Legacy Fighting Alliance was in Niagara Falls, New York on Friday night for LFA 139: Assenza vs. Melo.
Headlining the card, Canada’s Adam Assenza, a longtime veteran of the regional circuit, looked to make it seven straight wins when he took on Brazil’s Junior Melo. The lightweight battle was key for Assenza, now 34, who had collected a number of regional titles and was looking to break into the UFC.
On his win streak leading up to LFA 139, Assenza had defeated UFC vet Cody Pfister, and Pancrase standout Kazuma Maruyama.
Melo, meanwhile, was entering the fight off a single win, which came in his LFA debut earlier this year.
The co-feature on Friday was to feature another Canadian standout, Tony Laramie. However Laramie, whose brother T.J. had a brief stint in the UFC, failed to weigh in for the fight.
Niagara Top Team standout Teshay Gouthro was also in action on Friday’s LFA 139 card.
LFA 139 takes place Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. Full results from the event can be found below. The main card airs live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9PM ET.
LFA 139: Assenza vs. Melo Results
Junior Melo def. Adam Assenza by TKO, Round 3, 0:59
Teshay Gouthro def. Arnold Jimenez by unanimous decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Logan Urban def. Ryan Charlebois by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dylan Budka def. Lydell Poag by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Freddie Rodriguez def. Gavin Teasdale by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Liam Anderson def. Robert Gidron by TKO (ground n’ pound), Round 1, 4:48
Luke Roberts def. Derrick Patterson by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:59
Austin Ross def. Matt Smith by TKO, Round 3, 2:12 – amateur bout
Alex Moher def. Kevin Hixson by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 1:46 – amateur bout