LFA 161: Davis vs. Siqueira Results

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Legacy Fighting Alliance, chief among the top regional MMA promotions in the world, returns to Commerce Casino & Hotel in Commerce, Calif. for LFA 161.

The promotion’s vacant flyweight championship will be on the line when American Cody Davis meets fellow prospect Igor Siqueira out of Brazil.

Fight fans can catch LFA 161 streaming live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Ron Kruck and UFC and LFA veteran Alan Jouban will have the call live from Southern California.

Vacant LFA Flyweight Championship — Davis vs. Siqueira

The 125-pound division around the world is absolutely teeming with talent, and the combatants in Friday’s main event are no exception. Davis has been a pro for just three years, but at 28 years old, has put plenty of dominance on tape for MMA fans to see. He went unbeaten as an amateur through seven fights and carried the momentum into his professional career, starting 5-0 with four unanimous decision wins. While he hit a setback against Mark Climaco in the LFA cage, he has rebounded nicely with back-to-back wins while Climaco has found success in the Road to the UFC Tournament overseas. Davis even took Joseph Camacho‘s “zero” in his lasting outing this past March.

Siqueira shares the commonality of having lost just once in his professional career — to Climaco, no less. He too has otherwise flashed dominance throughout his run in pro MMA, but while Davis has gotten the job done through dynamic attacking and ground control, Siqueira has proven to be an unorthodox finisher. He has decent knockout power for the division, but is at his best when grabbing submissions off of scrambles. He is the owner of five submission wins in his young career, all of which have come with different holds.

The fight was initially to be contested with the interim championship up for grabs, but with Felipe Bunes seemingly headed to the UFC (his status is currently up in the air due to a positive drug test), LFA CEO Ed Soares removed the interim label, paving the way for a new flyweight to star to come to the forefront on Friday night.

Rest of the Card

Friday’s co-main event will see Rafael Do Nascimento take on Jordan Winski. “I’m Gonna” Winski is coming off the toughest fight of his career against Welsh standout Brett Johns in Bellator, but has finished half his wins and should be able to bring the fight to Do Nascimento. Do Nascimento recently challenged for the interim vacant LFA bantamweight championship, but dropped a unanimous decision to Jerrell Hodge, who is now Bellator bound.

Additionally, Rafael Barbosa will take on Danny Silva at 145 pounds in the featured fight, and unbeaten BJJ stud Giovanna Canuto will be in action. She’ll be fighting Hilarie Rose in the women’s strawweight division.

Two fights were removed from Friday’s card following the weigh-ins. Adriano Rodrigues missed weight for his 195-pound catchweight bout with Renato Valente by seven pounds, prompting the fight’s removal from the show. Similarly, Alex Arteaga made the lightweight limit, but missed the contracted featherweight limit for his fight with Isaac Thompson by nine pounds. Daniel Park also missed weight for his flyweight bout with Alex Carillo on the prelims, but that fight will remain on as scheduled.

With fights subject to change as always, be sure to stay plugged into MMA Sucka for up to the minute results and updates from LFA 161!

LFA 161: Davis vs. Siqueira Results

Main Card

Cody Davis def. Igor Siqueira via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of Round 5 — For the vacant LFA Flyweight Championship

Rafael Do Nascimento def. Jordan Winski via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Danny Silva def. Alex Arteaga via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of Round 1

Giovanna Canuto vs. Hilarie Rose — Cancelled (Rose not medically cleared)

Sarek Shields def. Jeff Craig via Submission (Guillotine) at 4:39 of Round 1

Luis Francischinelli def. Emmanueli Adzoh via TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 1

Preliminary Card

Daniel Park* vs. Alex Carillo

* – Denotes weight miss

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