Sam Hughes vs. Vanessa Demopoulos results and highlights

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Vanessa Demopoulos

Official results and highlights from LFA 85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos.

On Friday, July 17, LFA went back to action for the second of its 4 successive crowd-free shows at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD for LFA85 A six-fight event, the card was topped with a match- up in between Sam Hughes and Vanessa Demopoulos to crown the promo’s first- ever strawweight champ.

Demopoulos weathered the strikes of Hughes through the early rounds of their main event battle, and after she was punished for a prohibited up-kick in the second round, might require a finish entering into the championship rounds. Demopoulos did simply that, putting Hughes to oversleep an inverted triangle, making her a technical submission triumph, the LFA strawweight title, and among 2020’s best submissions.

In Other Places on the card, bros Kevin and Christian Natividad both got outstanding wins. Christian, the more youthful Natividad, won by first-round knockout in his expert debut, while the older, Kevin, dispatched veteran Kyle Estrada in the second round of their co-main event bout. With the win, Estrada enhanced to 9-1 as an expert, has won 5 battles in a row, and is knocking on the door of an LFA title shot or UFC call-up.

LFA 85 results and highlights

Sam Hughes vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (strawweight championship)

Official result: Vanessa Demopoulos def. Sam Hughes by means of technical submission (inverted triangle), round 4 2: 21

Kevin Natividad vs. Kyle Estrada

Official result: Kevin Natividad def. Kyle Estrada by means of KO, round 2– 1: 37

Leandro Gomes vs. Jacob Thrall

Official result: Leandro Gomes def. Jacob Thrall by means of consentaneous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Jordan Leavitt vs. Leivon Lewis

Official result: Jordan Leavitt def. Leivon Lewis by means of submission (anaconda choke), round 2– 2: 01

Christian Natividad vs. Michael Aquila

Official result: Christian Natividad def. Michael Aquila by means of KO, round 1– 2: 48

Darion Abbey vs. Mitchell Sipe

Official result: Mitchell Sipe def. Darion Abbey by means of TKO, round 1– 1: 37

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LFA 85 took put on July 17, 2020, live from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD, and aired on UFC Fightpass.

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