LAS VEGAS, NV – FightBook MMA has your results for LFA 85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos taking place from the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The main event will feature the inaugural LFA Women’s Strawweight World Title fight between top female prospects Sam “SAMPAGE” Hughes (4-0) and Vanessa “Lil Monster” Demopoulos (4-1).
LFA 85 will be a closed-door event and the entire fight card will be available tonight LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Below you can find the complete and official results including the weigh-in results that took place on Thursday, July 16. LFA and Sanford Pentagon officials implemented strict health codes, safeguards, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols throughout the week. In accordance with these guidelines, the LFA 85 fight card underwent a late change.
One LFA athlete, Chris Brown, was removed from the event. His manager Rick Guerrero of Mata Leon Sports Management gave the following statement: “Chris Brown was removed from competing at LFA 85 due to testing positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are thankful that this was detected and contained by event officials. Chris is asymptomatic and is following all of the guidelines set in place by the medical team. We hope to get him back in the LFA Octagon soon.”
All of the remaining athletes competing at LFA 85 have tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19). LFA 85 will now proceed with six bouts.
LFA 85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos Results:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Women’s Strawweight Title Bout (115 lbs)
Vanessa Demopoulos (114.6) def. Sam Hughes (114.6) via submission inverted triangle in Round 4, 221
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs)
Kevin Natividad (135) def. Kyle Estrada (136) by KO in Round 2, 1:37
Featherweight Bout (145 lbs)
Leandro Gomes (145.6) def. Jacob Thrall (145.8) by unanimous decision
Lightweight Bout (155 lbs)
Jordan Leavitt (155.8) def. Leivon Lewis (154.4) via submission anaconda choke in Round 1, 2:01
Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs)
Christian Natividad (135) def. Michael Aquila (136) via KO in Round 1, 2:48
Heavyweight Bout (265 lbs)
Mitchell Sipe (252.2) def. Darion Abbey (262.2) via TKO in Round 1, 1:37
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