Despite late changes to the card LFC continued to grow withthe introduction of new fighters and the growth of an existing champion. LFC 11 took place at the Arena Theatre in Houston,TX May 11th with a alive broadcast on HDNet.
It didn’t take Jorge Patino long to finish Clay Hantz in the main event as theStrikeforce vet knocked out the Odessa fighter at just over one minute withmost of that time being a feeling out period. After faking a shot Patino threw a hook and a cross to knock down Hantzfollowed by a strikes on the ground for the KO. Patino is the welterweight champion while this fight being hislightweight debuted earned Patino the his second title.
In the co-main event Chad Robichaux broke his two-fight losing streak and uppedhis record to 12-2 with a quick submission over UFC vet Joseph Sandoval. This was Sandoval’s first loss outside theUFC and his first by submission, 11 of Robichaux’s 12 wins have been bysubmission.
One can forgive UFC vet Gerald Harris for his lackluster performance againstStrikeforce vet Mike Bronzoulis considering Harris took the fight on shortnotice (replacing Marcus Aurelio) and this was Harris’ debut atwelterweight. Forgive yes, forget hopefullyas this was three rounds of Harris trying to take Bronzoulis down andBronzoulis kicking at the legs of Harris. In the end the judges gave the split decision to Harris.
Marcus Dupar def.Bobby Powers 2:09 R2 by submission
Jesus Mendez def. Andy Sandoval 2:27 R1 by TKO
Lester Batres def. Justin Murray by unanimous decision
Ray Blodgett def. Cris Rucker by unanimous decvision
Ryan Benoit def. Cody Williams 2:52 R1 by rear-naked choke
Nelson Salas def. Angel Huerta 4:46 R12 by TKO
Artenas Young def. William Bush 2:32 R1 by disqualification
Evan Cutts def. Lee King 1:35 R2 by triangle choke
Gerald Harris def. Mike Bronzoulis by split decision
Chad Robichaux def. Joseph Sandoval 1:51 R1 by rear-naked choke
LW title: Jorge Patino def. Clay Hantz 1:04 R1 by KO