It was Brazil vs. Brazil in the main event of LFA 159 as Rodolfo Bellato and Acacio dos Santos faced off for the interim light heavyweight title in Caraguatatuba, Brazil, and it was Bellato who walked away with the gold after the matchup went all the way to the judges’ scorecards.

Bellato and dos Santos went all five rounds, with the former running out the victor with scores of 49-46 on all three scorecards to claim the interim 205-pound strap.

The co-main event saw Anderson Ferreira claim a first-round TKO victory over Junior Luiz, with a big uppercut dropping Luiz early and ground and pound finishing the fight at the 3:31 mark.

There were also main card victories for Vinicius Pires and Hugo Cunha, who claimed first-round wins via rear-naked choke and ground and pound, respectively.

LFA 159: Official results


  • Rodolfo Bellato vs. Acacio Dos Santos via unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – for interim light heavyweight title
  • Anderson Ferreira def. Junior Luiz via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 1, 3:31
  • Geraldo Neto vs. Argemiro Delmandes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:18
  • Lucas Rocha def. Matheus Da Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Vinicius Pires def. Kaua Fernandes via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:46
  • Hugo Cunha def. Fernando Batista via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 1, 2:52


  • Marcos Degli def. Hugo Paiva via submission (rear- naked choke) – Round 1, 4:16
  • Isaias Simoes def. Joao Paulo Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Juan Pablo Vieira def. Manuel Robson Minoto via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 4:55
  • Levi Rodrigues def. Jose Carlos Lima via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:28
  • Aieza Bertolso def. Rafaela Silva via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:02