Legacy Fighting Alliance 51 Results: UFC Veteran Cody Gibson Headlines A Card With Several 1st Round Finishes

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Cody Gibson def. Gustavo Erak by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Nohelin Hernandez def. Rolando Velasco by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jordan Powell def. Andres Alcantar by TKO via fighter injury (4:00, R2)

Joaquin Lopez def. Salaiman Ahmadyar by KO via strikes (1:13, R1)

Kailin Hill def. Adam Fuggitt by KO via punch (1:31, R1)

Paul Elizondo def. Freddy Mendez by TKO via strikes (1:46, R1)


Paul Elizondo vs. Freddy Mendez

Round One: The round begins with Elizondo scoring a takedown on Mendez after a brief striking exchange, Elizondo transitions to the full mount against Mendez. Elizondo then gains back control against a scrambling Mendez, Elizondo attacks Mendez with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Paul Elizondo def. Freddy Mendez by TKO via strikes (1:46, R1)

Kailin Hill vs. Adam Fuggitt

Round One: The round begins with Hill attacking Fuggitt with a knee strike followed by a two punch combo, Fuggitt scores a takedown and Hill gets right back up. Fuggitt gets Hill against the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes, Fuggitt scores another takedown on Hill while landing strikes afterwards. Hill gets up and separates from Fuggitt, Hill destroys Fuggitt with a flying knee strike followed by a left and Fuggitt goes out cold.

Official Result: Kailin Hill def. Adam Fuggitt by KO via punch (1:31, R1)

Joaquin Lopez vs. Salaiman Ahmadyar

Round One: The round begins with Ahmadyar attacking Lopez with a right hook, the fighters have a few striking exchanges. Lopez rocks Ahmadyar with a multiple punch combination, Lopez drops Ahmadyar with the follow up combo and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joaquin Lopez def. Salaiman Ahmadyar by KO via strikes (1:13, R1)

Andres Alcantar vs. Jordan Powell

Round One: The round begins with Powell attacking Alcantar with some punching combinations, Powell grabs Alcantar and gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Alcantar attacks Powell with some leg kicks, Powell backs up Alcantar by landing a two punch combination. Powell backs up Alcantar before landing a spinning back kick to the upper body, Alcantar comes forward and swings wildly at Powell. Powell cracks a kicking Alcantar with a counter right, Alcantar attacks Powell with a few kicks to the midsection. Powell responds by nailing Alcantar with a pair of rights, Powell then hits Alcantar with a superman punch. Powell also attacks Alcantar with a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Powell

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Alcantar catches Powell with a kick to the midsection. Alcantar cracks Powell with a high kick from out of nowhere, Alcantar charges forward and he swings away at Powell. Powell responds by nailing Alcantar with a knee strike to the head, Powell grabs a swinging Alcantar and he gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Powell attacks Alcantar with combinations, Alcantar catches a swinging Powell with a counter right. Powell responds by kicking Alcantar in the midsection, Powell then hits Alcantar with a straight right. Alcantar slips during a striking exchange and Powell nails him with a kick to the midsection, Alcantar winds up injuring his arm during the ruckus and the referee stops the fight.

Official Result: Jordan Powell def. Andres Alcantar by TKO via fighter injury (4:00, R2)

Rolando Velasco vs. Nohelin Hernandez

Round One: The round begins with Velasco attacking Hernandez with some leg kicks, Hernandez catches Velasco with some leg kicks of his own. Velasco nails Hernandez with a multiple punch combination, Velasco gets Hernandez against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Hernandez drops for a guillotine choke and Velasco escapes to get top position, Hernandez scrambles to his feet and Velasco gets him back against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Velasco drops for a gator roll and Hernandez escapes to scramble back to his feet, Hernandez nails Velasco with a knee strike to the face. Velasco quickly gets Hernandez up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Velasco

Round Two: The round begins with Velasco taking a few swings against Hernandez, Hernandez drops a swinging Velasco with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes. Velasco scrambles to his feet and Hernandez swings away at him, Hernandez backs Velasco into the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Hernandez charges at Velasco while attacking him with combinations, Hernandez again gets Velasco against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and swing away against each other, Hernandez backs up Velasco after landing a straight left. Velasco goes for the takedown and Hernandez winds up in top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Hernandez starts attacking Velasco with some leg kicks. Hernandez nails an incoming Velasco with a two punch combination, Velasco still takes a few swings against Hernandez. Velasco scores a takedown on a kicking Hernandez, Velasco attacks Hernandez with some ground and pound. Hernandez tries attacking Velasco with some strikes while on his back, Velasco scrambles for back control and Hernandez winds up in top position. Hernandez attacks Velasco with a few strikes before posturing up, Velasco eventually gets to his feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nohelin Hernandez def. Rolando Velasco by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Cody Gibson vs. Gustavo Erak

Round One: The round begins with Gibson scoring a takedown on Erak and he gets the half guard, Erak eats a few strikes while getting Gibson in his full guard. Gibson regains half guard while nailing Erak with more strikes, Erak again gets Gibson in his full guard. Erak scrambles to his feet and Gibson drags him back to the ground, Gibson goes for a guillotine choke and Erak escapes as Gibson gets top position while landing strikes. Erak scrambles to his feet and Gibson nails him with a knee strike, Erak charges forward and he swings wildly at Gibson. Erak starts attacking Gibson with some leg kicks, Gibson looks for a takedown before nailing Erak with a knee strike. Gibson responds by landing a knee strike of his own, Erak accidentally nails Gibson low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters staring at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gibson

Round Two: The round begins with Erak swinging wildly at an incoming Gibson, Gibson scores a takedown on Erak and Erak gets right back up. Gibson steps forward and he nails Erak with a right uppercut, Erak starts attacking Gibson with some leg kicks. Erak accidentally nails Gibson low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Erak kicking away at Gibson. Gibson and Erak come forward and just swing away at each other, Gibson catches a swinging Erak with a pair of rights. Erak charges forward and jsut swings wildly against Gibson, Erak cracks a backing Gibson with a two punch combination. Gibson grabs Erak and he gets him against the cage wall, Gibson scores another takedown on Erak and he immediately postures up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Erak attacking Gibson with some leg kicks, Erak backs up Gibson while swinging away at him. Gibson pops a swinging Erak with a counter right, Gibson eats a strike as he gets Erak against the cage wall. Gibson scores a takedown on Erak and he gets the half guard, Gibson attacks Erak with some ground and pound. Erak gets back up and Gibson drags him back to the ground while gaining back control, Gibson transitions to full mount while attacking Erak with ground and pound. Erak scrambles to his feet and Gibson gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Erak swings away at Gibson. Gibson quickly gets Erak against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Cody Gibson def. Gustavo Erak by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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