Legacy Fighting Alliance hit the century mark on Friday, with LFA 100: Altamirano vs. Smith.
It wasn’t the main event originally constructed. Initially, it was supposed to be Carlos Mota in the main event against Victor Altamirano, with the promotion’s flyweight title on the line. However, Mota encountered visa issues that kept him from entering the U.S. for the fight. A week out, the promotion announced that Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Nate Smith would step in to fight for the vacant 125lb title.
Or well that was the plan. Smith came in heavy for the bout, meaning only Altamirano will be eligible for the belt.
Earlier on the card, Hawaiian Christian Natividad, brother of UFC fighter Kevin Natividad, returns. Entering his third pro fight, Natividad is looking to remain perfect against Evan Woolsey. A couple more wins and Natividad could set himself up for a shot on the Contender Series, which could lead the Natividads to be the latest pair of brothers fighting under the bright lights of the UFC.
LFA 100 goes down live on Friday, February 19 at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The event airs on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9PM ET.
LFA 100: Altamirano vs. Smith Results
Victor Altamirano def. Nate Smith by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-44) – for the LFA flyweight championship
Charles Johnson def. Karlee Pangilinan by submission (anaconda choke), Round 2, 1:41
Steven Nguyen def. Jorge Juarez by knockout, Round 1, 0:30
Tommy Aaron def. Gerald Scott by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3, 3:57
Christian Natividad def. Evan Woolsey by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Emmanuela Moliere def. Amber Smith by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-26)
Maria Henderson def. Amanda Mitchell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)