On Friday, May 4, Legacy Fighting Alliance held its 39th event from the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colo.

In the evening’s main event, the promotion crowned an interim middleweight champion as Colorado’s Ian Heinisch blasted Brazilian Gabriel Checco to take home a first-round knockout. Heinisch capitalized on his second shot at gold, having fallen short against current UFC fighter Markus Perez in September. He rebounded with a knockout win over Daniel Madrid in January. Checco, meanwhile, has not competed in nearly two years. He was last in action at RFA 43, submitting Heinisch’s teammate, Adam Stroup, via kneebar.

In the co-main event, Hayward Charles bested Christiano Frohlich after three rounds in front of his hometown crowd to secure a victory



The event airs live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Check back following the event for the full results.

FULL RESULTS
Ian Heinisch def. Gabriel Checco by KO (punch). Round 1, 3:44 – for interim middleweight title
Hayward Charles def. Christiano Frohlich by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Brandon Royval def. Jerome Rivera by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 1, 0:40
Maycee Barber def. Audrey Perkins by TKO (strikes), Round 3, 2:54
Austin Hubbard def. Harvey Park by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Ahmet Kayretli def. Turrell Galloway by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Youssef Zalal def. Daniel Soto by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:38
Carmen Sage def. Jesonna Ollis by submission (armbar). Round 2, 2:04
Chris Roybal def. Matthew Powers by TKO (retirement). Round 1, 3:00 (a)
Josiah Reyes def. Ryan Marcinkevich by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:26 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest

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Dan Kuhl has been following MMA since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a decorated black belt. Dan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management and a B.S. in Horticulture. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner.

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