Mitch McKee defeats Jose Hernandez to remain undefeated at LFA 182

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — LFA 182 celebrated a decade of MMA in the “Mount Rushmore State” after the promotion brought the first sanctioned MMA event to the state in 2014 and a sell-out crowd packed the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the main event, NCAA Division I All-American wrestler “Merciless” Mitch McKee improved his perfect record to 6-0 by defeating regional champion and professional boxer Jose “Nano” Hernandez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-26). In the co-main event, top Russian prospect Khasein Shaikhaev defeated top Brazilian prospect Michel “Pânico” Lima via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27). The other fight results can be found below:



Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Mitch McKee def. Jose Hernandez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-26).

Co-Main Event | Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Khasein Shaikhaev def. Michel Lima via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Nikita Kulshin def. Cedric Gunnison via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Nate Smith def. Christian Ynastrilla via TKO (Overhand Right and Hammerfists) at 0:34 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Michael Blockhus def. Jonathan Griffin via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 4:13 of Round 1.

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Kendra McIntyre def. Katarina Legorreta via KO (Head Kick) at 3:00 of Round 3.


Featured Preliminary Card (Worldwide on LFA FIGHT NETWORK™):

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Cheyanne Bowers def. Naomie Young via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 4:36 of Round 2.

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
James Martin def. M, A, Yah II via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:01 of Round 3.

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Shad Walters def. Nicholas Gjelaj via KO (Knockout) at 0:11 of Round 1.


Early Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Jeff Nielsen def. Zeb Vincent via TKO (Ground n’ Pound) at 2:17 of Round 1.

Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
Tavlin Hunt def. Sean Krebbs via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 1:33 of Round 1.


About LFA:
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC in 2017. It has launched the careers of over 300 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the world including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. 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 promotion owns and operates LFA FIGHT NETWORK™, a premium YouTube channel that features live combat sports events alongside live LFA Prelims and historical fights.

Please visit for updates and information. Visit the official LFA YouTube channel (LFA FIGHT NETWORK™) at @LFAfights. LFA is on Facebook at LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and X (formerly Twitter) at @LFAfighting.


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Sanford Sports is the modern athletics arm of Sanford Health, the premier rural health system in the United States. Rooted in science and health care, Sanford Sports offers a combination of programs, services, events, facilities and partnerships intended to make active lifestyles accessible and rewarding for people of all ages and abilities. Based on the 500-acre Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sanford Sports has been changing the way athletes play for 25 years. With operations in three states, more than one million athletes use Sanford Sports facilities each year. Visit for more information.

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