LFA 81 Results: Jamall Emmers vs. Rafael Barbosa Headlines, Plus 2 Pivotal Women's Bouts

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Jamall Emmers def. Rafael Barbosa by submission via arm triangle choke (2:39, R3)

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Jacob Rosales def. Salaiman Ahmaydar by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Christian Aguilera def. Glaucio Eliziario by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Sam Hughes def. Lisa Mauldin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Vince Cachero def. Marvin Garcia by TKO via strikes (1:22, R2)

Leandro Gomes def. Yuma Horiuchi by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Vanessa Demopoulos def. Loveth Young by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)


Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Loveth Young

Round One: The round begins with Demopoulos attacking a swinging Young with a kick to the midsection, Young attacks Demopoulos with a few combinations. Demopoulos starts hitting Young with a few leg kicks, Young cracks a swinging Demopoulos with a counter right hook. Demopoulos comes forward and Young cracks her with some combinations, Young then cracks Demopoulos with a left hook to the midsection. Young continuously cracks Demopoulos with counter strikes, Young comes forward again while swinging away at Demopoulos. Demopoulos goes for a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Young

Round Two: The round begins with Young cracking a kicking Demopoulos with a counter right hook, Demopoulos pulls guard and she drags Young to the ground. Young attacks Demopoulos with some ground and pound, Demopoulos rolls for an arm bar and Young escapes by scrambling to her feet. Young immediately nails Demopoulos with some combinations, Demopoulos pulls guard again to get Young back to the ground. Demopoulos sweeps Young and she gets the full mount, Demopoulos attacks Young with a lot of ground and pound while getting put in her half guard. Demopoulos regains the full mount and she attacks Young with a plethora of strikes, Demopoulos rolls for an arm bar and Young escapes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Young and Demopoulos taking some swings at each other, Young starts landing some combos against Demopoulos. Demopoulos scores a takedown on Young and Young finds a way to get top control, Young gets up and she makes Demopoulos stand as well. Young charges at Demopoulos while swinging away at her, Young cracks an incoming Demopoulos with a counter right uppercut. Demopoulos goes for a takedown and she winds up pulling guard, Demopoulos scrambles and she gets back control on Young. Demopoulos attacks Young with some ground and pound, Demopoulos gains the full mount and she attacks Young with a ton of strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Vanessa Demopoulos def. Loveth Young by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Yuma Horiuchi vs. Leandro Gomes

Round One: The round begins with Gomes attacking Horiuchi with a variety of kicks, Gomes starts nailing Horiuchi with some leg kicks. Horiuchi scores a takedown on Gomes and he gets the full guard, Gomes sweeps Horiuchi and he gets top control. Horiuchi wall walks to his feet and Gomes gets him back to the ground, Horiuchi gets back up and Gomes holds him against the cage wall. Gomes scores another takedown and Horiuchi gets right back up, Horiuchi charges at Gomes while swinging away at him. Horiuchi cracks a backing Gomes with a right and Gomes responds with one of his own, Horiuchi comes forward and Gomes nails him with a left hook, Horiuchi throws a few kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gomes

Round Two: The round begins with Gomes attacking Horiuchi with a multiple punch combination, Horiuchi gets Gomes against the cage wall after the exchange. Horiuchi separates from Gomes after Gomes tried pulling guard, Gomes starts attacking Horiuchi with some leg kicks. Horiuchi nails a kicking Gomes with a counter right hook, Gomes continues cracking Horiuchi with counter strikes. Gomes scores a takedown on Horiuchi and he gets him in the seated position, Horiuchi gets up and Gomes drags him back to the ground. Horiuchi scrambles and Gomes rolls for an arm bar Horiuchi escapes to get back to his feet, Gomes eventually stands after eating some leg kicks from Horiuchi. Gomes nails Horiuchi with a kick to the midsection, Horiuchi and Gomes exchange a few right hooks. Horiuchi backs Gomes into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Gomes pops Horiuchi with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gomes (Overall Score: 20-18 for Gomes)

Round Three: The round begins with Horiuchi attacking Gomes with some leg kicks, Gomes lands some leg kicks of his own against Horiuchi. Gomes comes forward and he nails Horiuchi with a left, Horiuchi backs Gomes up while swinging away at him. Gomes scores a takedown against Horiuchi and Horiuchi gets back up, Horiuchi catches Gomes in a guillotine choke and Horiuchi keeps top control as Gomes escapes. Horiuchi gets up and he allows Gomes to stand as well, Horiuchi backs up Gomes as the fighters swing away at each other. Horiuchi and Gomes start getting into a few striking exchanges, Gomes scores another takedown on Horiuchi and he gets back control. Horiuchi shakes Gomes off of his back before getting back to his feet, Gomes gets up a short time later and Horiuchi swings away at him. Horiuchi backs Gomes into the cage wall while taking more swings at him, Gomes grabs Horiuchi and he gets him against the cage wall. Horiuchi scores a takedown on Gomes and he lands some strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Leandro Gomes def. Yuma Horiuchi by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Vince Cachero vs. Marvin Garcia

Round One: The round begins with Garcia scoring a takedown on Cachero and he gets the half guard, Cachero eventually gets Garcia in his full guard. Garcia attacks Cachero with some ground and pound, Cachero attacks Garcia with elbow strikes while on his back. Cachero scrambles to his feet and Garcia gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Cachero attacks Garcia with a leaping knee strike to the face. Garcia looks for a takedown and Cachero attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Cachero also hits Garcia with some kicks to the midsection. Garcia looks for another takedown and Cachero defends by landing a bunch of strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cachero

Round Two: The round begins with Cachero attacking Garcia with some leg kicks, Garcia looks for a takedown as Cachero nails him with more strikes. Cachero gets Garcia against the cage wall before dropping him with a series of knee strikes, Cachero pounces on a downed Garcia until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Vince Cachero def. Marvin Garcia by TKO via strikes (1:22, R2)

Lisa Mauldin vs. Sam Hughes

Round One: The round begins with Hughes attacking Mauldin with some leg kicks, Mauldin and Hughes exchange a few rights. Mauldin starts hitting Hughes with some leg kicks of her own, Mauldin and Hughes get into a few striking exchanges. Hughes starts hunting for takedowns against Mauldin, Hughes cracks Mauldin with an elbow strike to the head. Mauldin nails Hughes with a kick to the midsection, Mauldin nails Hughes with a knee strike after a brief clinch. Mauldin and Hughes attack each other with combinations, Mauldin looks to nail Hughes with kicks to the midsection. Hughes scores a takedown on Mauldin and she gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hughes

Round Two: The round begins with Hughes nailing a kicking Mauldin with a counter left, Mauldin starts attacking Hughes with some leg kicks. Hughes gets Mauldin against the cage wall after landing a combination, the fighters separate and Mauldin attacks Hughes with a spinning back fist. Hughes charges forward and she attacks Mauldin with a combination, Mauldin backs up Hughes after landing a knee strike and elbow strike. Hughes attempts a spinning elbow strike against Mauldin after another clinch, Hughes continues nailing Mauldin with combinations. Hughes grabs Mauldin and she nails her with multiple uppercuts, Hughes grabs Mauldin and she gets her back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mauldin scores a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hughes (Overall Score: 20-18 for Hughes)

Round Three: The round begins with Hughes attacking Mauldin with some leg kicks, Mauldin comes forward while taking some swings at Hughes. Hughes grabs Mauldin and they exchange a few strikes before separating, Mauldin grabs Hughes and she attacks her with a knee strike. Hughes comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Mauldin nails Hughes with a knee strike to the face. Hughes comes forward and she nails Mauldin with a combination, Mauldin grabs Hughes to attack her with more knee strikes. Hughes scores a takedown on Mauldin and she gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters trading some strikes, Hughes scores another takedown on Mauldin and she gets back control. Mauldin gets up and Hughes jumps on her back, Hughes lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hughes (Final Score: 30-27 for Hughes)

Official Result: Sam Hughes def. Lisa Mauldin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Christian Aguilera vs. Glaucio Eliziario

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Aguilera scores a takedown on Eliziario and he gets the open guard. Aguilera attacks Eliziario with some ground and pound, Aguilera transitions to the half guard against Eliziario while landing more strikes. Aguilera continues attacking Eliziario with ground and pound, Eliziario scrambles to his feet and he separates from Aguilera. Eliziario goes for a head kick and Aguilera blocks it as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aguilera

Round Two: The round begins with Eliziario attacking Aguilera with some leg kicks, Eliziario scores a takedown on Aguilera and Aguilera gets back up. Eliziario gets Aguilera against the cage wall after landing a few rights, Aguilera scores a takedown on Eliziario and he gets the open guard. Aguilera attacks Eliziario with some ground and pound, Aguilera postures up and he nails Eliziario with a wall jump hammer fist as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aguilera (Overall Score: 20-18 for Aguilera)

Round Three: The round begins with Aguilera landing a few combos against Eliziario, Aguilera grabs Eliziario and he gets him against the cage wall. Aguilera drags Eliziario to the ground and he gets back control, Eliziario shakes Aguilera off of his back and he gets top control on the ground. Eliziario scrambles and he gets back control on Aguilera, Eliziario goes for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Christian Aguilera def. Glaucio Eliziario by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Jacob Rosales vs. Salaiman Ahmaydar

Round One: The round begins with Rosales nailing Ahmaydar with a two punch combo followed by a flying knee strike, Ahmaydar and Rosales get into a wild striking exchange. Ahmaydar and Rosales also exchange some leg kicks, Ahmaydar comes forward and he nails Rosales with an overhand right. Rosales starts winning the leg kick battle against Ahmaydar, Rosales comes forward and he attacks Ahmaydar with a combination. Rosales backs up Ahmaydar while landing a right uppercut, Rosales follows Ahmaydar around the cage while swinging away at him. Ahmaydar swings wildly at Rosales as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosales

Round Two: The round begins with Rosales attacking Ahmaydar with more rights, Rosales also goes back to attacking Ahmaydarwith leg kicks. Ahmaydar goes for a high kick and Rosales blocks it, Ahmaydar grabs Rosales and he gets him against the cage wall. Rosales rocks Ahmaydar with an overhand right followed by a combination, Ahmaydar keeps firing back against Rosales. Rosales stays on the outside while picking Ahmaydar apart with more strikes, Rosales rocks Ahmaydar again with a jab followed by a right cross. Ahmaydar cracks a leaping Rosales with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosales (Overall Score: 20-18 for Rosales)

Round Three: The round begins with Rosales attempting a high kick against Ahmaydar, Ahmaydar charges forward and he swings away at Rosales. Ahmaydar grabs Rosales and he gets him against the cage wall, Ahmaydar starts hunting for takedowns against Rosales. The fighters separate and Ahmaydar cracks Rosales with a straight right, Rosales grabs a swinging Ahmaydar and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Rosales takes a few swings at Ahmaydar, Ahmaydar cracks Rosales with a left hook during a striking exchange. The fighters take a few more swings at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jacob Rosales def. Salaiman Ahmaydar by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jamall Emmers vs. Rafael Barbosa

Round One: The round begins with Emmers attacking Barbosa with some leg kicks, Barbosa comes forward and he takes a few swings at Emmers. Emmers stuns Barbosa by landing a straight right to the face, Emmers attacks Barbosa with a spinning back fist. Barbosa looks for the counter strikes against a swinging Emmers, Barbosa comes forward and he nails Emmers with a right. Emmers cracks an incoming Barbosa with a right uppercut, Emmers grabs Barbosa and he lands a knee strike to the midsection. Barbosa attacks Emmers with a few combos as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Emmers

Round Two: The round begins with Emmers attacking Barbosa with some leg kicks, Barbosa fires back by throwing a few combinations. Emmers backs up Barbosa with a combination of his own, Barbosa looks for the counter strikes against Emmers. Emmers comes forward and he nails a swinging Barbosa with a counter right, Barbosa charges at Emmers while swinging at him. Emmers follows Barbosa around the cage while swinging away at him, Emmers scores a takedown on Barbosa and he gets him in a seated position. Emmers gains side control while nailing Barbosa with a few strikes, Barbosa scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Emmers (Overall Score: 20-18 for Emmers)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Barbosa cracks a swinging Emmers with a counter right. Emmers continues coming forward while swinging away at Barbosa, Barbosa grabs Emmers and he attacks him with a knee strike. Emmers scores a takedown on Barbosa and he gets back control, Emmers transitions to an arm triangle choke after a Barbosa scramble and Barbosa goes out cold.

Official Result: Jamall Emmers def. Rafael Barbosa by submission via arm triangle choke (2:39, R3)

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