Jason Jackson Grinds Out a Win for the Title | LFA 71 Highlights & Results

We enjoyed some intense matchups down in Atlanta where we finally found our new LFA welterweight champion! The judges stayed busy all night at the Coca-Cola Roxy with five fights going to a decision, including our championship fight between Jason Jackson (10-3) and Hemerson Souza (7-5). Jackson started the fight off strong dominating on both the ground and standing up. But Souza came back in the next two rounds, punishing his opponent with some brutal counter-strikes. Both fighters gave it their all in the final round before the judges awarded the welterweight title to Jackson with a decision that could’ve gone either way.

In the co-main event, Hugh Pulley (8-4) made the most of his opportunity to fight Demarques Jackson (10-4) after being pulled up from his bout with Tyler Ray. Pulley out-maneuvered Jackson for the majority of the fight, getting the win and handing Demarques his second loss in a row. Tyler Ray (5-1) who was without a fight until early this morning took down the highly skilled grappler Pedro Paulinho (7-1). The two battled it out on the ground, but the massive welterweight Ray used his size and strength to overpower Paulinho throughout a tough three rounds.

Check out the rest of the highlights and results and join us for LFA 72 in Phoenix, AZ July 26th.

Here are the LFA 71 Results:

  • Main Event Welterweight Title Bout – Jackson def. Souza via Split Decision (48-47) (46-49) (48-47).
  • Co-Main Welterweight Bout – Pulley def. Jackson via Split Decision (28-29) (29-28) (29-28).
  • Feature Bantamweight Bout – Farias def. Sewell via Technical Submission at 4:58 into Round 1.
  • Middleweight Bout – Rodrigues def. Saraceno via Unanimous Decision (30-25) (30-25) (30-27).
  • Welterweight Bout – Ray def. Paulinho via Unanimous Decision (30-26) (30-26) (30-26).
  • 160lb Catchweight Bout – Hale def. Fears via Unanimous Decision (30-27) (30-27) (29-28).
  • 160lb Catchweight Bout – Brown def. Oduwole via KO at 1:38 into Round 2.

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