Gutierrez (12-3) made good on his first LFA headliner when he snapped Rodriguez’s (13-5) eight-fight winning streak with a submission victory in the opening round courtesy of a rear-naked choke.
LFA 52 took place from Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. The main card aired on AXS TV.
The see highlights from the night’s best action, check out the video above.
LFA 52 results included:
- Chris Gutierrez def. Ray Rodriguez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:47
- Jimmy Flick def. C.J. Hamilton via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:09
- Puna Soriana def. Jhonoven Pati via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:36
- Vernon Lewis def. Jeremy Hardy via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:51
- Itzel Esquivel def. Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Armando Villareal def. Jose Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ray Rodriguez, Chris Gutierrez preview LFA 52 main event with Phoenix Carnevale
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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