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Derrick Krantz Solves Kassius Holdorf Riddle in Legacy Fighting Alliance 42 Headliner

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BRANSON MO NEWS: Derrick
Krantz had a deeper reservoir of experience upon which to draw
and needed every bit of it.Takedowns, positional control and ground-and-pound carried Krantz
to a split decision over Kassius
Holdorf in the Legacy
Fighting Alliance 42 headliner on Friday at the Branson
Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. Scores were 30-27 and 30-27
for Krantz and 29-28 for Holdorf.Both men had opportunities in the 15-minute match. Holdorf (10-5,
1-1 LFA) buzzed the tower more than once in a back-and-forth first
round, rattling the Team 515 representative with power punches from
both hands. Krantz (21-10, 3-1 LFA) executed multiple takedowns,
hunted for submissions and applied his ground-and-pound over the
final 10 minutes, climbing to mount under the threat of a kimura
late in the third round to close the deal.The 30-year-old Krantz has won four of his last five fights.In the welterweight co-main event, World Series of Fighting alum
Jaleel
Willis dispatched Chel
Erwin-Davis with a knee strike and follow-up punches in the
first round. Erwin-Davis (5-2, 0-1 LFA) succumbed to blows 70
seconds into Round 1, as he tasted defeat for the first time since
April 19, 2014.Willis (9-1, 1-1 LFA) scrambled to the rear waistlock position,
pressed his counterpart to the fence and unleashed a close-quarters
knee strike with power and precision. Erwin-Davis hit the deck and
absorbed a volley of punches until referee Marc Wasem had seen
enough.It was the fifth first-round finish of Willis’ career.Meanwhile, Bellator MMA veteran Jaimelene
Nievera extended her winning streak to three fights with a
unanimous decision over Katy
Collins in a three-round women’s flyweight showcase. All three
cageside judges scored it the same: 29-28 for Nievera (7-3, 1-0
LFA).Collins (7-5, 0-3 LFA) did not make the necessary adjustments until
it was too late. Nievera executed takedowns inside the first 10
seconds …



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