Victor Altamirano earns flyweight gold at milestone event
LFA 100 marked a huge turning point for the promo, which, for the whole of its presence has actually acted as an informal feeder league for the UFC, Bellator and more.
LFA introduced in January 2017 following a merger in between RFA and Tradition FC. Because that time, LFA has actually promoted battles including many rivals who went on to sign agreements with the UFC and Bellator.
An uninhabited flyweight title battle in between Victor Altamirano and Nate Smith headlined Friday’s card. The bout was a one-way champion battle. Altamirano (9-1) was the only fighter of the 2 who might leave with LFA gold since Smith (6-2), who took the battle on 5 days’ notification, missed out on weight by 2.6 pounds.
Altamirano won a unanimous choice (50-45, 49-46, 50-44) after 25 minutes of competitors. It was Altamirano’s striking that shown to be the distinction. Although Smith had his minutes and protected a couple of takedowns, he wasn’t able to summon up any considerable offense.
As LFA title gold was twisted around his waist, things came cycle for Altamirano, who completed as an amateur at LFA 1 in January 2017.
Altamirano, 30, has actually won 3 straight battles. His only expert loss pertained to previous UFC flyweight Jarred Brooks in October 2019.
The co-main occasion was a back-and-forth scrap and the finishing series was a turning of the tides. When Charles Johnson was visited Karlee Pangilinan, he not just returned to his feet; he discovered a method to win. Johnson got up, clinched Pangilinan, and sent Johnson with an anaconda choke.
In the card’s most violent minute, Steven Nguyen returned from an almost two-year layoff and strongly face-planted challenger Jorge Juarez with a ruthless knockout punch. As Juarez’s unconscious body laid facedown on the canvas, Nguyen followed up with a vicious hammerfist. The battle was stopped 30 seconds into the opening round.
Previously in the night, Tony Ferguson protege Tommy Aaron carried his inner “El Cucuy” flinging a barraged of wild and whacky strikes at challenger Gerald Scott. A high-paced fight ended in Round 3 when Aaron (7-4) sent Scott (4-1) through rear-naked choke.
On the Facebook prelims, Maria Henderson, better half of previous UFC light-weight champ and present Bellator fighter Benson Henderson, won her amateur Mixed Martial Arts launching. She beat fellow debutant Amanda Mitchell by consentaneous choice.
LFA 100 occurred Friday at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan. The primary card streamed on UFC Battle Pass after prelims on Facebook.
Complete LFA 100 outcomes consist of:
Victor Altamirano def. Nate Smith through consentaneous choice (50-45, 49-46, 50-44)
Charles Johnson def. Karlee Pangilinan through submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 1:41
Steven Nguyen def. Jorge Juarez through knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:30
Tommy Aaron def. Gerald Scott through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:57
Christian Natividad def. Evan Woolsey through consentaneous choice (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Emmanuela Moliere def. Amber Danielson-Smith through consentaneous choice (29-27, 29-28, 29-26)
Maria Henderson def. Amanda Mitchell through consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – amateur bout
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.