The season finale opens with much anticipation around the title at LFC 29: A Hot Midsummer Night’s Dream. Andreea Vladoi, having lost out on the European Championship to Jolene Hexx at LFC 24: Eurobash, gets a chance to win the LFC belt against the just — the previous night — crowned, Shay Mazzato. Andreea, a true LFC star with an enviable work ethic, is taking this fight very seriously. ‘The Storm’ is prepared to leave it all out there. There is no doubt that Shay is more than a little banged up from her brutal go-round for the title with Monica Garcia [0-0] at LFC 28: Sindependence Day.
Round one is a back-forth struggle with both women keen on leaving with that title around their waist. Andreea showed slightly more power than Shay, knowing it was going to take that kind of effort to leave victorious. Shay, certainly hurting, is trying her best as round two starts, but Andreea, admits that she was making it hard on Shay. With struggles of her own, Andreea is having trouble breathing through her nose — the result of a shot she took from Mazzato in the previous round.
Vladoi’s corner, confident that she is ahead, tells her that the title is hers, and she just needs to finish it up in round three. Shay’s corner is also confident that she is doing well and is ahead on points. Mazzato comes out to fight, but Andreea is there to secure the title for herself. The early back and forth is overshadowed when Andreea locks in on Shay’s ankle. ‘The Fox’ in peril, does all she can just to escape from having to tap out.
Andreea, expecting the worst and not expecting to win, rejoices when her name is called as the new LFC champion. Andreea, feeling that she definitely deserved the win, is empathetic towards Shay and the unfairness of having to defend a the title so soon after winning it.