Robert Watley (Greg Briley/LFA)

LFA 17 Results: Watley Cruises Past Moisés, Captures Lightweight Title

On Friday, July 21, Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted its 17th event from the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C.

In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned its inaugural lightweight champion as Brazil’s Thiago Moisés met Maryland’s Robert Watley. Moisés entered the contest having won four straight under the RFA banner. His lone career defeat came against current UFC fighter Jason Knight. Watley, meanwhile, rode a seven-fight winning streak. He had primarily competed for East Coast promotions Shogun Fights and CFFC over the course of his eight-fight career.

The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Above are video highlights of the main card (courtesy of AXS TV).


Robert Watley def. Thiago Moisés by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for inaugural lightweight title
Tony Gravely def. Keith Richardson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mike Stevens def. Hugo Hernando Prada by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:47
Tebaris “Boom” Gordon def. Chandler Cole by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:25
John Sweeney def. Shelton Sales by technical submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:57
Ryan Jett def. Nick Rodrigues by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)