Brandon Royval (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)

LFA 65 Results: Royval Taps Sanchez, Brito Sleeps Mariscal

On Friday, May 3, Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted its 65th event from the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colo.

In the night’s main event, Colorado’s Brandon Royval took on New Mexico’s Joby Sanchez in a flyweight contest. Royval looked to rebound from an interim title fight loss to Casey Kenney in his last outing. Prior to that, he had won three straight. The UFC veteran Sanchez looked to make it two straight victories inside the LFA cage, having topped Demetrius Wilson in his last outing.

In the first round, Royval maintained his cool through diversity to snatch an armbar and tap to finish the UFC vet.


In the co-main event, Joanderson Brito melted Jose Mariscal with a punch on the button just 44 seconds into Round 1.

Check below for full results.

Brandon Royval def. Joby Sanchez by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:17
Joanderson Brito def. Jose Mariscal by KO (punch). Round 1, 0:44
Matt Jones def. Youssef Zalal by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Pauline Macias def. Sarah Shell by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Adam Stroup def. Hayward Charles by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Adam Martinez def. Cory Galloway by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 2:35
Daniel Argueta def. Max Rojas by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:48
Carmen Sage def. Tayler Sprowl by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) (a)
Anthony Pineda def. Matthew Powers by TKO (punches). Round 3, 0:26 (a)
Jota Ninomiya def. Daniel Nieto by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:18 (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest