Friday night kicked off with a middleweight semi-final main event UFC Fight Pass LFA 98. There were not many decisions on this card so you really had to stay tuned in. Seven total fights were on the stream were aired. We will do a complete recap breakdown for each bout. Then more details on the main event, and the possible opponent on the next LFA event. Also, remember is you do not have Fight Pass you are missing out on the action. Especially since the LFA 100 event is just down the street.
Light Heavyweight: Zac Pauga vs Ashby Thomas
This fight looked like it was over before it started. The size difference made Thomas look like a rookie getting bashed for looking at Pauga’s wife. Referee stoppage at 3:21 in the first round keeping Pauga still undefeated with the small record of 2-0.
Light Heavyweight: Matt Paul vs Joshua Silveira
They started off sizing each other up but Silveria’s grappling took control of the short round. Matt Paul tried a few submission attempts to make the fight standing but was unsuccessful. Just after 3 minutes Silveria took the back and got the tap with the rear-naked choke.
Strawweight: Vanessa Marie Grimes vs Tabatha Ricci
Grimes 1-5 record definitely made it hard not to pick the Brazilian with a -600 favorite. However, Grimes came out swinging which quickly turned into a takedown by Ricci. Right after the first minute, Ricci gets the armbar submission improving her record to 4-0.
Lightweight: Austin Clem vs Dakota Bush
Commentators mentioned Bush took the fight on short notice, and Clem was the one to miss weight. This made Dakota a little raged and he proved it by finishing Clem in the first round within a minute. Bush just controlled the fight by pressing Clem to the cage and landed a right high kick to get the stoppage.
Bantamweight: Richard Palencia vs Jeimeson Saudino
Both guys had not fought in two years, but the fight was one-sided with a point deduction in the first round from Palencia. After the point deduction, the open scoring system of Kansas shows the round scored 9-9. Even with the point taken Palencia was too much for Saudino and he was awarded the decision.
Lightweight: Lucus Clay vs JJ Okanovich
Lucus Clay dominated this entire fight never allowing JJ to use his standup. Now with all the one-sided fight, the other cool part was Lucus had the nickname of Cassius. This was because he is related to the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
LFA 98 Main Event: Josh Fremd vs Bruno Oliveira
The winner of the main event gets a shot for the vacant middleweight title. Coming into the fight was Josh Fremd with two finishes in a row. Then you had Bruno Oliveira who was knocked out in his last fight. They started off by calf kicking each other in Conor’s honor and to thank Dustin. They start trading punches and Oliveira was looking confident. Next Fremd throws a left hook and drops him. Few more punches when Bruno hit the ground for the ref to stop the fight. Giving Josh Fremd the advantage to fight the winner of Anthony Adams verse Gregory Rodrigues on February 19, 2021, at LFA 100. There will also be a vacant flyweight title on the line with Victor Altamirano verse Carlos Mota.
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