LFA 179: Neto vs. Antunes Full Results

LFA 179
Neto and Antunes, LFA 179 weigh-in Credit: Legacy Fighting Alliance

The LFA welterweight championship was on the line on Saturday in the main event of LFA 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The card’s headliner had champ Geraldo Neto looking to defend his belt against Vanilto Antunes, who boasted 13 KO/TKO finishes among his 15 professional wins. Neto, a pro since 2011, was looking to earn his seventh straight win and knock on the door of the big leagues.

A planned women’s bantamweight bout expected to take place on the preliminary card on Saturday was cancelled when both fighters missed weight. That weigh-in debacle saw Nicoly Pedroza hit the scales at 138.2 pounds, while Tayná Lamounier appeared to forget what weight class she was competing in and still managed to miss weight one division up, coming in at 146.4 pounds – a full 10.4 pounds over the bantamweight limit.

Where to Watch LFA 179

LFA 179 takes place Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Arena 1 at Parque Olímpico (Olympic Park) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card streams live on UFC Fight Pass at 4PM ET, 1PM PT following online prelims. Full results from the event can be found below.

LFA 179: Neto vs. Antunes Results

Main Card

Vanilto Antunes def. Geraldo Neto by TKO, Round 1, 3:41 – for the LFA welterweight championship
José Delano def. Alan Villalba by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:55
Felipe Oliveira def. Caio Machado by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Oliveira def. Dallys Gama by TKO, Round 3, 4:47
João Pedro Saldanha def. Erick Visconde by submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 3:08
Richard Martins def. Augusto Matias by TKO, Round 2, 4:11

Preliminary Card

Mateus Soares def. Alexandre Junior by KO, Round 3, 0:59
Luiz Felipe Herculano def. Werick Douglas by TKO, Round 1, 0:16
João Moraes def. Esteferson da Silva by KO, Round 1, 2:43
Lucas Camacho def. Carlos Sena by TKO, Round 2, 4:51