It was a big night for Curtis Millender on Friday. The 29-year-old welterweight mixed martial artist came away with an impressive head-kick at the 38-second mark of the first round to beat Matthew Frincu at Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. The fight was seen on AXS TV.
For Millender, it was his fifth straight victory. In addition to Frincu, he has also beaten Casey Greene, Ozzie Alvarez, Johnny Cisneros and Kevin Holland during his streak. Nicknamed Curtious, Millender now has 13 wins and three losses in his 16 professional fights.
It was also a big night for female mixed martial artist Mackenzie Dern. The 24-year-old flyweight from Phoenix remains unbeaten as a professional after a very impressive rear-naked choke victory over Mandy Polk. Dern's victory came at the 2:55 mark of the first round. Dern has strong combat sports bloodlines as she is the daughter of Wellington Dias, who has competed in an amazing 21 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships for his native Brazil.
Other winners of LFA 24 were Vinicus Zani, LaRue Burley, Cory Sandhagen, Glen Baker, Keoni Diggs and Manny Villareal. LFA 25 will take place in Omaha, NE on Oct. 20.