Friday night saw Legacy Fighting Alliance touch down inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for LFA 144: Gafurov vs. Silva.
The 16-fight card was topped by a bantamweight title fight, though only one fighter would be eligible to win the promotion’s vacant 135lb title. That would be Muin Gafurov, a ONE Championship and Contender Series alum who entered the fight off a win over fellow prospect Herbeth Sousa.
Opposite Gafurov at LFA 144 was Diego Silva, who unfortunately missed weight for the fight. That meant he would not be eligible to claim the title, even should he defeat Gafurov on Friday.
Also on the LFA 144 card, undefeated flyweight prospect Christian Natividad returned to action after over a year on the sidelines.
LFA 144 takes place on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event’s main card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Full results can be found below.
LFA 144: Gafurov vs. Silva Results
Muin Gafurov def. Diego Silva by knockout (spinning heel kick to liver), Round 3, 0:23 – for the vacant LFA bantamweight championship
Jordan Heiderman def. Daiqwon Buckley by submission (Americana), Round 1, 3:17
Yuma Horiuchi def. Juan Puerta by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3, 1:23
Renato Valente def. Jared Revel by knockout, Round 1, 1:07
Christian Natividad def. Israel Galvan by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jacobi Jones def. Christian Turner by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:25
Ron Coleman def. Chato Wiest by TKO, Round 1, 1:03
Adamu Isah def. Mateo Gonzalez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Patrick Rivera def. Brady Minner by submission (neck crank), Round 1, 3:19
Naranjargal Tsendayush def. Cheyanne Bowers by submission (scarfhold arm-bar), Round 1, 3:23
Ben Schauer def. Jeff Nielsen by split decision
Robson Junior def. Andres Murray by TKO (punches), Round 1, 0:29
Brian Sullivan def. Damen Moyer by TKO (strikes), Round 3, 1:01 — amateur bout
Annabel Kelly def. Samantha Nabity by TKO (strikes), Round 3, 1:12 — amateur bout
Patrick Kelly def. Dylan Stanke by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:42 — amateur bout
Nico Colunga def. Roy Magana by KO, Round 1, 0:39 — amateur bout