Watch Rafael Lovato Jr. Win the Legacy Fighting Championship Middleweight Title and More on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS’ Highlights
Saturday April 23, 2016— Legacy Fighting Championship was back in action with their third event in five weeks Friday and the middleweight title was on the line in Tulsa! BJJ Black Belts and undefeated fighters Rafael Lovato Jr and Marcelo Nunes squared off in the main event at Legacy 54 and as expected, grappling took center stage. Lovato Jr, who came into the fight with just 2 career MMA fights, was too much for Nunes, dominating round one and doing more of the same in round two en route to a TKO (yes, you read that right) win and middleweight championship.
In the co-main event, undefeated Andrew Todhunter ended his MMA career by submitting Evan Thompson in round one to remain undefeated. Todhunter leaves the sport (8-0). Also on the Legacy 54 card, Bilal Williams got himself another win in just 21 seconds, Derrick Adkins got another win over Daryl Wilson, Justin Rader returned to the win column, and Logan Cunningham kicked off the card with a first round armbar.
Commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s finish-filled action here:
Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHING CHAMPIONSHIP 54:
- Main Event – Middleweight Title Fight – Rafael Lovato Jr. (3-0) won the middleweight title with a TKO victory vs. Marcelo Nunes (5-1) at 4:51 in round two.
- Middleweight Fight – Andrew Todhunter (8-0) choked out Evan Thompson (5-3) with a rear-naked choke at 2:28 in round one.
- Welterweight Fight – Bilal Williams (5-2) scored a TKO over Ed Cline Jr. (8-6-1) 21 seconds into the first round.
- Lightweight Fight – Derrick Adkins (6-2) won a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) over Daryl Wilson (2-1).
- Featherweight Fight – Justin Rader (4-2) defeated Aaron Robinson (5-4) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
- Lightweight Fight – Logan Cunningham (5-0) submitted Kyle Driscoll (0-1) with a first round armbar at 2:17.
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