Brandon Royval (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)

LFA 79 Results: Royval Runs Through Williams, Captures Flyweight Title

On Friday, Nov. 22, Legacy Fighting Alliance returned to the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., for its 79th event.

In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned a new flyweight champion as Colorado’s Brandon Royval took on Nate Williams. Royval was riding the momentum of a first-round submission win over UFC veteran Joby Sanchez at LFA 65. Williams, meanwhile, is a Bellator MMA veteran and was making his promotion debut.

The main card aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET.


Brandon Royval def. Nate Williams by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:23 – for flyweight title
Zviad Lazishvili def. Josh Huber by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Youssef Zalal def. Jaime Hernandez by knockout (flying knee). Round 1, 2:15
Carlos Motta def. George Martinez by knockout (liver kick). Round 1, 0:36
Eric Grant def. Jonathan Wyderko by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28(
Justin Wetzell def. Michael Aquila by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:27
Michael Stack def. Brian Mitchell by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:09
Edwin Chavez def. Michael Santos by unanimous decision
Jota Ninomiya def. Josh Taylor by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:24 (a)
Jorge Kanakoqui def. Tyler Ashton by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:26 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest