Bellato defeats Dos Santos to win the LFA interim light-heavyweight title at LFA 159

CARAGUATATUBA, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — In a battle for the LFA interim light-heavyweight title, Rodolfo “Trator” Bellato Jones defeated Acácio “Pequeno” Dos Santos via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46). Bellato became the promotion’s seventh 205-pound champion. In the co-main event, Anderson “Buzika” Ferreira scored his 16th career win via KO/TKO when he stopped fellow LFA veteran Junior Luiz. The referee stopped the fight in the first round after Ferreira dropped Luiz with an uppercut and followed up with ground strikes. The other fight results can be found below:




Main Card

Main Event | Interim Light-Heavyweight Title Bout (205 lb)
Rodolfo Bellato vs. Acácio Dos Santos via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).

Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Anderson Ferreira def. Junior Luiz via TKO (Uppercut and Ground n’ Pound) at 3:31 of Round 1.

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Geraldo Neto vs. Argemiro Delmandes via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:18 of Round 1.

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Lucas Rocha def. Matheus Da Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Vinicius Pires def. Kauã Fernandes via via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:46 of Round 1.

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Hugo Cunha def. Fernando Batista via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 2:52 of Round 1.


Preliminary Card

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Marcos Degli def. Hugo Paiva via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:16 of Round 1.

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Isaias Simões def. João Paulo Santos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Juan Pablo Vieira def. Manuel Robson Minoto via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:55 of Round 1.

Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
Levi Rodrigues def. José Carlos Lima via TKO (Punches) at 1:28 of Round 2.

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Aieza Bertolso def. Rafaela Silva via Submission (Armbar) at 4:02 of Round 1.


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