Legacy Fighting Alliance touched down in Niagara Falls, NY on Friday night for LFA 167, featuring a local talent in Jonathan Piersma headlining the show.
Piersma’s only loss as a pro had come to current UFC fighter Charlie Radtke, with a three-fight win streak carrying him into LFA 167’s main event, with Contender Series alum Devin Smyth on the other side.
Smyth had lost two straight, including his DWCS appearance and his next bout under the LFA banner, coming into Friday night.
Earlier in the night, Canadian Ashley Nichols, a Niagara Top Team fighter, TKO tournament champion, and BTC strawweight champion returned to action, taking on Nadia Vera of Mexico. Nichols, in addition to some success on the Canadian scene, had shared the cage with the likes of Mallory Martin, Randa Markos, and Jaqueline Amorim, all future UFC fighters when “AK47” had faced them.
LFA 167 goes down Friday, September 16, 2023 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. Following the preliminary card, the main card kicks off at 9PM ET on UFC Fight Pass. Full results can be found below.
LFA 167: Piersma vs. Smyth Results
Devin Smyth def. Jonathan Piersma by knockout (head kick), Round 1, 0:51
Shamidkhan Magomedov def. Bakhromjon Mashrapov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ashley Nichols def. Nadia Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Jeff Craig def. Barrington Bishop by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Liam Anderson def. Jay Manning by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:59
Eduardo Penha def. Jessen Ramcharan by submission (arm-bar), Round 3, 1:47
Austin Ross def. Mus’Aib Baiyina by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)