LFA 28 live results

LFA 28 takes place tonight at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, with a main card on AXS TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and can follow the live results right here on MMAjunkie.

The main event features former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) vs. fellow lightweight Luis Luna (14-6). And in the co-headliner, co-headliner Kevin Holland (10-3) meets Chris Bachmeier (10-1) in a middleweight bout.

The latest LFA 28 results include:

  • Damon Jackson vs. Luis Luna
  • Chris Bachmeier vs. Kevin Holland
  • Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda vs. Alonzo Menifield
  • Miles Johns vs. Caio Machado
  • Steven Peterson vs. Dustin Winter
  • Melvin Jordan vs. Nikolay Veretennikov
  • Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Ben Simons

For more on LFA 28, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Tonight's LFA 28 features grudge-match headliner in which opponents cap 4-year argument

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Sometimes, it’s tough to just let go of a grudge. Look at Damon Jackson (12-2-1) and Luis Luna (13-6).

The two first met in April 2013 at a local show in West Texas. On that much, they both can agree.

They also both recognize that Jackson was granted a victory that night via second-round armbar. But how things got to that point, that’s a whole different story.

To hear Jackson tell it, he was cruising in the opening round until he inadvertently landed an illegal knee, forcing a stoppage in the action. On the restart, “The Leech” believes he was the victim of a cheap shot, with Luna faking a glove touch and instead landing a punch over the top.

“We came out, we both had a pretty solid performance the first round, kind of scrapped back and forth,” Jackson told AXS TV Fight’s Phoenix Carnevale. “In the middle of all that, I got him in a front headlock, and I threw a knee while we were up next to the cage, and he had played that little touch-go game where people stick their hand on the ground, and I connected with the knee, obviously, because I was throwing it.

“The referee broke us apart, and I felt horrible because I didn’t want to be that guy that does anything illegal, so I went to go apologize by touching gloves, and in the middle of all that, he reached out like he was going to touch gloves and everything was OK, and then he came over the top with an overhand right and almost took me out of the fight. It was really frustrating because I was just going out to apologize, and then he got me with that.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Luna sees things a little differently. In his eyes, there was no reason for any apology, which is why he never planned on participating. In the dog-eat-dog world of a cagefight, Luna said he simply planned on keeping the pressure high and breaking the man on the opposite side of the cage.

“I made some mistakes in that fight,” Luna said. “I feel like I was clearly winning this fight. It’s not us as fighters’ job to sit here and complain about illegal knees and stuff like that that happened, and I feel like I was not nowhere near hurt, and I showed that I was not near hurt from the knee, so when we broke apart, I didn’t take a break at all, and I went right back to the fight right off.

“I didn’t think it was apology-worthy. I came into the sport as a natural fighter, believing in whatever happens, you just keep going. Don’t sit there if you get clipped in the groin or whatever happens. If they don’t see it, you just keep fighting. That’s how I always believe. I go into a fight just to fight. I put the rules second.”

Jackson ultimately walked away with the submission victory in what he considered a character-building matchup. He didn’t walk away with a ton of respect for Luna.

“It worked out great, but it was a tough fight,” Jackson said.

Meanwhile, Luna always felt like he was in the right and made only a small tactical error that haunted him as Jackson went on to fight in the UFC. But now, the two will meet again under the LFA umbrella and rematch in the main event of tonight’s LFA 28 event at The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

As with all LFA events, the card airs on AXS TV.

For Luna, especially, the chance to redeem himself seems of particular importance.

“It took me many, many years to get to this spot right here, and I’m still staying focused on coming up,” Luna said. “I’m thinking this is time for the rematch to see if Damon is ready for the same kind of fighter he fought, just a little more knowledged and better at every aspect of the sport.

“Don’t look for no excuses. … I’ve been watching you the last couple years, Damon. Tonight, I’m going to get you.”

For his part, Jackson doesn’t seem quite as emotionally charged but does expect a true battle in the headlining bout.

“It’s going to be a scrap,” Jackson said. “I can promise you that.”

For more on LFA 28, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Damon Jackson is new headliner for next week's LFA 28 event

Next week’s LFA 28 event has a new headliner, and it’s a rematch.

Officials today announced the cancellation of its original main event after welterweight Evan Cutts (8-3) suffered an injury and was forced out of his fight with Jaleel Willis (8-0), who will be rescheduled for a future card.

The new headliner features former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) vs. fellow lightweight Luis Luna (14-6). Jackson was originally scheduled to fight Thai Clark (7-0) in the event’s co-headliner.

LFA 28 takes place Dec. 8 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, and the main card airs on AXS TV.

Jackson and Luna first met in 2013 at 24/7 Entertainment 9, where Jackson picked up a second-round submission victory. However, Jackson connected on an accidental illegal knee in the opening round of the fight, and the eventual second-round submission loss has been a sore spot for Luna.

Luna, a 32-year-old Texan, is 6-2 since their first fight. Jackson, a 29-year-old and fellow Texas, is 3-1 since his three-fight stint with the UFC that ended in early 2016.

LFA 28’s new co-headliner features middleweights Kevin Holland (10-3) vs. Chris Bachmeier (10-1).

The latest LFA 28 lineup now includes:

For more on LFA 28, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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LFA 28 set for Dec. 8 in Dallas with Cutts vs. Willis headliner

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LFA 28 will take place next month in Dallas, and the fight card is taking shape.

LFA 28 takes place at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, and the main card airs on AXS TV.

In welterweight main event, Evan Cutts (8-3), a 26-year-old from Dallas, looks for his fourth win in five fights when he meets unseated Jaleel Willis (8-0), a 25-year-old former Bellator and WSOF fighter who has four knockouts in eight career wins.

In the lightweight co-headliner, Damon Jackson (12-2-1), a 29-year-old former UFC fighter and “Fight Master” quarterfinalist who’s 3-1 since his UFC release, looks to continue his success with Legacy FC/LFA when he takes on undefeated Thai Clark (7-0), a 28-year-old who’s 7-0 with five decisions since turning pro in 2014.

The latest LFA 28 lineup includes:

For more on LFA 28, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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LFA 16 highlights: Major underdog Jimmy Flick puts UFC vet Johnny Bedford to sleep

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Johnny Bedford was a 5-1 favorite heading into Friday’s LFA 16 main event, and it made Jimmy Flick’s win all the sweeter.

The upset took place at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. The bout, as well as the rest of the LFA 16 main card, aired live on AXS TV.

In the 135-pound featured attraction, Flick (10-3), who closed as a +350 underdog to -500 favorite Bedford (23-13-1) at the sports books, picked up arguably the biggest win of his career. After saying Bedford was taking him lightly heading into the bout, Flick jumped out to an early lead with a steady dose of submission attempts.

He finally secured a fight-ending one in the third round after submitting and putting Bedford to sleep with a D’Arce choke. It was Flick’s eighth submission in 10 career wins; it also snapped a four-fight winning streak for Bedford, who was close to returning to the UFC, where he went 2-3 (one one no-contest) after appearing on “The Ultimate Fighter 14” in 2011.

Check out the highlights above.

In the bantamweight co-headliner Miles Johns (5-0) used a jab-heavy game plan to defeated Levi Mowles (6-3) via unanimous decision.

Also on the card, local favorite Steven Peterson (15-5) dominated, controlled and ultimately caught Ryan Hollis (12-11) with a second-round choke in a 140-pound catchweight fight. Additionally, welterweight Geoffrey Neal (7-2) battered and finally knocked out Bilal Williams (8-4) with a right uppercut in the opening frame. Here’s another look (via Twitter):

Also, former Legacy FC featherweight champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) grounded Eliazar Rodriguez (8-7) with a rear naked choke in the first round.

The full LFA 16 results included:

  • Jimmy Flick def. Johnny Bedford via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 3, 3:09
  • Miles Johns def. Levi Mowles via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Steven Peterson def. Ryan Hollis via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:43
  • Geoffrey Neal def. Bilal Williams via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:43
  • Damon Jackson def. Eliazar Rodriguez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:49
  • Brandon Lewis def. Cameron Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:44
  • Fernando Salas def. Jessie Vasquez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

For more on LFA 16, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Andrea Lee-Davina Maciel off LFA 16 headliner, Johnny Bedford vs. Jimmy Flick new main event

Friday’s LFA 16 card in Dallas has a new main event.

History was supposed to take place at the event with the first title defense since the promotion debuted in January. But women’s flyweight champion Andrea Lee (7-2) won’t defend against challenger Davina Maciel (6-1).

Lee posted on her Instagram account that visa issues for Maciel are the culprit keeping the Brazilian from traveling to the States for the title fight, and LFA officials confirmed as much when announcing the event’s new headliner between bantamweights Johnny Bedford (23-12-1) and Jimmy Flick (8-3).

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LFA 16 takes place Friday at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. The main card airs live on AXS TV.

The 34-year-old Bedford is a UFC, “Ultimate Fighter” and Bellator veteran. Fighting out of nearby Fort Worth, Bedford went 2-3 with a no-contest in the UFC and was let loose on a three-fight skid in 2014. But since then, he has back-to-back stoppage wins.

After starting his pro career a perfect 6-0, Flick has alternated wins and losses for six fights. Included in that mix is a pair of setbacks under the Legacy FC banner before the promotion merged with RFA to form the LFA. This past December, Flick was stopped by Levi Mowles with a second-round TKO at Legacy FC 63, so he’ll be looking to get back in the win column in the headliner against Bedford.

Lee was set to enter the bout on a three-fight winning streak and make her return to LFA after one fight away. “KGB” won the inaugural title in February when she submitted Heather Bassett with an armbar at LFA 4. Lee’s most recent bout took place in Invicta FC, where she took a split decision over Liz Tracy in May at Invicta FC 23.

Maciel was going to be making her LFA debut also riding a three-fight winning streak after an armbar submission in April under the Extreme Warriors International banner. Four of Maciel’s six victories have come by way stoppage during her 12-year professional career. But now that LFA debut is on hold.

The LFA 16 card includes:

For more on LFA 16, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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