Townsend fought back and composed himself and survived. Later in the fight it looked as if maybe he was in danger of being submitted but nope. The third round came and it was Townsend’s time to shine as he was able to shoot on Edwards and have his way with him most of the round. The 10 seconds warning came but this fight didn’t make it to the bell as it was waved off with seconds to go.
The win on the LFA stage puts Townsend on a short list of rising lightweights that should be fighting in the UFC. The win over Edwards puts him on a three fight winning streak and had he not lost a rough decision this would be his 13th straight.
Here are the results from Legacy Fighting Alliance 5.
Main Event – Lightweight Fight – Adam Townsend (17-4) defeated Marcus Edwards (12-5) via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:53 in round three.
Co-Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Jamall Emmers (11-3) defeated Cory Sandhagen (5-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight Fight – Matthew Frincu (10-2) defeated Kris Hocum (9-6) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 3-27).
Lightweight Fight – Matt Johnson (4-0) defeated Le’Ville Simpson (6-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Flyweight Fight – Brandon Royval (5-2) defeated Rakan Adwan (3-2) via submission (armbar) at 1:54 in round one.
Lightweight Fight – Slobodan Maksimovic (12-5-1) defeated Eric Grant (2-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Lightweight Fight – Arut Pogosjan (3-1) defeated Nicholi Navarro (4-3) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27).