Leandro Higo (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

LFA 1 Results: Higo Outworks Peterson, Claims Bantamweight Belt

On Friday, Jan. 13, Legacy Fighting Alliance – the joint promotion between Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance – hosted its inaugural event from the Bomb Factory in Dallas.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight title was on the line as Legacy FC champion Steven Peterson clashed with RFA titleholder Leandro Higo. Peterson entered the contest having won six straight, including a fourth-round finish of Manny Vazquez at Legacy 56. Higo, meanwhile, rode a seven-fight winning streak, including three straight in the RFA cage. He most recently submitted Joey Miolla at RFA 37.

The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET. Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of LFA).


Leandro Higo def. Steven Peterson by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for bantamweight title
Damon Jackson def. Charles Cheeks III by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:24
Eli Tamez def. Ulyses Aguila by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Cynthia Calvillo def. Montana Stewart by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:54
Cameron Miller def. Oscar Ramirez by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:29
Sean Holden def. Armando Servin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bobby Butler def. Jessie Vasquez by submission (neck crank). Round 1, 4:36
Victor Oreamuno def. Jesse Nelson by TKO. Round 3, 1:55
Fernando Salas def. Josh Nealy by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:00
Victor Altamirano Win def. Marvincent Williams by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 0:48
Kenneth Gross def. Elijah Johns by TKO. Round 2, 1:44 (a)
Alex Mejia def. Anthony Gaut by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:20 (a)
Austin Henry def. Victor Pasqual by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:50 (a)
Steven Orozco def. Ricardo Martinez by unanimous decision (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest