Nick Newell Returns to MMA with a First Round Neck Crank Submission Victory on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 35
Houston, Texas (Sat, March 10, 2018)– Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) 35 took place live on AXS TV on March 9th at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The main card aired live and nationwide on AXS TV.
In the main event, after two years off from MMA, Nick Newell (14-1) didn’t waste any time submitting Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank 2:10 into the first round. Check out the video clip of the finish here.
Also on the card, Adrian Yanez (7-2) also scored an highlight-reel finish, knocking out Natan Trepagnier (4-4, 1 NC) with seconds left in the first round.
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LFA 35 Results:
Main Event – Catchweight Fight (163 Pounds) – Nick Newell (14-1) submitted Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank at 2:10 in round one.
Co-Main Event – Heavyweight Fight – Vernon Lewis (5-3) defeated Jared Vandera (6-3) in a back-and-forth battle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight Fight – Jason Langellier (7-1) quickly submitted Thomas Webb (13-5) with a d’arce choke 1:10 in round one.
Featherweight Fight – Charles Cheeks III (13-6) defeated Rivaldo Junior (15-8-2) by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Bantamweight Fight – Adrian Yanez (7-2) knocked out Nathan Trepagnier (4-4, 1 NC) at 4:56 in round one.
Strawweight Fight – Cheyane Vlismas (1-0) finished Karla Hernandez (0-1) with elbows to win by TKO at 4:22 in round three.
Bantamweight Fight – Leomana Martinez (3-1) knocked out Casey Jones (3-2) at 2:25 in round one.
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