LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka Full Results

Ricardo Dias, LFA 117
Ricardo Dias, LFA 117 weigh-in Credit: LFA

Brazilian bantamweight prospect Ricardo Dias was set for a real test on Friday night atop the LFA 117 card.

Dias, winner of three straight, was paired up with UFC veteran Michinori Tanaka in the Visalia, California based card. Tanaka had competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2014 to 2017, posting a record of 2-3 during that span. Since his exit from the company, he’d won two straight, but hadn’t competed (in mixed martial arts, at least) since 2019.

Which would make cage rust a question Friday, though Tanaka had taken part in a grappling match on the Road to ONE 2 card in April 2020.

For Dias, a win over a UFC veteran might bring about a call-up to the UFC itself. And even if not, it would no doubt lead to bigger and better things under the LFA banner.

LFA 117 takes place Friday, November 5 at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. The main card kicks off at 10PM ET, airing live on UFC Fight Pass. Full results can be found below.

LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka Results

Main Card:

Michinori Tanaka def. Ricardo Dias via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Yuma Horiuchi def. Mark Climaco by TKO, (punches) Round 1, 1:52

Batsumberel Dagvadorj def. Emilio Williams by TKO, (punches) Round 1, 2:19
Hyder Amil def. Robson Junior by TKO (knees and punch), Round 2, 3:26

Jeff Craig def. Christian Avalos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:

Liovardo Garfias def. Marcelino Silva by submission (Keylock), Round 1, 1:37
Scott Hokit def. Raul Mendoza by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ramon Juarez def. Xavier Chavez by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)