Vinicius de Jesus (Bellator MMA)

LFA 88 Results: Willis Outpoints De Jesus For the Belt

On Friday, Aug. 21, Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted its 88th event from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

In the night’s main event, Bellator MMA and WSOF veteran Jaleel Willis met another former Bellator MMA alum in Vinicius de Jesus. The pair battled for the promotion’s welterweight title. Willis entered the bout riding a three-fight winning streak, whereas de Jesus had won four straight leading into the title affair.

After a five-round war, Willis picked up the win as well as the vacant title.


See below for the full results.

Jaleel Willis def. Vinicius de Jesus by unanimous decision (49-46-50-45, 48-47) – for the vacant welterweight title
Aaron McKenzie def. Gláucio Eliziário by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:15
Natan Levy def. Ben Lugo by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)Ben Lugo vs. Natan Levy
Evan Elder def. Kegan Gennrich by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Charles Alex def. Robiel Tesfaldet by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:01
Jeff Nielsen def. Brady Minner by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest