Portugal’s Jacqueline Cavalcanti enjoyed a dream debut inside the LFA cage as she captured the women’s bantamweight title with a unanimous decision victory at LFA 157.
Cavalcanti took on Canada’s Melissa Croden for the vacant title at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota, and took the fight on all three of the judges’ scorecards, earning scores of 49-46, 48-47, 50-45 to win the women’s 135-pound title.
The co-main event saw Arthur Estrazulas claim the victory over Bobby Lee in a memorable come-from-behind performance.
Lee looked well on top and was dominating the action before Estrazulas threw up a triangle choke to force the submission mid-way through the second round and claim a stunning comeback victory.
The main card kicked off with a big knockout as Amari Sengsavanh finished Kibedy Gordon 43 seconds into the second round of their 140-pound catchweight contest.
LFA 157: Official results
- Jacqueline Cavalcanti def. Melissa Croden via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
- Arthur Estrázulas def. Bobby Lee via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:26
- Kegan Gennrich def. Richie Miranda via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Alden Coria def. Jesse Martinelli via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Marnic Mann def. Amber Brown via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Amari Sengsavanh def. Kibedy Gordon via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:43
- Griffin Parriott def. Kurtis Ellis via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:51
- Mariana Piccolo def. Rachael Lippert via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:44
- Austin Judge def. Cliff Wright via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 2, 3:57
- Jackson McVey def. Tom Krenzel via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 1, 3:47
- Santos Verdinez def. Pierre Ba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mitchell Wilson def. Brock Hamer via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:27
- Noah Gasho def. Jeffrey Tuley via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Brandon Mills def. Dylan Kiskila via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:48