John Sweeney and Azamat Bekoev become LFA champions at LFA 160

OWENSBORO, Kentucky — In a highly-anticipated showdown for the vacant LFA bantamweight title, John “Hollywood” Sweeney defeated Allan “Mini” Begosso via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46). Jones became the promotion’s tenth 135-pound champion. In the co-main event, “Iron” Azamat Bekoev defeated Dylan “The Mindless Hulk” Budka via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to become the LFA interim middleweight champion. The other fight results can be found below:



Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):

Main Event | Bantamweight Title Bout (135 lb)
John Sweeney vs. Allan Begosso via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46).

Co-Main Event | Interim Middleweight Title Bout (185 lb)
Azamat Bekoev def. Dylan Budka via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).

Catchweight Bout (150 lb)
Cortavious Romious def. Nathan Williams via Submission (Armbar) at 2:08 of Round 1.

Catchweight Bout (160 lb)
Josiah Harrell def. Mike Roberts via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 3:27 of Round 3.

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Cameron Kinzig def. Aaron Bush via TKO (Retirement) at 5:00 of Round 1.

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Aline Pereira def. Chelsea Conner via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).


Preliminary Card:

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Dieye Papa Badara def. Brooks Black via TKO (Punch and Ground n’ Pound) at 0:37 of Round 2.

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Alonzo Turner def. Damon Bell via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:26 of Round 1.

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Mataeo Garner def. Trent Nott via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 0:48 of Round 2.

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Joshua Perreira def. Izik Yakobov via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 1:04 of Round 3.

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Jayde Sheeley def. Diamond Long via Submission (Armbar) at 1:46 of Round 1.


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 280 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competingg 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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