Rafael Barbosa (Leonardo Fabri/FFC)

LFA 68 Results: Barbosa Demolishes Jennerman, Stots Dominates Acosta

On Friday, May 31, Legacy Fighting Alliance returned to the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., for its 68th event.

In the night’s main event, featherweight Nate Jennerman looked for his fifth win in his last six outings as he took on Brazilian Rafael Barbosa. Jennerman has been an LFA mainstay, making seven straight appearances with the promotion. He most recently defeated Ken Beverly in February. Barbosa was fighting for the second time under the LFA banner, having edged Cameron Graves in March to run his record to 11-1.

The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV.


Rafael Barbosa def. Nate Jennerman by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:18
Raufeon Stots def. Ralph Acosta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Maycon Mendonca def. Bobby Lee by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Mike Rhodes def. Cristhian Torres by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
J.P. Saint Louis def. Derick Varin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:52
Joel Bauman def. Bobby Downs by knockout (punches and head kick). Round 1, 2:48
Nelly Thompson def. Craig Eckelberg by disqualification (illegal knee). Round 1, 2:01
Thomas Petersen def. Keefer Bender by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:35 (a)
Tim Garrett def. Joey Hart by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:17 (a)
Cooper Hayes def. Mike Waltz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) (a)
Shannon Clark def. Annabel Kelly by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (a)
Dick Legus def. Nick Krohn by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:56 (a)
Grant Bolduan def. Bryan Baumgart by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:49 (a)
Davi Young def. Steven Rodriguez by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:47 (a)
Joshua Clark def. Ricky Field by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 0:38 (a)
Joshua Stephenson def. Pengi Mboma by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 1, 2:13 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest