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Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 Recap

Eryk Anders def. Brendan Allen via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – to claim inaugural middleweight title Roberto Sanchez def. Jerome Rivera via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 3:41 – to claim inaugural flyweight title Danny Orr def. Noel Ligon va split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27) Dulani Perry def. David Acosta via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Courtney King def. Colbey Northcutt via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:27 Maycee Barber def. Itzel Esquivel via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:52

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – David Acosta

By Lance Edwards   David Acosta (5-1) is an up and coming fighter hailing from Team Alpha Male in California. Originally a native of the Houston area, Acosta made the move to Team Alpha Male in 2015. At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, this Legacy Fighting Championship veteran makes his debut for the promotion, when he faces the outspoken Dulani Perry (3-0). For Acosta, fighting for LFA is a natural progression. “I was a fighter for Legacy nearly my entire career. I had five amateur fights for them, won the title and had my first four professional fights for them. I then had two fights with Fury in the Houston area and now LFA. I like to fight in Houston. It allows me to combine fighting with seeing my family and…

LFA Returns To Dallas With Women’s Flyweight Title Fight

MAIN EVENT:   LFA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION ANDREA "KGB" LEE vs. BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT DAVINA MACIEL   WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   FORMER LEGACY CHAMPION STEVEN "OCHO" PETERSON vs. "THE CHOSEN ONE" ANGEL HUERTA   FEATHERWEIGHT WAR       FRIDAY, JULY 14th LIVE on AXS TV THE BOMB FACTORY in DALLAS, TEXAS Tickets are on sale NOW through TheBombFactory.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Dallas, Texas in July with a women's flyweight championship headliner.   The main event of LFA 16 will feature the first title defense in LFA history as LFA women's flyweight champion Andrea "KGB" Lee is set to defend her world title against highly-touted Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu black…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – Dulani Perry

Love him or hate him, Dulani Perry is a polarizing figure in MMA. Following his last fight at LFA 7, Perry was very verbal in his scorn for other fighters’ abilities. He also mocked his opponent during his fight, which he won. Former LFC champion Steven Peterson took umbrage at the comments, resulting in him wanting to face the up and coming Perry. At LFA 14, Perry was due to face Adrian Yanez (5-2); however, Yanez withdrew from the fight, and David Acosta (5-1) has stepped in to take his place. Perry originates in New York, and has been living in Texas for around five years. At five years of age, his parents started him in karate. In 2009, Perry moved to Texas to study Auto-collision repair. Whilst in Texas,…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – Roberto Sanchez

By Lance Edwards   Legacy fighting Alliance 14, sees one of the most anticipated bouts of the year taking place as co-main event. Roberto ‘Little Fury’ Sanchez (6-0) takes on Jerome Rivera (7-0) for the LFA 125 lb title. Sanchez is coming off a win against Klayton Mai (8-3) who had previously faced Matt Schnell for the Legacy Fighting Championship strap. Many felt that Mai would win the bout, and sold Sanchez short.   “He was a tough opponent. Everyone was telling me to watch out for his guillotine choke, it’s his specialty and he has finished 6-7 tough fighters with it. He went for it in the first round, so I had the chance to experience it firsthand. I’m not going to lie, it was good. I can see…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – Colbey Northcutt

By Lance Edwards   Colbey Northcutt may not be someone at this point that you are familiar with, but if you only have a passing interest in MMA you have heard of her brother Sage Northcutt. Between 2012 and 2014, Colbey fought in five amateur MMA bouts, and had one of the most clicked interviews on the Legacy Fighting Championship website gaining more interest than any other amateur fighter, including her brother at the time. Her brother has gone on to have a successful professional MMA career, and now it is Colbey’s turn to start her pro career. At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, at the Arena Theatre in Houston, TX she will face fellow pro-debuter Courtney King.   Similar to her brother, Colbey has a strong background in karate, which…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 13 Recap

Curtis Millender def. Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Karen Darabedyan def. Sam Liera via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:46 Dominick Reyes def. Jordan Powell via knockout (head-kick) – Round 1, 0:53 Alonzo Menifield def. Khadzhimurat Bestaev via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 4:01 Maikel Perez Gonzalez def. Trent Meaux via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:00 Herdem Alacabek def. Antonio Arroyo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:51 Kyler Phillips def. Jonathan Quiroz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 29-26)

Legacy Fighting Alliance 13 – Kevin “Trail Blazer” Holland

By Abel Guillen   DFW’s Kevin “Trail Blazer” Holland (9-2) is widely known as a talented fighter with the physical attributes and talent to succeed at the highest levels.  The Phalanx MMA prospect exudes confidence and doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind in and outside of the cage.  You never know what you will get with the California native nicknamed the Trail Blazer but it will be exciting.  Holland brings his electric personality and fan friendly fighting skills to Burbank, California for LFA 13: Millender vs Holland.  Curtis “Curtious” Millender (11-3) is making his LFA Debut and wants nothing more than to end Holland’s five-fight MMA winning streak. Holland is originally from Ontario, California, fifty minutes from the Los Angeles-Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank where LFA 13 is…

The State of the Light Heavyweight Division

Herdem Alacabek, Alonzo Menifield, and Dominick Reyes plan to usher in a New Era at LFA 13     By Paul L     What was once the premier division in the landscape of MMA, Light Heavyweight has recently seen a very notable and harsh decline. While not driven by lack of new talent, the 205-pound division has seen a downturn brought upon by the aging of its star fighters. While casual fans and die-hard fans alike lament the loss of Light Heavyweight’s celebrities, the outlook for the entire division is still overwhelmingly positive.   Divisions in MMA tend to go through peaks and valleys. When the top end of the division begins to reach an age of heavy decline, younger fighters begin to usurp the mantles older fighters once held.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 14 – Brendan Allen

By Lance Edwards   At Legacy Fighting Alliance 14, fans of the promotion will be treated to what could be the fight of the year. In a middleweight title bout, LFC and LFA veteran Brendan Allen (7-1) faces former Alabama linebacker LFA and Bellator veteran Eryk Anders (7-0). Both fighters had extensive amateur records with Allen accumulating a 13-0 record and Anders going 13-3-1. Allen is coming off a victory over Jon Kirk (19-15) which saw him finish in the first round in a bloody bout. “I felt everything happened a little fast. It threw me as he came out in southpaw. I should have sat down more, circled a bit, but it went as planned. You can’t complain when you don’t get hit.” Interestingly, Kirk stepped in as a…