This Friday LFA 101 will kick off with 14 undefeated fighters willing to put that zero on the line. The nine-fight card has the potential to have an undefeated fighter stay perfect in each match. It’s amazing the LFA was able to set up this event with the passion MMA fans have for undefeated athletes. Join us as we preview some of the essential fights to watch on the LFA 101 card!
LFA 101: The Undefeated Preview
Jalin Fuller vs Treston Vines
“The Gentleman” Jalin Fuller has LFA experience with three wins under the banner. Three finishes and one decision in his small MMA career have him on the right path. Fuller’s last fight was with a tough grappler, Miles Amos, which resulted in a front choke win in the third.
His opponent Treston Vines is making his LFA debut at LFA 101, with the same amount of professional fights. His last fight was with Strike Hard Productions, where Vines made short work of Sedric Johnson on January 23 this year. Vines landed the takedown quickly and finished with ground and pound for the stoppage.
In this match-up, it looks like “The Gentleman” will have to prepare for more grappling. This being a welterweight bout mixes up this match-up because Fuller has fought in other divisions. Also, this will be his first welterweight fight with LFA. Even with Vines’ short career, all of his fights have been in the division. The question of this fight will be if Vines has a problem with the bigger opponent.
Mark Climaco vs Pololu Nakanelua
This flyweight bout should be exciting with Mike Climaco coming off a first-round finish less than two weeks ago on February 26. On the other side, Pololu Nakanelua has not fought in over a year, so the pressure will be on him. Crazily, Nakanelua started his career off 1-3. Then he won four straight followed by his pro debut in 2018. In their eight combined battles, Climaco has three finishes and Nakanelua has two. This will be a great fight between two flyweight prospects that recruiters will be looking for.
Hunter Colvin vs Obinwa Ikebunna
Hunter Colvin has lots of grappling bouts with not the greatest record. However, he is competing with high-level talent. The last match was with veteran Gabriel Gonzaga where he lost by armbar in overtime at Submission Underground 20. Moreover, Colvin’s early MMA career has two first-round finishes in just over a minute, although his last opponent was 0-5 coming into the fight. We should expect Hunter to change to grappling if the stand-up starts to cause him any trouble.
On the other side, we have Obinwa “Son of Africa” Ikebunna with two first-round finishes himself. LFA 101 has some great match-ups that are even when looking at it on paper. Ikebunna’s last opponent, Dan Olajiga, was making his MMA debut and he did not last one minute with the “Son of Africa”. Ikebunna has a Muay Thai bout on his amateur record that was won by a split decision. Short comparable careers could make this fight very entertaining with an early finish.
Anthony Kalani vs Tee “The Experiment” Cummins
We are looking at a burning main event with this match-up. Both fighters are strikers with obvious punching power. Anthony Kalani will be bringing his five-fight, four-finish record to his LFA debut at LFA 101. It’s been over a year since Kalani has been in a cage. Also, none of his opponents have ever had a winning record. He even beat a guy with a 6-23 record!
Tee Cummins has a lot of buzz, even though it’s only been a small two-fight MMA career so far. “The Experiment” also started a bare-knuckle boxing career and won both bouts. Cummins had three bouts in 2020, but he has the same issue of opponents not having a ton of experience. When looking at his amateur career, Cummins has been competing since 2017.
It will be hard to decide on a winner. However, this is looking like a banger main event at LFA 101 with both fighters trying to make a name for themselves. Either way, someone will have to deal with a loss this Friday!
LFA 101: The Undefeated will air this Friday, March 12th on UFC Fight Pass at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. Fists will be flying with blood splatting. The youngest sport in the world is available to stream, so do not miss it!
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