On Friday, June 26, Legacy Fighting Champinoship touched down in Lake Charles, Louisiana to bring fight fans Legacy FC 42: Njokuani vs. Quayhagen live from the Golden Nugget Lake Charles.

In the night’s main event, lightweights Anthony Njokuani and Josh Quayhgen both booth looked to snap a career worst losing streak.

Njokuani (16-10), a former UFC veteran, had dropped his three previous contest with his most recent being a third submission to David Burrow at Legacy FC 38 in February. This bout also marked “The Assassin’s” first bout since being released by the UFC after dropping his last two contest to Daron Cruickshak and Vinc Pichel.

Quayhagen (7-3), a Bellator MMA veteran, entered righting a two fight losing streak with his most recent being a first round TKO over Thanh Le under the World Fight Champions banner last November.

MAIN CARD SUMMARY

Justin Rader and Joel Scott kicked things off in a bout where Rader immediately went hunting for takedowns, but Scott, who threw a nice left hand early on, had other plans. His timing of a violent left knee could not have been more perfect, as the striker Scott was able to instantly put Rader out for the swift 24-second finish.

Gage Duhon came into his fight with Sage Northcutt with a reputation for submitting foes with a rear naked choke, and it drove Northcutt to put the pressure on Duhon from the start of the fast-paced encounter. Northcutt opened up with his striking early on, and then took the rear naked choke artist to the ground. Northcutt pressured Duhon at best when he had him in a neck crank, but once he found an opening to get the back, Northcutt maintained his perfect run by beating Duhon win his own signature hold, the rear naked choke.

Those that slept on Matt Schnell got a quick reminder of why the world calls him “Danger” when he fought Vanderlei Leite. How quick of a reminder was it? Schnell came in with a no-bull approach, took advantage of a situation where Leite got too deep inside of Schnell’s range, and landed a sick combination before a flurry on the ground forced the stoppage.

Ryan Spann saw Larry Crowe throwing bombs in his direction, and it only took one right hand for Crowe to go down. Spann followed up with a series of strikes that kept Crowe down and out, but if there was anything more shocking than the knockout’s ferocity, it may have been the fact that Spann only needed eight seconds to get the job done.

Josh Quayhagen and Anthony Njokuani broke the streak of first round finishes in what ended up being a highly technical affair. Quayhagen took the first round by mounting pressure on a joking and disrupting his rhythm, while Njokuani’s offense earned him the second round. The third round ultimately boiled down to whose offense would hold for the full five minutes of the final frame, and although it appeared like Njokuani took control of the third round early on, Quayhagen’s efforts earned him the split decision.

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD

Josh Quayhagen def. Anthony Njokuani by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ryan Spann def. Larry Crowe by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:08
Kalindra Faria vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Matt Schnell def. Vanderlei Carvalho Leite by TKO (strikes). Round 1. 0:19
Sage Northcutt def. Gage Duhon by submission (rear naked choke). Round 1, 4:26
Joel Scott def. Justin Rader by knockout (left knee). Round 1, 0:24

PRELIMINARY CARD

Alex Morono def. Marcus Andrusia by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:18.
Roberto Sanchez def. Trent Meaux by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:40
Will Spidle vs. Mike Trinh
James Boyette vs. Clovis Hancock
Nicko Commiosong vs. Shawn Kelcher
Stephanie Adams-Hawkins vs. Sabrina Benoit
Daniel Hoffpauir vs. Trent Parker

  • retsbew jon

    Matt Schnell won and is the Hottest MMA Fighter! ♥♥♥ you Mat Schnell