LFA 94 Results: A New Women's Strawweight Champion Is Crowned, Plus UFC Veteran Joe Giannetti!

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LFA Women’s Strawweight Championship
Lupita Godinez def. Vanessa Demopoulus by majority decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-47) to win the title

Aaron McKenzie def. Joe Giannetti by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chase Gibson def. Thai Clark by submission via d’arce choke (4:18, R2)

Fernie Garcia def. Ryan Hayes by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Ozzy Diaz def. Logan Woods by TKO via strikes (1:36, R1)

Jalin Fuller def. Miles Amos by submission via d’arce choke (1:59, R3)


LFA Women’s Strawweight Championship
Vanessa Demopoulus (c) vs. Lupita Godinez

Round One: The round begins with Demopoulus attacking Godinez with some leg kicks, Godinez starts landing combinations on a kicking Demopoulus. Godinez nails a swinging Demopoulus with a two punch combination, Godinez steps forward and she pops Demopoulus with a right hook. Demopoulus continues throwing kicks until Godinez pops her with a counter left hook, Godinez continues coming forward and swinging away at Demopoulus. Demopoulus goes for a takedown on Godinez nails her with a knee strike, Demopoulus grabs Godinez and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Godinez attacks Demopoulus with more combinations, Godinez rocks Demopoulus with a right followed by another combination. Demopoulus responds by hitting Godinez with an overhand right followed by a head kick, Godinez backs Demopoulus into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Godinez avoids the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Godinez

Round Two: The round begins with Demopoulus attacking Godinez with some leg kicks, Godinez backs up Demopoulus after landing a right hook. Godinez continues charging forward and swinging away at Demopoulus, Demopoulus and Godinez exchange some jabs. Godinez comes forward and she cracks Demopoulus with a right hook followed by a multiple punch combination, Godinez continues coming forward and swinging away at Demopoulus. Demopoulus pulls guard and she gets Godinez to the ground, Godinez gets up and she rocks Demopoulus with a combination. Godinez lights up Demopoulus as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Demopoulus swinging away at Godinez, Demopoulus also lands some leg kicks on Godinez. Demopoulus catches Godinez with some combinations, Godinez goes back to landing multiple punch combinations on Demopoulus. Demopoulus comes forward and she cracks Godinez with a right, Demopoulus hits Godinez with a kick to the midsection. Godinez backs up Demopoulus while swinging away at her, Godinez lands a few strikes to the midsection of Demopoulus. Demopoulus continuously hunts for the takedown on Godinez, Demopoulus cracks Godinez with a knee strike to the midsection. Godinez backs up Demopoulus with some jabs as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Demopoulus (Overall Score: 29-28 for Godinez)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few strikes, Demopoulus starts landing some leg kicks on Godinez. Godinez lands some counter jabs and a body shot on Demopoulus, Demopoulus and Godinez get into a few striking exchanges. Demopoulus hits a swinging Godinez with a knee strike to the midsection, Godinez responds by hitting Demopoulus with a left hook. Demopoulus attacks Godinez with a knee strike and elbow strike, Godinez drops Demopoulus with a left and Demopoulus gets back up. Godinez backs up Demopoulus after landing a left hook, Demopoulus throws her own combinations against Godinez. Demopoulus cracks a swinging Godinez with a knee strike followed by a head kick, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Demopoulus (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Demopoulus attacking a swinging Godinez with a knee strike, Godinez starts landing jabs on a swinging Demopoulus. Godinez also starts landing leg kicks against Demopoulus, Demopoulus scores a takedown on Godinez and she gets the half guard. Demopoulus attacks Godinez with some ground and pound, Godinez scrambles to her feet and Demopoulus jumps on her to pull guard and get her back to the ground. Godinez gets up to get the fight standing again, the fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Demopoulus (Final Score: 48-47 for Demopoulus)

Official Result: Lupita Godinez def. Vanessa Demopoulus by majority decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-47) to win the title

Aaron McKenzie vs. Joe Giannetti

Round One: The round begins with McKenzie attacking Giannetti with some leg kicks, Giannetti pops a swinging McKenzie with a counter left. McKenzie looks for a takedown on Giannetti and Giannetti defends before attacking McKenzie with knee strikes, Giannetti drops for a guillotine choke on McKenzie and McKenzie defends while gaining top control. Giannetti rolls for a triangle choke and McKenzie defends while landing a bunch of strikes, Giannetti also attacks McKenzie with elbow strikes while holding him in the choke. Giannetti rolls for an arm bar and McKenzie escapes before getting full mount, McKenzie rolls for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giannetti

Round Two: The round begins with McKenzie attacking Giannetti with some leg kicks, McKenzie also nails Giannetti with a kick to the midsection. Giannetti gets backed up before nailing McKenzie with a knee strike, McKenzie grabs Giannetti and he gets him up against the cage wall. McKenzie scores a takedown on Giannetti and he gets side control, McKenzie attacks Giannetti with ground and pound. McKenzie keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with McKenzie attacking Giannetti with some leg kicks, McKenzie scores a takedown on Giannetti and he gets back control. Giannetti gets up and he shakes McKenzie off of him before getting top control, Giannetti rolls for a d’arce choke and McKenzie defends to regain top control, McKenzie transitions to the full mount against Giannetti. Giannetti sweeps McKenzie and both fighters get back to their feet, McKenzie goes for a takedown and Giannetti goes for a guillotine choke, McKenzie defends and he attacks Giannetti with knee strikes as they get back up. McKenzie grabs Giannetti and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Aaron McKenzie def. Joe Giannetti by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thai Clark vs. Chase Gibson

Round One: The round begins with Clark attacking Gibson with some leg kicks, Gibson responds with leg kicks of his own. Clark comes forward and he takes a few swings at Gibson, Gibson nails a swinging Clark with a counter right hook. Clark grabs Gibson and he gets him against the cage wall, Gibson scores a takedown on Clark and he gets back control. Gibson attacks Clark with some ground and pound, Gibson rolls for an arm bar and Clark defends to get top control. Clark attacks Gibson with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gibson

Round Two: The round begins with Gibson attacking Clark with some leg kicks, Clark starts attacking Gibson with some combinations. Clark throws another combo after Gibson nails him with a right, Gibson and Clark stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other. Gibson nails Clark with a leg kick followed by a right, Clark fires back by throwing another combination at Gibson. Gibson scores a takedown on Clark and he gets the half guard, Gibson rolls for a d’arce choke and the referee ends the fight despite no tap or the fighter going out cold.

Official Result: Chase Gibson def. Thai Clark by submission via d’arce choke (4:18, R2)

Fernie Garcia vs. Ryan Hayes

Round One: The round begins with Hayes attacking Garcia with some leg kicks, Garcia charges at Hayes and a striking exchange breaks out. Garcia cracks Hayes with a short left hook, Garcia continues coming forward while swinging away at Hayes. Garcia stuns a swinging Hayes with a two punch combination, Hayes goes for a clinch and Garcia swings away at him. Garcia continuously nails Hayes with multiple punch combinations, Hayes starts landing some jabs against Garcia. Garcia just continues lighting up Hayes with punching combinations, Hayes lands a counter left hook on a swinging Garcia. Garcia nails a jabbing Hayes with a two punch combo, Garcia swings away at Hayes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia

Round Two: The round begins with Hayes attacking Garcia with some leg kicks, Garcia goes back to attacking Hayes with combinations. Garcia and Hayes exchange some jabs, Hayes eats more combos before kicking Garcia in the midsection. Garcia nails a swinging Hayes with a counter left hook, Garcia cracks Hayes with an overhand right to the head. Garcia starts landing multiple counter rights on a swinging Hayes, Garcia lands nothing but rights on a kicking Hayes. Hayes throws a few more kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Garcia peppering Hayes with jabs while Hayes lands leg kicks, Garcia comes forward and he attacks Hayes with combinations. Hayes lands a few body kicks while Garcia continues throwing combinations, Hayes scores a takedown on Garcia and he gets the full guard. Hayes postures up and Garcia scrambles to his feet a short time later, Garcia goes back to landing combinations on Hayes. Hayes scores another takedown on Garcia and he gets the full guard, Hayes transitions to side control before Garcia scrambles to his feet. The fighters trade a few jabs before Garcia scores a takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Fernie Garcia def. Ryan Hayes by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

Logan Woods vs. Ozzy Diaz

Round One: The round begins with Woods attacking Diaz with some leg kicks, Diaz backs up Woods after throwing a two punch combination. Woods responds by landing his own two punch combination on Diaz, Diaz lands more combinations against Woods. Diaz drops a kicking Woods with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ozzy Diaz def. Logan Woods by TKO via strikes (1:36, R1)

Jalin Fuller vs. Miles Amos

Round One: The round begins with Fuller kicking Amos in the midsection, Amos grabs Fuller and they briefly clinch. Amos scores a takedown on Fuller after eating a body kick, Fuller gets up and Amos keeps him against the cage wall. Fuller nails Amos with a knee strike and Amos lands a right on him as they separated, Amos scores another takedown on Fuller and he gets him in a seated position. Fuller gets up and Amos holds him against the cage wall before separating, Amos gets a swinging Fuller back against the cage wall. The fighters separate after exchanging a few strikes, Fuller nails Amos with a knee strike to the midsection before Amos gets him back up against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Amos getting Fuller back against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amos

Round Two: The round begins with Fuller nailing Amos with a multiple strike combination, Amos gets Fuller back up against the cage wall. Fuller cracks Amos with a knee strike and right hook during a brief separation, Amos drags Fuller to the ground and he gets him in a seated position. Fuller gets up and Amos gets him up against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity and Fuller rocks Amos with a multiple strike combination. Amos recovers and he gets Fuller up against the cage wall again, the referee separates the fighters again for inactivity. The action resumes with Fuller swinging away at Amos before Amos scores a takedown on him, Amos transitions to back control on Fuller. Fuller sweeps Amos and he gets top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Amos immediately getting Fuller up against the cage wall, Amos scores a takedown on Fuller and Fuller gets back up before getting put back against the cage wall. Amos drags Fuller back to the ground and Fuller catches him in a d’arce choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Jalin Fuller def. Miles Amos by submission via d’arce choke (1:59, R3)

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