to welterweight going forward.
In the lone preliminary bout, Elmar Umarov (3-0) picked up a TKO win over Cody King (1-2) via elbows and punches at 2:20 of Round 1
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