LFA 159 Results, Bellato dominates to win Interim Title

Legacy Fighting Alliance is at the CIDE Casa Branca Sports Complex in Caraguatatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil for LFA 159 where the 11-fight card is headlined by the crowning of  interim LFA Light-Heavyweight champion.


In the main event Rodolfo Bellato defeated Acácio Dos Santos by unanimous decision to become the interim LFA Light-Heavyweight champion. Bellato got on the inside and took the fight to the ground in four of the five rounds cruising to victory.

The co-main event would see Anderson Ferreira knock out Junior Luiz in the first round. Ferreira would earn his third consecutive first round knockout dropping Luiz with a right uppercut and finishing with strikes on the ground.

The cards featured fight saw Geraldo Neto win his fifth in a row, fourth in the first round, submitting Argemiro Delmandes by rear naked choke. Matheus da Silva started strong against Lucas Rocha having the back for over four minutes. Rocha battled back into the fight in the second round with body shots and a guillotine attempt. The effective striking and forward pressure would sway the final round in favor of Lucas Rocha. Vinicius Pires ran his win streak to six straight putting Kaua Fernandes on the mat taking the back and securing a rear naked choke finish in the first round. The main card opener saw Hugo Cunha slipping to his backside. Fernando Batista would follow to the mat get reversed and mounted. Cunha rained down shots for the first round TKO.

LFA 159 Fight Card

Main Card 

  • Interim Light-Heavyweight Title: (Now Champ) Rodolfo Bellato (10-2) def. Acácio Dos Santos (15-6) by (49-46 x3) Unanimous Decision
  • Lightweight: Anderson Ferreira (18-4) def. Junior Luiz (9-5) by KO (uppercut & ground strikes) 3:31 R1
  • Welterweight: Geraldo Neto (17-6) def. Argemiro Delmandes (15-9) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 3:18 R1
  • Flyweight: Lucas Rocha (16-1) def. Matheus Da Silva (11-4) by (29-28 x3) Unanimous Decision
  • Bantamweight Bout: Vinicius Pires (7-1) def. Kaua Fernandes (6-1) by Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 3:46 R1
  • Heavyweight: Hugo Cunha (7-1) def. Fernando Batista (11-8) by TKO (ground strikes) 2:52 R1


  • Flyweight: Marcos Degli (9-3) def. Hugo Paiva (6-2) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:16 R1
  • Bantamweight: Isaias Simões (9-5) def. João Paulo Santos (11-4) by (30-27 x3) Unanimous Decision
  • Lightweight: Juan Pablo Vieira (4-0) def. Manuel  Robson Minoto (2-1) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:55 R1
  • Light-Heavyweight: Leiv Rodrigues (3-0) def. Jose Carlos Lima (2-1) by TKO 1:28 R2
  • Women’s Strawweight: Aieza Bertolso (1-0) def. Rafaela Silva (0-1) by Submission (arm lock) 4:02 R1

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