Official Results: Barbosa def. Graves via Unanimous Decision (29-28) (29-28) (29-28). pic.twitter.com/yH1RzuYo4c— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) 30 de março de 2019
Almost two months after the victory in Future FC 1, Rafael Coxinha made his debut in the LFA, and with victory. The brazilian featherweight defeated Cameron Graves by unanimous decision Friday night at the 63rd edition of the event, held in Belton, Texas.
Taller and with a bigger wingspan than the opponent, the carateca imposed his game of control of distance, was faster and got good blows, hurting the American in three rounds until having the arm erected in the end. It was the 11th victory in 12 Brazilian fights.
Whoever watched Rafael Coxinha's performance closely was UFC president Dana White, who was in the event to record another episode of the series "Lookin 'for a Fight."
In addition to Rafael Coxinha, four other Brazilians signed with the LFA after a good performance in the Future FC. In the second edition, Joanderson Tubarão, Anderson Bukiza and Alex Canguru they conquered the contract; in the third, João Alicate.