LFA 39 Results & Highlights: Ian Heinisch Claims Belt with First-Round Knockout

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In front of his home state crowd in Vail, Colorado, Ian Heinisch (10-1) knocked out Gabriel Checco (10-3) with an overhand right in the first round to win the Legacy Fighting Alliance interim middleweight title on AXS TV FIGHTS: LFA 39 on Friday.

Another home state talent that has been making waves of late, Maycee Barber, continued her undefeated streak by stopping Audrey Perkins in the third round of their strawweight bout.

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Legacy Fighting Alliance will unify its featherweight title when the promotion returns to Dallas at the end of May. The main event of LFA 40 will feature a featherweight title unification bout when LFA featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar battles LFA interim featherweight champion Thanh Le. LFA 40: Aguilar vs. Le takes place Friday, May 25 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

LFA 39: Heinisch vs.Checco Results

  • Main Event – Interim Middleweight Title Fight – Ian Heinisch (10-1) knocked out Gabriel Checco (10-3) at 3:44 in round one.
  • Co-Main Event – Middleweight Fight – Hayard Charles (16-10) defeated Christiano Frohlich (9-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Flyweight Fight – Brandon Royval (7-3) defeated Jerome Rivera (7-2) via TKO (referee stoppage) at 0:40 in round one.
  • Strawweight Fight – Maycee Barber (4-0) finished Audrey Perkins (1-1) to win by TKO due to strikes at 2:54 in round three.
  • Lightweight Fight – Austin Hubbard (9-2) defeated Harvey Park (9-2) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). 
  • Catchweight Fight (140 pounds) – Ahmet Kayretli (7-2) finished Turrell Galloway (8-7) to win by TKO (referee stoppage) at 5:00 in round two.
  • Youssef Zalal (5-0) submitted Daniel Soto (3-2) with a rear-naked choke at 1:38 in round two.

(Photo courtesy of Sean F. Boggs, Legacy Fighting Alliance)