SATURDAY, MAY 27
LFA 159: BELLATO vs. DOS SANTOS
ACÁCIO DOS SANTOS
INTERIM LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
CIDE CASA BRANCA SPORTS COMPLEX
CARAGUATATUBA, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
CARAGUATATUBA, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL —On Thursday, May 26th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 159: Bellato vs. Dos Santos from the Hotel Port Louis in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, Brazil. The main event features an interim light-heavyweight title fight between top prospects Rodolfo “Trator” Bellato (9-2) and Acácio “Pequeno” Dos Santos (15-5).
LFA 159 will feature veteran MMA commentator Ron Kruck, who will be joined in the booth by Brazilian MMA analyst Max Soares. The Brazilian-Portuguese simulcast will feature UFC Hall of Famer and MMA icon Antônio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, who will be joined by UFC star Caio “The Natural” Borralho.
They will call the action live inside the CIDE Casa Branca Sports Complex in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, Brazil. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Every fighter, except Junior Luiz, Argemiro Delmandes, and Silva, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scale. Luiz, Delmandes, and Silva will now forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents Anderson Ferreira, Geraldo Neto, and Aieza Bertolso. LFA 159 will proceed with eleven bouts, which includes the interim light-heavyweight championship at the top of the card.
LFA 159 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.):
Main Event | Interim Light-Heavyweight Title Bout (205 lb)
Rodolfo Bellato (204.6) vs. Acácio Dos Santos (202)
Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Anderson Ferreira (155.6) vs. Junior Luiz (159)***
*** Luiz will pay a penalty to Ferreira.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Geraldo Neto (170.8) vs. Argemiro Delmandes (173)***
*** Delmandes will pay a penalty to Neto.
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Lucas Rocha (124.6) vs. Matheus Da Silva (124.8)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Vinicius Pires (136) vs. Kauã Fernandes (136)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Hugo Cunha (258) vs. Fernando Batista (256)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Marcos Degli (126) vs. Hugo Paiva (126)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Isaias Simões (135) vs. João Paulo Santos (132.8)
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Manuel Robson Minoto (155.4) vs. Juan Pablo Vieira (155.2)
Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
Levi Rodrigues (204.6) vs. José Carlos Lima (203.2)
Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Rafaela Silva (117)*** vs. Aieza Bertolso (114.2)
*** Silva will pay a penalty to Bertolso.
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 270 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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LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).
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About IMPERIAL FAMILY COMPANIES:
The Imperial Family Companies maintains a diversified portfolio with one common theme: bringing power to the people. The IFC is proud to partner with the LFA management team to showcase the greatest talents of tomorrow. Learn more about the IFC at ImperialFamily.com.
About CIDE CASA BRANCA SPORTS COMPLEX:
The Municipality of Caraguatatuba, through the Secretariat of Public Works, restarted the works on the CIDE Casa Branca Sports Complex in 2021, after judicial approval. The purpose of the space is to meet the great demand for recreation and sports in the neighborhoods. The complex contains eight bathrooms, two locker rooms, two 21mx30m courts, seven multipurpose rooms, parking and a laundry room. When necessary, the two courts can be transformed into one, so that official and federated games of all modalities can be played in Caraguatatuba. For more information visit the Official Municipality of Caraguatatuba website.