Brazil overwhelms Latin America in team challenge at LFA 187

CAJAMAR, São Paulo, Brazil — In the first-ever Brazil vs. Latin America team challenge in LFA history, the Brazilian team defended their home turf emphatically against the Latin American team. In the main event, former LFA welterweight champion Carlos “The Lion” Leal defeated Venezuelan standout Manuel Mena to conclude the night with an exclamation point for the home team. Leal scored a walk-off knockout at 3:09 of Round 1 to announce his return to the promotion. In the co-main event, another top Brazilian prospect shined when Marcos “Tailandês” Degli dominated his Argentinian opponent. Degli secured the back of Ignacio “Nachito” Fernandez toward the end of the first round and finished the fight via TKO after landing a barrage of punches from back control. The official time of the stoppage came at 4:32 of Round 1. The other fight results can be found below:



Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Carlos Leal def. Manuel Mena via KO (Punches) at 3:09 of Round 1.

Co-Main Event | Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Marcos Degli def. Ignacio Fernandez via TKO (Punches from Back Control) at 4:32 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Samuel Dias def. Renzo Cortti via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 0:39 of Round 1.

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Inglesson de Lara def. Lucas Miletich via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Lionel Abojer def. Apollo Gomes via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:37 of Round 2.

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Pedro Doreto def. Leandro Solano via Verbal Submission (Cut) at 5:00 of Round 1.

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Aieza Bertolso def. Alejandra Fernandez via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 3:19 of Round 3.


Preliminary Card (Worldwide on LFA FIGHT NETWORK at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m PT):

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Hugo Paiva def. Rodrigo Roldan via KO (punches) at 3:18 of Round 1.

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Vladimir Calvo def. Leonardo Mesquita via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Lany Silva vs. Pâmela Mara via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Eduardo Dutra def. Abraham Racho via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
João Moraes def. Navir Gonzalez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Guilherme Uriel def. Weslley Álec via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:29 of Round 1.

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Nawira Ferreira def. Fabrizia Ketlinn via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Matheus Felipe def. Alexandre Duarte via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).


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The Municipality of Cajamar, through the Department of Public Works and Services, coordinated the complete renovation of the entire structure of the Polvilho Gym. Maintenance and repairs were carried out in the entire infrastructure of the gym with new coverage, increase in the dimensions of the court, painting, accessibility to bathrooms, access ramp, installation of a new electronic scoreboard, new hydraulic basketball tables, renovation and installation of LED lighting in the entire indoor and outdoor area of the gym. The restructuring of the space will provide significant improvements for the court to host the numerous competitions held throughout the year and also for the sports projects in various modalities that the City Hall offers free of charge to the population. For more info visit the Cajamar official website.

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