LFA 85 Results: Vanessa Demopoulos Claims Title in Style

Vanessa Demopoulos defeats Sam Hughes at LFA 85
Vanessa Demopoulos defeats Sam Hughes via inverted triangle Credit: LFA

Legacy Fighting Alliance put on its second show of the month with LFA 85 on Friday night. Topped by a women’s strawweight title fight between Vanessa “Lil Monster” Demopoulos and Sam Hughes, the card offered a more complete line-up of fights in comparison to their first event back from the pandemic.

However, all did not go according to plan. Shortly before the event was expected to get underway, news broke that lightweight Chris Brown was off the card due to a positive COVID-19 test.

That left fans with a six fight card, which did not disappoint. Five of those six fights finished inside the distance, including the main event. That saw Demopoulos — who has made waves by continuing to work as a stripper, complete with writing The Stripper Bible while pursuing her fighting career — pull off a fourth-round inverted triangle choke to capture the title. In style. A technical submission, no less.

The UFC call-up could come soon for Demopoulos, who improved to 5-1 with the victory. Check below for full results from the event.

LFA 85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos Results

Vanessa Demopoulos def. Sam Hughes by technical submission (inverted triangle), Round 4, 2:21 – for the LFA women’s strawweight title
Kevin Natividad def. Kyle Estrada by knockout (punches), Round 2, 1:37
Mitchell Sipe def. Darion Abbey by TKO (strikes), Round 1, 1:37
Leandro Gomes def. Jacob Thrall by unanimous decision
Jordan Leavitt def. Leivon Lewis by submission (anaconda choke), Round 2, 2:01
Christian Natividad def. Michael Aquila by knockout (punches), Round 1, 2:48