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Luke Sanders won the RFA bantamweight championship on Friday night in Broomfield, Colo., blasting Jarred Mercado with a knee and finishing him off with punches, although it wasn’t without some controversy.
Mercado’s corner complained about the finish, but Sanders walked away with the belt. Check it out for yourself.
RFA 20: Sanders vs. Mercao Results
Luke Sanders def. Jarred Mercado by TKO (Strikes) at 1:06, R1
Ben Smith def. Josh Cavan by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
Gilbert Smith def. Bojan Velickovic by Majority Decision (28-28, 29-27, 30-26), R3
Alvin Robinson def. Fabio Serrao by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:14, R1
Cody Mumma def. Colton Vaughn by TKO (Strikes) at 0:11, R1
Boston Salmon def. James DeHerrera by TKO (Elbow and Punches) at 2:10, R2
Stephanie Skinner def. Kyra Batara by Split Decicision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), R3
Chris Mierzwiak def. Joe Miles by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:25, R3
Joe Guerrero def. Nick Clem by Unanimous Decision, R3