LFA returns to action tonight with LFA 104, live from the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The card will be headlined by two Bellator veterans looking to work towards title contention at lightweight in Aaron McKenzie and Brandon Phillips.
McKenzie has won two in a row and five of his last six outings, including a unanimous decision win over TUF alum and UFC veteran Joe Giannetti. Phillips, meanwhile, has not fought in MMA since September 2018, although he has had some kickboxing bouts since then. He is riding a two-fight winning streak in MMA as well, which snapped a three-fight losing streak, two of which were against now-elite fighters in AJ McKee and Bryce Mitchell. With both fighters over 30 years old, a win is critical for the advancement of each fighters’ careers.
The LFA 104 co-main event is in the flyweight division between young Japanese prospect Yuma Horiuchi and World Series of Fighting and Dana White Contender Series veteran Donavon Frelow. Horiuchi is riding a two-fight losing streak, although both losses were by split decision. At 23 years old, he still has plenty of time to develop and grow.
He’ll look to take a step forward against a grizzled veteran in Frelow, who is riding a three-fight losing streak and has lost four of his last five, albeit against solid competition such as Ricky Simon and Magomed Bibulatov. Frelow will be out to prove that he still has some has in the tank in what expects to be an exciting stand-up affair.
LFA 104 Results
Aaron McKenzie def. Brandon Phillips via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Yuma Horiuchi def. Donavon Frelow via submission (Armbar), 1:31 of Round 2
Joel Bauman def. Julien Leblanc via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kelvin Rayford def. Chris Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Javier Garcia def. Timothy Teves via submission(triangle choke) 4:49 of Round 3
Thomas Petersen def. Odell Pantin via KO (Punches), 3:33 of Round 1
Roland Dunlap def. Obinwa Ikebunna via KO (slam), 4:19 of Round 1
Sidney Trillo def. Melissa Parker via decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Gunner Coronado def. Tristin Kamaka via TKO (ground and pound), 3:02 of Round 3