Cabazon, California– LFA 45 – Silva vs. Barnes took place on Friday, July 20th at the Morongo Outdoor Pavilion at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. The entire main card televised live and nationwide on AXS TV.
A veteran of 15 UFC fights, Erick Silva (20-9, 1 NC) showed off his expertise by catching LFA welterweight prospect Nick Barnes (12-4) in an armbar shortly after Barnes knocked him down in the first round of the main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 45. Watch Silva’s comeback victory here:
Silva’s performance in his LFA debut capped off seven finishes in seven fights on the LFA 45 broadcast. The night started quickly with two first-round finishes, including this highlight-reel head-kick KO by Kailan Hill (2-0).
You can watch the full highlights below including the complete and official results. The highlights are presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and Ron Kruck.
UFC fighter and RFA/AXS TV FIGHTS alum Brian Ortega was also on hand at LFA 45, and cageside reporter Phoenix Carnevale caught up with featherweight contender backstage to talk about his cancelled title fight at UFC 226 and more.
LFA 45 Official Results:
Main Event – Welterweight Fight – Erick Silva (20-9. 1 NC) submitted Nick Barnes (12-4) at 4:43 in round one.
Co-Main Event – Bantamweight Fight – Ryan Lilley (9-3) knocked out Jordan Winski (9-2) with strikes at 2:37 in round one.
Middleweight Fight – Moses Murrietta (7-1) defeated Casey Ryan (9-4) via TKO (referee stoppage) at 5:00 in round two.
Light Heavyweight fight – Blake Troop (8-5) defeated James Cannon (7-3) via TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 1:24 in round one.
Bantamweight Fight – Vince Cachero (5-0) submitted Carlos Puente Jr. (6-2) with a rear-naked choke at 4:19 in round two.
Middleweight Fight – Taylor Johnson (4-0) finished Luc Bondole (5-3-2) via TKO (strikes) at 1:36 in round one.
Middleweight Fight – Kailan Hill (2-0) knocked out Alex Thompson (2-1) with a head kick at 1:18 in round one.