Legacy Fighting Alliance touched down in familiar territory on Friday night, heading back to the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma for LFA 138.
The event was topped by a promising bantamweight bout, featuring UFC veteran Michinori Tanaka taking on multiple time BJJ champ Ary Farias. Tanaka was undefeated since parting ways with the UFC in 2017, winning three straight including a fight with Rogerio Bontorin.
Also on Friday’s LFA 138 card, Askar Askar, the man who had almost made the UFC last year. Askar had been scheduled to face Cody Stamann in February of 2021, but was not medically cleared to compete. That led to him being cut by the promotion before ever making his debut; he’s 2-1 since, and will look to make it three straight wins against Diego Silva.
Silva missed weight for the fight, coming in 1.2 pounds over the non-title bantamweight limit.
LFA 138’s main card airs live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9PM ET. Full results from the event can be found below.
LFA 138: Farias vs. Tanaka Results
Ary Farias def. Michinori Tanaka by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Silva def. Askar Askar by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Elijah Johns def. Masuto Kawana by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
A.J. Cunningham def. Shea Conley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nick Talavera def. Jota Ninomiya by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:41
Chris Mecate def. Motaz Askar by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Kallum Parker def. Ashton Kirby by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Hoover def. Jared Brown by TKO, Round 2, 4:46
David Wright def. Gabe Conner by TKO, Round 1, 1:36 – amateur bout
Triston Gwaltney def. Abbas Mounshed by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 3, 1:00 – amateur bout