LFA 20 video highlights: Nick Barnes settles for questionable split with Chad Curry

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Nick Barnes got the re-set on his career he was looking for on Friday night, but he had to be wondering when he realized his fight with Chad Curry was going to be a split decision.

Barnes (12-2) appeared to have handled Curry (9-2) without much concern for what the judges would say, even after he took a year off. But in the end, one of them saw the fight for Curry. Still, Barnes got the nod in the LFA 20 headliner, which took place at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minn. The main card aired on AXS TV.

Check out the main-event highlights above. Additionally, Kelly Kobold-Schmitz (18-3-2) came back after six years away, but had to settle for a split draw with Christine Stanley (5-3-1). An illegal knee cost Kobold-Schmitz a point in their flyweight fight, which led to the draw.

And Travis Perzynski (22-9) battered Carl Wittsock (9-2) on the feet, then headed to the ground to put him to sleep with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their lightweight fight.

For more on LFA 20, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

LFA 20 set for Minnesota with Chad Curry vs. Nick Barnes headliner

Welterweights will be the featured attraction when LFA returns to Minnesota in a month.

In the LFA 20 main event, Chad Curry (9-1) will take on Nick Barnes (11-2). The promotion announced the headliner on Monday. In the co-feature, Nate Jennerman (9-2) meets Bobby Moffett (9-2) at featherweight.

LFA 20 takes place Aug. 25 at Mystic Showroom at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. The main card will air live on AXS TV.

Curry moved up to welterweight from lightweight this past fall a little less than a year after the lone loss of his career, which came by TKO to current UFC lightweight Lando Vannata at RFA 32. But after that, he has back-to-back first-round TKO wins. At RFA 45 this past October, he took out Frank Schuman. And at LFA 12 in May, he stopped Kyle Kurtz in just 59 seconds. All nine of his career wins are by stoppage, including seven in the first round.

Barnes, based in San Diego, will be trying to get back on track after a submission loss to Brian Camozzi in September 2016 at RFA 43. Prior to that, he had wins over James Terry at Bellator 147 and Jose Diaz at RFA 38. Like Curry, he’s been adept at finishing his opponents with nine of his 11 victories coming by stoppage, including six submissions.

The LFA 20 card includes:

For more on LFA 20, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie