Markus Perez Submits His Way to the Middleweight Title | LFA 22 Highlights & Results

Plus Gilbert Smith Goes Out on Top in His Retirement Fight!

In the main event of the evening Markus Perez and Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch went to war for the vacant LFA Middleweight title. Perez was making his LFA & US debut against the hometown favorite, Heinisch. Both men came out strong in the first round, but Heinisch quickly found himself in trouble on the ground against the Brazilian. Perez was able to secure a tight head & arm triangle choke two minutes into the round, becoming the new Middleweight champion and maintaining his perfect record.

Gilbert Smith took his final walk to the octagon to take on Ben Smith for the second time. Gilbert won the first matchup by submission back at RFA 34, but Ben was looking for some revenge. Gilbert dominated the first round by keeping busy on the ground and catching Ben off guard with multiple submission attempts. In the last few seconds of the 2nd round, Gilbert caught Ben in a guillotine choke, scoring himself the victory and going out on top!

Here are the highlights:

  • Markus Perez def. Ian Heinisch via Submission (Head & Arm Triangle) 2:14 Round 1
  • Gilbert Smith def. Ben Smith via Submission (Guillotine Choke) 4:16 Round 2
  • Chris Gutierrez def. Mario Israel via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Derek Brenon def. Boimah Karmo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Brandon Royval def. Demetrius Wilson via Submission (Triangle Choke) 2:00 Round 2
  • Maycee Barber def. Mallory Martin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Jonathan Wyderko def. Juan Gonzalez via TKO (Strikes) 0:52 Round 2

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