Matthew Frincu dominates; en-route to unanimous decision victory at LFA 5

Arizona based Australian Matthew Frincu secured a dominant win over Kris Hocum on the Legacy Fighting Alliance 5 card.

The card which took place on Friday night (Saturday in Australia) was held at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado and was broadcast live in North America on AXS TV.

What made the win even more impressive was that Frincu took the fight on three weeks notice and was eager to get one over his opponent after Hocum weighed in three pounds heavy for their welterweight bout.

It was Frincu’s first bout in the promotion and he impressed, showcasing superior stand-up skills en-route to unanimous decision win. The win moves Frincu’s record to 10-2.

In the main event, Adam Townsend survived and early onslaught before defeating Marcus Edwards by TKO in the third round.


  • Adam Townsend def. Marcus Edwards via TKO (Punches), Rd 3, 4:53
  • Jamall Emmers def. Cory Sandhagen via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Matthew Frincu (Australia) def. Kris Hocum via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Matt Johnson def. Leville Simpson via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Brandon Royval def. Rakan Adwan via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1, 1:54
  • Slobodan Maksimovic def. Eric Grant via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Arut Pogosjan def. Nicholi Navarro via Decision (Split)
  • Cody Yohn def. Josh Watson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 3:39
  • Enrique Gonzalez def. Maurice Salazar via KO (Punch), Rd 1, 4:55
  • John Decrescenzo def. Oscar Herrera via Decision (Unanimous)

Matt Frincu faces Kris Hocum on Legacy Fighting Alliance 5 in Colorado

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Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.