Goodnight! Josh Fremd showing off the power!
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass)
January 30, 2021
One half of the
Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight tournament final is set
Fremd earned a shot at the vacant title in the LFA
98 main event.
Fremd (7-1) immediately showed a strength advantage against
Oliveira as he took his foe down early in Round 1. The
Brazilian would work his way to the feet, which wound up being his
undoing as a huge left hook from Fremd would knockout Oliveira
(8-3) at the 2:37 mark. He’ll now face the winner of Anthony
Adams vs. Gregory
Rodrigues at LFA
100 for the belt.
The night’s co-main event was in the lightweight division as
Okanovich faced off against Lucas Clay.
It wound up being a showcase bout for Clay (7-1), who had a clear
grappling advantage over “The Bosnian Bomber.” While he was never
able to tap Okanovich (7-2), “Cassius” impressed and picked up a
unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28) as a result.
The first decision of the night came from a bantamweight bout
Palencia and Jeimeson
Saudino. A point was deducted after Saudino (9-7) suffered a
low blow in Round 1, but it didn’t matter as the judges preferred
the work of the undefeated Palencia (9-0). After three rounds, all
three judges scored it 29-27 in Palencia’s favor.
Bush made a statement against Austin
Clem, who missed weight for their lightweight bout. After
landing a huge head kick, “Hairy” Bush (8-2)
flurried away until Clem (4-2) was unable to defend himself. It
only took 57 seconds for Bush to notch the second knockout of his
As expected, Tabatha
Ricci completely dominated Vanessa
Marie Grimes in their strawweight bout. Ricci (4-0) took down
Grimes (1-6) early in the fight and
quickly found an armbar that forced her opponent to submit just
1:07 into the fight.
Silveira, the son of mixed martial arts pioneer Marcus
“Conan” Silveira, stayed perfect in his professional career
Paul. Silveira (4-0) made it look easy against Paul (3-3)
as he sunk in a rear-naked choke and tapped out his opponent in
just 2:46 of Round 1.
Light heavyweights Zac Pauga and
Thomas kicked off the main card. The bout was all Pauga (2-0)
as he controlled Thomas Thomas (1-1) in top control and
eventually got a TKO stoppage from ground-and-pound. The fight
was waved off at 2:21 of Round 1.