Cavalcanti defeats Croden to win the LFA women’s bantamweight title at LFA 157

PRIOR LAKE, Minnesota — In a five-round war for the vacant LFA women’s bantamweight title, Jacqueline Cavalcanti defeated Melissa Croden via Unanimous Decision to become the promotion’s second 135-pound female champion.  In the co-main event, Arthur Estrázulas scored a frontrunner for Comeback of the Year by throwing up a Triangle Choke to submit Bobby Lee after Lee appeared to be running away with a dominant victory.  The other fight results can be found below:




Main Card:

Main Event | Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout (135 lb)
Jacqueline Cavalcanti def. Melissa Croden via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45).

Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Arthur Estrázulas def. Bobby Lee via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:26 of Round 2.

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Kegan Gennrich def. Richie Miranda via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Alden Coria def. Jesse Martinelli via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Womben’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Marnic Mann def. Amber Brown via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Amari Sengsavanh def. Kibedy Gordon via KO (Punch) at 0:43 of Round 2.


Preliminary Card:

Catchweight Bout (150 lb)
Griffin Parriott def. Kurtis Ellis via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 4:51 of Round 1.

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Mariana Piccolo def. Rachael Lippert via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:44 of Round 2.

Catchweight Bout (165 lb)
Austin Judge def. Cliff Wright via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 3:57 of Round 2.

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Jackson McVey def. Tom Krenzel via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 3:47 of Round 1.

Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Santos Verdinez def. Pierre Ba via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Mitchell Wilson def. Brock Hamer via TKO (Punches) at 0:27 of Round 1.

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Noah Gasho def. Jeffrey Tuley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Brandon Mills def. Dylan Kiskila via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:48 of Round 3.


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