Legacy Fighting Alliance returned to Brazil on Friday, with LFA 171 taking place in Sao Paulo just a day ahead of the UFC’s own trip there.
Headlining the show was a heavyweight title fight featuring prospects Eduardo Neves and Hugo Cunha, both of whom had their eye on the big leagues. Cunha had a brief, disappointing run with ONE Championship, going 0-1 in the company before returning to LFA and getting back in the win column earlier this year.
Neves was 0-2 on Dana White’s Contender Series, meanwhile, including an appearance on the 2023 edition of the show. He had captured LFA gold earlier this year, however, and remained the reigning champ.
In the co-main event, Brazilians Gabriel Costa and Jefferson Nascimento threw down for an interim lightweight title.
Where to Watch LFA 171
LFA 171 takes place on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the Ginásio do Polvilho in Cajamar, São Paulo, Brazil. The main card airs live on UFC Fight Pass kicking off at 9PM ET, following a preliminary run of fights. Full results can be found below, plus select prelims.
LFA 171: Neves vs. Cunha Results
Hugo Cunha def. Eduardo Neves (c) by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 4:25 — for the LFA heavyweight championship
Jefferson Nascimento def. Gabriel Costa by KO (strikes), Round 2, 0:24 — for the LFA interim lightweight championship
Marcio Barbosa def. Gian Sarturi by TKO (punches), Round 1, 3:08
Marcos Degli def. Alisson Murilo by unanimous decision
Jose Augusto def. Richard Jacobi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Oliveira def. Antonio Eduardo by TKO, Round 1, 0:31
Jose Ochoa Oblitas def. Juscelino Pantoja by submission (arm triangle choke), Round 1, 4:30
Gustavo Henrique Silva def. Demison Rodrigues by DQ (illegal kick), Round 3, 1:16
Gabriel Silva def. Carlos Henrique Marques by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Gandra def. Alessandro Gambulino by TKO (punches), Round 1, 2:38
Lucas Camacho def. Guilherme Uriel by TKO, Round 1, 4:28
Geovanis Palacios def. Gabriel Ramos by unanimous decision
Lany Silva def. Sarah Barwick by unanimous decision