When LFA lightweight Adam Townsend was handed the microphone following his massive LFA 5 win on Friday night, he made sure to use the time to advantage — by announcing he was ready for the UFC and then providing his phone number for the UFC brass.
Going into his bout with Marcus Edwards, he knew he needed a finish as he's had bad luck with hometown decisions in the past.
It was likely that thought that kept Townsend trudging on, even after breaking his rib just seconds into round one. He was able to dominate rounds two and three for what would have been a decision victory. But, in typical Primetime fashion, he stopped his opponent with just :07 seconds left in round three.
Townsend was hopeful that he'd get the call in 2015 when he was on an eight-fight win streak, but plans were derailed after he lost (by decision) to UFC veteran EJ Chavez at RFA 33. Now, he's three wins deep and ready to try his luck at a UFC contract once more.
Townsend has never been finished in the cage in his long MMA career. This win brings his record to 17-4.