LFA 68: Jennerman vs. Barbosa was live from Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 31. Check out the results below.
LFA 68: Jennerman vs. Barbosa is live from the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
In the main event, former LFA featherweight title-challenger Nate Jennerman faces Brazil’s Rafael Barbosa in a featherweight contest. Jennerman, who trains out of Roufusport in Wisconsin, is an LFA veteran dating back to 2017. The 26-year old has a 5-2 record inside the promotion, with the only losses coming to UFC veteran and PFL competitor Damon Jackson, and UFC fighter Bobby Moffett. Jennerman is a submission specialist who has nine of his 13 wins coming by way of submission. Meanwhile, Brazil’s Rafael Barbosa holds an 11-1 record and is just 21-years old. Barbosa debuted in LFA in his most recent appearance, when he defeated Cameron Graves via unanimous decision (which was featured on Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight on YouTube). The Brazilian has won his last six bouts.
In the co-main event, surging prospect Raufeon Stots faces off with MMA veteran Ralph Acosta. Stots, 30, is 11-1 so far in his professional career, and is 2-0 inside of LFA. The Roufusport product defeated fellow prospects Ryan Lilley and Levi Mowles in those two victories in convincing fashion. Stots’ only loss is to UFC competitor Merab Dvalishvili back in 2017. Meanwhile, Acosta, 38, holds an 18-13 record – including a 2011 victory over future UFC title-challenger Marlon Moraes (who fights Henry Cejudo at UFC 238). Acosta has 11 of his 18 wins coming via submission and has faced tough competition throughout his MMA career. Alongside Moraes, he has also fought current UFC fighters in Bruno Silva, Alex Perez and Bellator’s Juan Archuleta.
Also on the card, UFC veteran Mike Rhodes is in action in a light heavyweight contest.
Per BloodyElbow’s Nick Baldwin on Twitter: “Lucas Clay did not show up to the #LFA68 weigh-ins yesterday. As a result, he was pulled from his fight against Le’ville Simpson. Simpson’s coach just told me they got a last-minute replacement in Tyler Mathison, who won at LFA 64 last month.”
LFA 68: Jennerman vs. Barbosa Live Results:
- Rafael Barbosa def. Nate Jennerman by TKO (Elbow and Strikes), Round 1, 3:18
- Raufeon Stots def. Ralph Acosta by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Maycon Mendonça def. Bobby Lee by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Mike Rhodes def. Cristhian Torres by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- J.P Saint Louis def. Derek Varin by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1, 4:52
- Le’Ville Simpson def. Tyler Mathison by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Joel Bauman def. Bobby Downs by KO (Head Kick), Round 1, 2:48
Pro Preliminary Bout:
- Nelly Thompson def. Craig Eckelberg by Disqualification (Illegal Knee), Round 2, 2:01
- Thomas Petersen def. Keefer Bender by TKO (Strikes), Round 3, 1:35
- Tim Garrett def. Joey Hart by Submission (Heel Hook), Round 1, 1:17
- C.J Hayes def. Mike Waltz by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Shannon Clark def. Annabel Kelly by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Dick Lemus def. Nick Krohn by TKO (Strikes), Round 2, 2:56
- Grant Boulduan def. Bryan Baumgart by TKO (Strikes), Round 2, 1:49
- Davi Young def. Steven Rodriguez by TKO (Strikes), Round 1, 0:47
- Joshua Clark def. Ricky Field by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 2, 0:38
- Joshua Stephenson def. Pengi Mboma by TKO (Corner Stoppage), Round 1, 2:13