Legacy Fighting Alliance 52 Results: DWTNCS Alum Cee Jay Hamilton Highlights This Card

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Chris Gutierrez def. Ray Rodriguez by submission via rear naked choke (4:47, R1)

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Jimmy Flick def. Cee Jay Hamilton by submission via arm triangle choke (4:09, R2)

Punahele Soriano def. Jhonoven Pati by submission via rear naked choke (3:36, R1)

Vernon Lewis def. Jeremy Hardy by TKO via strikes (0:51, R3)

Itzel Esquivel def. Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Armando Villareal def. Jose Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Armando Villareal vs. Jose Johnson 

Round One: The round begins with Villareal charging at Johnson while swinging away at him, Villareal and Johnson battle for position along the cage wall. Johnson cracks Villareal with a knee strike as they separate, Villareal scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets the open guard. Johnson gets up and Villareal drags him back to the ground, Villareal transitions to the half guard against Johnson while landing a few strikes. Johnson scrambles to his feet and he attacks Villareal with elbow  strikes, Villareal goes for a jump guillotine choke and Johnson escapes to keep the fight standing. Villareal scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard. Villareal transitions to back control against Johnson, Villareal looks for a rear naked choke as the round ends.  

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Villareal

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson immediately attacking Villareal with a high kick, Villareal gets Johnson against the cage wall after eating an elbow strike. Villareal scores a takedown and Johnson immediately scrambles to get back control, Villareal shakes Johnson off of him and the fighters are standing. Villareal gets Johnson against the cage wall before scoring another takedown, Villareal transitions to back control against Johnson. Villareal looks for the rear naked choke and Johnson escapes each time, Johnson scrambles to get top position before a second scramble gets both fighters to their feet. Villareal scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets the open guard, Johnson sweeps Villareal to regain top position. Villareal eats a few strikes as he scrambles to his feet, Johnson scores a takedown on Villareal as the round ends.  

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Villareal kicking Johnson in the midsection, Villareal scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets the full guard. Johnson scrambles and the fighters are standing again, Johnson rocks Villareal with an elbow strike followed by a knee strike. Villareal grabs Johnson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Johnson goes for a jumping inverted triangle choke and Villareal escapes. Johnson gets back control and he locks in a rear naked choke, Johnson releases the choke to get the full mount against Villareal. Johnson rolls for a triangle choke and Villareal escapes to get top position until the round ends. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Final Score: 29-28 for Johnson) 

Official Result: Armando Villareal def. Jose Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Itzel Esquivel vs. Vanessa Demopoulos 

Round One: The round begins with Esquivel looking for a high kick against Demopoulos, Esquivel nails Demopoulos with a multiple strike combination. Demopoulos gets Esquivel against the cage wall after eating a right, Demopoulos drags Esquivel to the ground and Esquivel winds up getting top position. Demopoulos rolls for a triangle choke and Esquivel escapes to get the fight standing again, Demopoulos drops Esquivel with a multiple punch combination. Demopoulos quickly gets top position on the ground while landing more strikes, Demopoulos transitions to the half guard against Esquivel. Esquivel scrambles to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Demopoulos

Round Two: The round begins with Esquivel nailing Demopoulos with a three strike combination, Esquivel drops Demopoulos and she pounces on her with more strikes. Demopoulos rolls for a heel hook and Esquivel escapes before landing more strikes, Demopoulos scrambles to her feet and she gets Esquivel against the cage wall. Demopoulos pulls guard and she gets Esquivel back to the ground, Demopoulos rolls for an arm bar and Esquivel escapes to land more strikes. Esquivel gets up and she allows Demopoulos to stand as well, Esquivel nails a kicking Demopoulos with a counter left hook. Esquivel attacks Demopoulos with a head kick before scoring a takedown, Demopoulos tries the rubber guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Esquivel (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Esquivel nailing a kicking Demopoulos with a two punch combination, Esquivel charges at Demopoulos while swinging away at her. Demopoulos grabs Esquivel and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Demopoulos eats an uppercut as she hits Esquivel with a left hook, Demopoulos scores a takedown and Esquivel scrambles to get top position. Demopoulos sweeps Esquivel and she winds up in top position, Esquivel scrambles and she regains top position. Esquivel stands up and she allows Demopoulos to stand as well, Esquivel attacks Demopoulos with a few kicks. Demopoulos goes for the takedown and Esquivel gets top position again, Esquivel attacks Demopoulos with some strikes. Esquivel stands up again and she allows Demopoulos to stand up as well, the fighters exchange strikes until Esquivel scores a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Esquivel (Final Score: 29-28 for Esquivel)

Official Result: Itzel Esquivel def. Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Vernon Lewis vs. Jeremy Hardy 

Round One: The round begins with Hardy attacking Lewis with some leg kicks, Hardy then kicks Lewis in the midsection. Hardy nails a swinging Lewis with a counter right, Hardy scores a takedown on Lewis and he gets back control. Lewis gets back up as Hardy attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Hardy scores another takedown on Lewis and he gets the half guard. Hardy goes back to attacking Lewis with ground and pound, Lewis scrambles and Hardy gets back control while landing a bunch of strikes. Lewis scrambles to his feet and Hardy holds him against the cage wall, Hardy attacks Lewis with a plethora of knee strikes before scoring another takedown. Hardy swings awya at Lewis as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Round Two: The round begins with Hardy taking a few swings at Lewis, Hardy then nails Lewis with a kick to the midsection. Hardy then gets Lewis against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, the fighters separate and Lewis swings away at Hardy. Lewis nails a swinging Hardy with a counter right hook, Hardy backs Lewis into the cage wall after landing a multiple punch combination. Lewis lands a knee strike before eating a few rights from Hardy, the fighters continue trading blows in the middle of the cage. Hardy gets Lewis back against the cage wall after eating a knee strike, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Lewis lands a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lewis (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Lewis backing Hardy into the cage wall after landing a multiple strike combination, Lewis follows Hardy around the cage while swinging away at him. Lewis holds Hardy against the cage wall while assaulting him with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Vernon Lewis def. Jeremy Hardy by TKO via strikes (0:51, R3)

Jhonoven Pati vs. Punahele Soriano 

Round One: The round begins with Soriano attacking Pati with a high kick, Soriano comes forward and he attacks Pati with some lefts. Pati starts nailing Soriano with some leg kicks, Pati attacks an incoming Soriano with a flying knee strike. Soriano grabs Pati and he gets him against the cage wall until scoring a takedown, Pati scrambles to his feet and he attacks Soriano with knee strikes. The fighters get close and have a series of wild striking exchanges, Soriano cracks a leaping Pati with a series of lefts. Soriano drops pati and he gets back control on the ground, Soriano attacks Pati with ground and pound. Soriano locks in a rear naked choke and Pati goes out cold.

Official Result: Punahele Soriano def. Jhonoven Pati by submission via rear naked choke (3:36, R1)

Jimmy Flick vs. Cee Jay Hamilton 

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with a few kicks, Hamilton goes after Flick with a series of high kicks. Hamilton trips up Flick and he pounds on him with strikes until allowing him to stand up, Hamilton attacks Flick with a two punch combination. Hamilton then hits Flick with a knee strike followed by a left, Hamilton stuns Flick with a few high kick attempts. Flick trips up Hamilton with a low kick while looking for the takedown, Hamilton charges forward and he swings away at Flick. Flick grabs a swinging Hamilton and he scores a takedown against him, Hamilton scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Flick attempts a flying knee strike against Hamilton, Hamilton scores a takedown on Flick and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hamilton

Round Two: The round begins with Hamilton going back to attacking Flick with high kicks, Hamilton nails a kicking Flick with a straight left. Flick recovers and he kicks Hamilton in the midsection, Hamilton gets Flick against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The fighters separate and Flick hunts for takedowns against Hamilton, Flick scores a takedown on Hamilton and he gets him in the seated position. Flick is able to transition to the full mount against Hamilton, Flick advances to back control and then full mount against Hamilton. Flick locks in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jimmy Flick def. Cee Jay Hamilton by submission via arm triangle choke (4:09, R2)

Ray Rodriguez vs. Chris Gutierrez 

Round One: The round begins with Gutierrez attacking Rodriguez with some leg kicks, Gutierrez briefly drops Rodriguez with a leg kick. Gutierrez grabs a charging Rodriguez and he gets him against the cage wall, Gutierrez scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the half guard. Rodriguez sweeps Gutierrez and the fighters get to their feet, Rodriguez drops for a kimura and Gutierrez escapes to regain top position. Gutierrez attacks Rodriguez with some ground and pound, Gutierrez transitions to the half guard against Rodriguez. Gutierrez jumps to back control against Rodriguez and he locks in the rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Chris Gutierrez def. Ray Rodriguez by submission via rear naked choke (4:47, R1)

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