LFA 17 live and official results

A new champion will be crowned tonight at LFA 17 as Thiago Moises takes on Robert Watley for the inaugural lightweight title.

LFA 17 takes place tonight at Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C., and airs live on AXS TV, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Sweeney’s slick choke earns him submission win

John Sweeney said debuting Shelton Sales was in over head, and he wasn’t lying.

Sweeney (2-0) took advantage of Sales’ (0-1) inexperience, leading to a submission win in their featherweight fight.

It came in the first round, when Sales, rebounding from a quick flurry of punches, shot in for a takedown. In the moment, Sweeney went for a guillotine choke. Rather than fight for hand control, Sales pushed forward for the takedown, allowing Sweeney to transition to a standing inverted rear choke. It was in tight, and when Sales went limp the referee stepped in at the 1:57 mark for the finish.

“I mean, he’s a good kid, but this is a whole other level,” Sweeney said to the sound of boos. “He’s stepping up a whole other level.”

Official up-to-the-minute results:

  • Thiago Moises vs. Robert Watley – for inaugural lightweight title
  • Keith Richardson vs. Tony Gravely
  • Hugo Prada vs. Mike Stevens
  • Tebaris Gordon def. Chandler Cole via TKO (punches) – 4:25, Round 1
  • John Sweeney def. Shelton Sales via submission (guillotine choke) – 1:57, Round 1
  • Ryan Jett def. Nick Rodrigues via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

For more on LFA 17, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News
Source: MMA Junkie