Erik Silva wins via Rear Naked Choke at LUX Fight League 20, Mexico

Erik Silva Secures the Victory via Rear Naked Choke at LUX 020

Bloody Main Event at The Plaza de Toros in Cancun for LUX Fight League 20: Highlights, Results

LUX Fight League 20 – February 11, 2022 – Cancun, Mexico

From inside the famous Plaza de Toros Bullring in Cancun, LUX Fight League has successfully executed their 20th MMA event since 2017. While the venue was originally designed for bullfighting, the modern-day gladiators of the Mexican MMA circuit entered the cage and replaced the matadors that would more typically be seen.

Plaza de Toros home of LUX Fight League 020


In 2020, LUX Fight League signed a new multi-year extension to continue calling UFC Fight Pass their broadcast home. As a result, Mexico’s premier MMA promotion has carried on with increasing viewership on a worldwide level. Additionally, the UFC owned streaming platform contains fight replays dating all the way back to LUX Fight League’s second event, from 2018.


Main Event Recap

Fighting out of Mexico City, Edgar Garcia Cabello (18-6) entered the evening’s main attraction at #7 in the Latin American regional rankings. Squaring off with Cabello was the Venezuelan submission artist Erik Silva (7-1), who was looking to extend a six-fight win streak and break into the regional top 20.

LUX Fight League 20 on UFC Fight Pass


With the LUX featherweight title on the line, the competitors took center stage under the lights of the monumental venue. Once the bell sounded to begin the first round, Erik Silva controlled the pace by landing solid straight punches coupled with low kicks. From there, he was able to execute a single leg takedown, putting Cabello on his back. Posturing up inside his opponent’s open guard, Silva dropped a nasty right elbow between Cabello’s frames, cracking his head open like a can of tuna. Standing up and landing two more shots to follow, Silva paused when he noticed the amount of blood exiting his Mexican adversary and signaled for the officials to take a look.


Once the cage side physician had assessed the situation, the fighters were clear to continue from where they left off. The action restarted and Silva immediately continued to deliver strong shots from the top position, while the blood sprayed out of Cabello’s head with every shot. Not long after, Mexico’s countryman turned to avoid taking any more punishment, but exposed his back in the process. Silva took full advantage and locked in a perfectly cinched rear naked choke, forcing Cabello to tap out.


Through this victory, Venezuela’s Erik Silva captured LUX Fight League’s 145-pound belt in his sixth consecutive win. Furthermore, this match marks his fourth straight fist round finish by rear naked choke.

Erik Silva is the new LUX Fight League Featherweight Champion


More From LUX

LUX Fight League’s next event (LUX 021) is planned for March 18th at the Showcenter Complex in Monterrey, Mexico. The preliminary card will be available via the promotions Facebook Page, followed by the primary card on UFC Fight Pass.


LUX Fight League 20 Full Results:


Main Card:

Erik Silva def. Edgar Garcia Cabello via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1, 3:50 – Earns the LUX Featherweight Title

Alan Dominguez def. David Briones via Decision (Unanimous)

Ramon Cardozo def. Fernando Saavedra via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:08

Carlos Camargo def. Pedro Romero via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:55

Andrea Vazquez def. Dayerlin Colmenares via Decision (Unanimous)


Preliminary Card:

Rodolfo Rubio Perez def. Paul Marquez via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:06

Luis Marquez def. Luis Perez via Decision (Unanimous)

Mauricio Alfonso def. Liborio Lopez vis TKO (Punches) Round 1, 2:37

Cesar Vazquez def. Nestor Hernandez via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:53

Alan Ruiz def. Hector Ferral Perez via Decision (Split)


Preliminary Card Replay:

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