LFA 163 event was live on July 21, 2023, from Bell County Expo Center in Belton, TX, with the featherweight title bout in the main event.
Elijah Johns and Javier Garcia clashed over the vacant title in the headliner. Both men were long-time LFA fighters but appeared in LFA for the first time this year. Johns was last seen beating Masuto Kawana at LFA 138, while Garcia was last active to beat Leandro Gomez at LFA 137.
A lightweight bout between William Starks and LFA debutant Johnny Hopper were booked in the co-main event. Both Landry Ward and Matheus Pereira debut in LFA in a featherweight bout. The coverage started on UFC Fight Pass with main card at 9 PM ET.
Tune in below as we post results live from LFA 163: Johns vs Garcia event with complete fight card, and other details.
- John Beckett def. Ian Engbrock via unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Bantamweight Bout
- Oseyiomon Oiyemhonlan def. Zumarr Archer via KO at 1:39 of Round 3 – Middleweight Bout
- Erique Owens def. Jota Ninomiya via TKO at 3:06 of round 2 – Featherweight Bout
- Alik Lorenz def. Kyler Fairchild via TKO at 4:26 of round 1 – Light-Heavyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Kevin Fernandez def. Javier Cepeda via submission(arm triangle choke) at 4:22 of round 1 – Flyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Angel Alvarez def. Milko Tucto via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Lightweight Bout
- Landry Ward def. Matheus Pereira via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Featherweight Bout
- Co-Main Event: Will Starks def. Johnny Hopper via unanimous decision(29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Lightweight Bout
- Main Event: Javier Garcia def. Elijah Johns via Submission (Arm Training Choke) at 4:39 of round 2 – Featherweight Championship Bout
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