Eduardo Chapolin dethrones Cody Davis to become LFA flyweight champion at LFA 172

PHOENIX, Arizona — In an international showdown for the LFA flyweight title, Eduardo Chapolin dethroned the reigning champion Cody Davis via TKO (Strikes) at 2:36 of Round 4. Chapolin joined Bradnon Moreno as the only person to dethrone a sitting LFA flyweight champion. Moreno of course went on to become a UFC champion and one of the greatest flyweights in the sport’s history. In the co-main event, Brazilian slugger Lerryan Douglas shocked the Arizona crowd by knocking out homegrown talent Ivan Tena via Left Hook at 1:38 of Round 1. The other fight results can be found below:




Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
Eduardo Chapolin def. Cody Davis via TKO (Strikes) at 2:36 of Round 4.

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Lerryan Douglas def. Ivan Tena via KO (Left Hook) at 1:38 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Nikita Kulshin def. Juliano Prescendo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Mirafzal Akhtamov def. Keyth Dawson via KO (Punches) at 1:12 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Cedric Katambwa def. Bret Cooper via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 2:54 of Round 2.


Preliminary Card:

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Leslie Hernandez def. Cristina Brador via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Women’s Strawweight (115 lb)
Grace DiFrancesco def. Jasmine Pouncy via TKO (Punches) at 2:54 of Round 2.

Catchweight Bout (161 lb)
Jorge Lecuanda def. James Deitz via TKO (Punches) at 0:23 of Round 2.

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Leon Mackey Jr. def. Tyler Gates via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Women’s Catchweight Bout (130 lb)
Alex Apodaca def. Jenna Williams via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27).


In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 300 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In 2018, the promotion joined the Imperial Family Companies group (formerly London Trust Media). In 2019, the promotion announced a broadcast partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS®. In 2021, the LFA expanded internationally by hosting multiple events in Brazil.

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