Author: Legacy Fighting Alliance

Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 – Chad Curry

By Lance Edwards   Chad Curry (9-1) finishes fights! As a professional fighter, he has never gone to a decision, and plans to continue that legacy at LFA 20 when he faces Nick Barnes (11-2). Barnes is a skilled submission artist whose losses came to UFC veteran Brian Camozzi (7-4) and recent TUF winner Jesse Taylor (31-15). Curry is riding a two-fight winning streak which last saw him put away Kyle Kurtz (7-5) at LFA 12 via TKO. “I felt the fight went really well,” Curry explains, “He was a last minute opponent. My original opponent got hurt a week before. He was coming up for a fight, so was in shape and good to go. I trained in camp for a certain style, and with a change of opponent…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 – Sid Bice

By Lance Edwards   At LFA 19, Flyweight fighter Sid ‘Vicious’ Bice (7-1) will be returning to the LFA cage. RFA veteran Bice, made his LFA debut at Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 when he faced Cody Land (14-10). Bice defeated the experienced veteran, which saw him win a unanimous decision. “The fight went well. I dominated the fight and controlled all aspects of it. He caught mea early and broke my nose. He really only hit me once, but that broke my nose. That’s how it goes. I wanted to finish him, but at this level a lot of these guys are tough.” Bice is originally a South Dakota native, and it was there he had his start in the sport. “I’m from Winner, South Dakota. It’s a small…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 – David Michaud

By Lance Edwards David Michaud (11-3) is no stranger to the limelight, being a veteran of both The Ultimate Fighter show and the UFC. He is coming off a TKO victory at LFA Sioux Falls Fight Night 1, when he defeated Jake Lindsey (11-7). At LFA 19, ‘Bulldawg’ will face a relatively unknown fighter making his LFA debut. The opponent is Brazilian fighter, Ciro Rodrigues (20-6). Hailing from South Dakota, Michaud is an Oglala Lakota Native American and grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation. “As a kid I did a lot of sports football, baseball, track and wrestling. My dad was the wrestling coach so I pretty much wrestled since I was born. It’s a pretty natural Segway in America.” Michaud attended South Dakota State University, where he was…

The Summer of LFA

LFA LAUNCHING PAD:   LFA SENDS 9 FIGTHERS TO UFC IN 30 DAYS     LFA ALUM IMPRESS IN THE UFC: TITLE SHOTS, BONUSES and RECORD BREAKERS     4 SHOWS IN 4 WEEKS: LFA SET TO VIST 4 STATES IN 4 WEEKS    HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) has had a busy summer. In last month's newsletter, it was reported that LFA alum accumulated $200,000 in UFC bonus money in the month of June, former RFA headliner Zach Freeman secured an "Upset of the Year"  nominee in New York City, and three inaugural LFA titles were awarded to get the summer started.     LFA LAUNCHING PAD   The summer continued to heat up in July. The UFC hosted 5 events along with the first 3 episodes of UFC President Dana White's new weekly web series titled "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" throughout the month.   The number of…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 Recap

Kevin Aguilar def. Justin Rader via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – to retain featherweight title Brendan Allen def. Chris Harris via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:22 Chris Kelades def. Tyler Shinn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Chauncey Foxworth def. Braden Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:31 Daryl Wilson def. Jarrod Card via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:04 Derrick Adkins def. Kyle Driscoll via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jose Martinez def. James Warren via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 1:29

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 – Brendan Allen

By Lance Edwards At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, LFC and LFA veteran Brendan Allen (7-2) faced former Alabama linebacker LFA and Bellator veteran Eryk Anders (9-0). Allen lost by unanimous decision but went five rounds with Anders in a fight for the middleweight title. Anders went on to take a fight in the UFC with Rafael Natal (21-9). “People were saying that he’d be explosive. I felt he won the fight, but it wasn’t a good representation of my ability. It was closer than the judges said. When I went back and looked at the tape after, I could see that. With a few things done differently, I’d have got the decision. I needed to do more on the cage, I’m used to using that as a place to take a break, and…

LFA Returns To Colorado With Middleweight Title Fight – LFA 22

LFA 22 - HEINISCH VS. PEREZ   MAIN EVENT:   UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT IAN “THE HURRICANE” HEINISCH vs. UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT MARKUS “MALUKO” PEREZ   MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE   CO MAIN EVENT: GILBERT SMITH vs. ANDREW KAPEL GILBERT SMITH’S FINAL FIGHT WOMEN’S FEATURE BOUT: MAYCEE BARBER  MALLORY MARTIN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th LIVE on AXS TV 1STBANK Center in BROOMFIELD, COLORADO Tickets are on sale NOW through AltitudeTickets.com     HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will crown a new middleweight champion in September when the promotion returns to Colorado. The main event of LFA 22 will feature the top two middleweight prospects in the sport. Colorado’s own Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch will face Brazilian dynamo and fellow undefeated prospect Markus “Maluko” Perez for the vacant LFA middleweight title. LFA…

LFA Heads to Missouri With A Light Heavyweight War For LFA 21

LFA 21 - NOBLITT vs. BRANJÃO   MAIN EVENT:   UNDEFEATED LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT KYLE NOBLITT vs. UNDEFEATED LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT ANTÔNIO PAULO BRANJÃO   LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT WAR     PLUS:   TOP WOMEN'S PROSPECT KATY "RED DRAGON" COLLINS and LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN T.J. BROWN vs. TREY OGDEN       FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st LIVE on AXS TV BRANSON CONVENTION CENTER in BRANSON, MISSOURI Tickets are on sale NOW through CombatTickets.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will feature the sport's top two light-heavyweight prospects when the LFA makes its first visit to Missouri on the first day of September. The main event of LFA 21 will feature a light-heavyweight war between undefeated American prospect Kyle Noblitt and undefeated Brazilian prospect Antônio Paulo "Montanha" Branjão. LFA 21 - Noblitt vs. Branjão takes place Friday, September 1st at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. The entire…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 – Justin Rader

By Lance Edwards At LFA 15, Justin Rader (6-2) faced the, at the time, unbeaten Emmanuel Rivera (6-1) winning a unanimous decision. On August 4th, just over a month since his last bout, Rader steps into the cage once again at LFA 18 to face current featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar (12-1). Aguilar is coming off a successful title defense in February where he dispatched LFC and UFC veteran Damon Jackson (12-2-1). This may seem a tough fight for a professional who has been fighting for just three years. however, Rader is an accomplished grappler. As well as being a high school wrestler, he excelled in jiu jitsu. This resulted in him winning the World No Gi Championship at both brown and black belt levels amongst many other accolades. Rader had…

LFA Returns To Minnesota for LFA 20 – Curry vs. Barnes

MAIN EVENT: CHAD "BLITZ" CURRY vs.  NICK "THE PHOENIX" BARNES WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN CO-MAIN EVENT: BOBBY "THE WOLFMAN" MOFFETT vs. "NASTY" NATE JENNERMAN FEATHERWEIGHT WAR PLUS: Women's MMA Pioneer KELLY "BLOOD RED" KOBOLD vs. Knockout Artist CHRISTINE "KNUCKLES" STANLEY FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MYSTIC SHOWROOM in PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will make its third trip to Minnesota at the end of August with a welterweight headliner and the return of two revered Minnesotans.   The main event of LFA 20 will feature a welterweight war between rising star Chad "Blitz" Curry and former RFA title challenger Nick "The Phoenix" Barnes. LFA 20 - Curry vs. Barnes takes place Friday, August 25th at…