LFC 18 Results and Recap

| March 1, 2013 | 11:06 pm | Reply

LFC 18Tonight was a big not for Legacy Fighting Championships at LFC 18. Not only was their lightweight champion Jorge Patino making another title defense but the promotion was holding their first women’s MMA bout on the card as well.

LFC 18 took place from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas and aired live on AXS TV.

Brandon Farran vs Alex Morono
The young prospect Morono was fired up and ready to rock for his return fight from a year away from competition, facing local trainer Brandon Farran. Farran came out aggressive, but his aggression proved to be his immediately undoing, rushing a suplex that landed Morono on top. A few submission attempts later and Morono found the right set-up, forcing Farran to tap to an armbar a minute in.
Alex Morono wins via 1st Round Submission (armbar)

Lauren Taylor vs Jennifer Scott
The first woman’s fight in LFC was a short and bloody affair as boxer Jennifer Scott looked to stop late replacement Lauren Taylor. The fight was fairly close on the feet as Scott used her professional level hands to give Taylor all kinds of trouble early, but Taylor found a rhythm and was able to start landing more frequently than her foe. Once Scott’s mind was locked on the stand-up, Taylor shot in and found her way into Scott’s half guard and then mount, landing slicing elbows all the way. With a face full of blood, Scott rolled to her stomach and covered up, forcing the ref to save the former model from further harm.
Lauren Taylor wins via 1st Round TKO (elbows)

Todd Moore vs Charles Ontiveros
LFC’s hot prospect Charles Ontiveros came into the fight a heavy favorite against Texas MMA veteran Todd Moore, but left the cage with a blemish on his face and his record. Ontiveros worked his methodical outside striking game, but Moore’s wrestling was simply too good for the novice fighter to deal with, hitting the mat three times in the first round. Come the second round, Ontiveros was fired up for a slug fest but Moore kept compact and picked his spot, getting a takedown to back control that signaled the beginning of the end. Rolling from mount and back mount, Ontiveros couldn’t shake Moore who was kind enough to land half-power punches and give his opponent a chance to tap. Getting no response, Moore started rifling elbows into his foe’s head, forcing a referee stoppage midway through the second round.
Todd Moore wins via 2nd Round TKO (punches and elbows)

Antonio Banuelos vs Rafael De Freitas
A fight that didn’t play out to be the MMA master class we all thought, Banuelos and De Freitas nearly put the arena to sleep. Caution was the name of the game, as both fighers threw single shots and took turns chasing each other around the cage. Banuelos was able to hit a handful of takedowns in the fight while De Freitas controlled the striking, making for a tight match-up after three rounds. A close fight with little to score, and ending in a rare draw due to a point deduction against De Freitas
Fight is declared a Majority Draw (29-27 Banuelos, 28-28×2)

Derrick Krantz vs Jorge Patino (Lightweight Title fight)
The best fight of the night by far, Derrick Krantz came looking for one of Jorge Patino’s belts. Showing great offensive capabilites, Krantz walked Patino down in the early going of the round, wobbling the champion with a series of punches and hitting his share of takedowns. Patino worked smartly out of danger though, doing enough to survive and keep Krantz from running away with the fight entirely. The second round played out much like the first, but Krantz slowed slightly due to Patino’s strength and the veteran seized the moment on a failed shot by his opponent. Snatching a guillotine and transitioning into a pillory choke, Patino coaxed the tap from his very game opponent.
Jorge Patino wins via 2nd Round Submission (pillory choke)

Derrick Lewis vs Ricky Shivers
A fun fight just for it’s pure slop factor, the monsterous Derrick Lewis managed to do everything wrong, but still win the fight. Showing literally no ground game whatsoever, Lewis’ only saving grace was his insane strength that allowed him to power out of almost everything. Shivers was clearly the better fighter, but was physically outmatched the entire fight as Lewis found top position and battered his opponent for a late stoppage.
Derrick Lewis wins via 3rd round TKO (punches)

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