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Legacy Fighting Alliance 25 Recap

Dakota Cochrane def. Ciro Rodrigues via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Fernando Padilla def. Darrick Minner via submission (triangle-armbar combination) – Round 1, 3:10 Kassius Holdorf def. Jordon Larson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:46 Emeka Ifekandu def. ”Missouri” Michael Graves via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Dwight Joseph def. Steven Merrill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Matt Delanoit def. Sultan Umar via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Willie Whitehead def. Duane Johnson via verbal submission (punches) – Round 3, 3:51

Legacy Fighting Alliance 26 – Bilal Williams

Bilal Williams (8-4) was a staple fighter at LFC before making his previous two appearances at LFA. At LFA 26 he fights in Houston, TX against LFC veteran Larry Crowe in a middleweight bout. Williams made his LFA debut at LFA 16 when he defeated Trey Houston (7-3) via first round stoppage. His last outing at LFA 16 saw him stopped in the first round by Geoff Neal (8-3) in July of this year. Training at at the Frisco Next Generation headquarters under the watchful eye of the legendary Chris Brennan, Williams is originally from Pennsylvania. He moved with his family to Texas, and as a youth trained Tae Kwon Do and was involved in team sports. Whilst attending college he returned to Tae Kwon Do and started Judo before…

LFA BRINGS LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT TO THE “SOONER STATE” IN NOVEMBER

LFA 27 – WATLEY vs. WILSON MAIN EVENT:   LFA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ROBERT WATLEY vs. LFA #1 CONTENDER DARYL WILSON   LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   MYRON DENNIS vs. RYAN SPANN   LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th LIVE on AXS TV FIRELAKE ARENA in SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA   Tickets are on sale NOW through  FireLakeArena.com       HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be bringing a lightweight world title fight to Oklahoma in November. The main event of LFA 27 will feature the return of LFA lightweight champion Robert Watley. He will put his title on the line against LFA lightweight #1 contender Daryl Wilson in battle between two of the hottest 155-pound prospects in MMA. LFA 27 – Watley vs. Wilson takes place Friday, November 10th at the FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 25 – Dakota Cochrane

By Lance Edwards Dakota Cochrane (29-12) is a veteran of both RFA and LFC and made his LFA debut back in April, when he faced Jordon Larson (7-3). The fight was controversial with Cochrane being disqualified for an illegal knee. “It was a questionable call,” Cochrane explains. “The fight was going my direction, I didn’t think it was an illegal knee but the referee did. Decisions aren’t revisited, and I can’t do a lot about that. He wouldn’t have finished that round. It was frustrating more than anything.” Since that fight, Cochrane has added two more wins to his record, and returns at LFA 25 against the dangerous Brazilian Ciro Rodrigues (21-6) in what promises to be an exciting welterweight matchup. “I don’t know a whole lot about him. I…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 Recap

Curtis Millender def. Matthew Frincu via knockout (kick) – Round 1, 0:38 Vinicius Zani def. Joey Miolla via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Mackenzie Dern def. Mandy Polk via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:55 LaRue Burley def. Maycon Mendonca via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Cory Sandhagen def. Luiz Gavinho via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:00 Glen Baker def. Kevin Natividad via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:09 Keoni Diggs def. Nick Chasteen via submission (kneebar) – Round 3, 1:53

LFA 24 – Vinicius Zani

By Lance Edwards   One of the greatest strengths of RFA was that the organization would bring some of the best up and coming Brazilian fighters to the American MMA market. Legacy fighting Alliance has continued this excellent tradition. One such fighter is Vinicius Zani (10-4). “The Little Devil”, as he is known, is riding a three-fight win streak. In addition to that, his only loss in the last eight fights was to UFC fighter and former LFC champion Thomas Almeida (21-2) in a fight that went well into the fourth round.   We saw Zani at LFA’s Sioux Fall Fight Night 1, when he disposed of the veteran fighter William Joplin (16-14) via TKO. At LFA 24, Zani returns to compete when he faces Joey Miolla (9-2), an RFA…

LFA BACK IN HOUSTON FOR LFA 26 ODOMS vs. HUGHES

MAIN EVENT: LFA HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION RICHARD "THE BLACK EAGLE" ODOMS vs. JEFF "LIGHTS OUT" HUGHES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD LIVE on AXS TV ARENA THEATRE in HOUSTON, TEXAS  Tickets are on sale NOW through Arena Theatre HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) officials announced today LFA will return home to Houston, TX for LFA 26. The main event will feature LFA Heavyweight Champion Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms defending his title for the first time since he won it at LFA 15. Standing opposite him in the cage will be Ohio's Jeff "Lights Out" Hughes. LFA 26 - Odoms vs. Hughes takes place Friday, November 3rd at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 Recap

James Nakashima def. Derrick Krantz via (split decision (49-46, 47-48, 50-45) Andrea Lee def. Jamie Thorton via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:54 Ryan Spann def. LeMarcus Tucker via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:55 Bryan Billiot def. Brandon Shavers via submission (heel hook) – Round 2, 3:07 Sabina Mazo def. Linsey Williams via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 4:26 Peter Stanonik def. Kendrick Williams via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:18

MACKENZIE DERN RETURNS AT LFA 24 – FRINCU VS. MILLENDER

FEATURE FIGHT:   MULTIPLE-TIME JIU-JITSU WORLD CHAMPION MACKENZIE DERN vs. IFBB PROFESSIONAL FITNESS COMPETITOR MANDY "MISSDEMEANOR" POLK   WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th LIVE on AXS TV COMERICA THEATRE in PHOENIX, ARIZONA Tickets are on sale NOW through ComericaTheatre.com       HOUSTON, Texas -  Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the MMA super prospect Mackenzie Dern will return to the LFA Octagon in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona at LFA 24.   The previously announced main event of LFA 24 will feature a welterweight war between two of the division's marquee names when Australian annihilator Matthew "Thunder From Down Under" Frincu faces off with southern California juggernaut "Curtious" Curtis Millender. LFA 24 - Frincu vs. Millender takes place Friday, October 13th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 – Derrick Krantz

By Lance Edwards   Derrick Krantz (20-9) steps into the LFA cage once again to make a welterweight title defense at LFA 23 against the dangerous James Nakashima (7-0). Krantz won the title back in May when he defeated Ben Neumann (19-9) at LFA 12. “It went well. I got a second round TKO. I went out there and did what I needed to do. He had a good submission game, I knew that going in, but he didn’t get a chance to show it. I was able to dictate the fight and control it even before he was able to use his ground game.” Krantz has evolved over time, having won six of his last seven fights, with the only loss in there being to current UFC fighter Alex…