LFA 15 highlights: Arms are definitely not supposed to bend like this

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Heavyweight Richard Odoms (13-3) claimed LFA’s inaugural heavyweight title on Friday night, scoring a brutal fifth-round submission over Jared Vanderaa (5-1) in the main event of LFA 15.

The card, which aired on AXS TV, took place at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla.

Odoms paced himself throughout the five-round affair but turned it on when the opportunity presented itself, wrenching his opponent to the floor and locking in a painful kimura that left Vanderaa’s arm dangling.

Additional impressive finishes included Braden Smith (7-1) downing Manuel Meraz (9-4) in the first round via D’Arce choke, as well Dan Moret (12-3) finishing Derrick Adkins (9-4) via arm-triangle choke with just one second remaining in the fight.

Check out highlights from the night’s action in the video above.

For more on LFA 15, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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LFA 15/AXS TV video: Jared Vanderaa doesn't care about belt, but cares about his name

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Heading into just the sixth fight of his pro career, Jared Vanderaa gets a shot at LFA’s inaugural heavyweight title. But he doesn’t care that much about the belt.

Vanderaa (5-0) takes on the 42-year-old Richard Odoms (12-3) in the LFA 15 main event tonight at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card airs on AXS TV.

Ahead of the fight, AXS TV’s Phoenix Carnevale caught up with the 25-year-old Vanderaa to talk about being in a title fight, but being more excited about a five-round fight, as well as how he prepared to go up against someone with three times his amount of experience – while training with all-time great Dan Henderson.

Check out the video above to hear from Vanderaa, and don’t miss Carnevale’s interview with Odoms in the video below.

And for more on LFA 15, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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LFA 15/AXS TV video: Richard Odoms wants to be a cop with a heavyweight title

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LFA’s inaugural heavyweight title is on the line tonight, and by night’s end the belt could be held by a cop.

Richard Odoms is a police officer, and would like nothing more than to do his ranks proud with a major piece of hardware. The 42-year-old Odoms (12-3) meets Jared Vanderaa (5-0) in the LFA 15 main event tonight at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card airs on AXS TV.

Ahead of the fight, AXS TV’s Phoenix Carnevale caught up with Odoms to talk about being a cop and a fighter at the same time, being 17 years older than his 25-year-old opponent, and what it would mean to have LFA’s first heavyweight belt.

Check out the video above to hear from Odoms, and don’t miss Carnevale’s interview with Vanderaa in the video below.

And for more on LFA 15, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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