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Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Chico Camus

By Lance Edwards There is something about Chico Camus (18-7) that can only be described as compelling. Whether it’s the background of how he got in MMA, his energy or his plain likeability, it’s hard to say. A veteran of RFA, LFA and the UFC, it’s easy to overlook him by his record. Once you unpeel the onion, and look at who he has fought, it paints a very different picture.  Most of Camus’ career has been against top opposition. Camus’ entry into the sport may represent one of the greatest success stories in MMA. Occasionally you hear people state that MMA saved their life, for Camus that may actually be a reality literally; “I was a troubled kid and was in a gang. I was involved with gang violence…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – “Crazy” Carl Wittstock

By Lance Edwards   "Crazy" Carl Wittstock (9-2) is a throwback to the days when fighters fought for the love of fighting. Wittstock encompasses the stereotype of a tough, gritty guy who just loves to compete in the cage. At LFA 29, he faces off against Brandon Jenkins (10-5) in a fight that sees no love lost.   Wittstock is from Memphis, MO (pop. 2,041), a tiny town in northeast Missouri, where he has lived all his life. In such a small place, pursuing the sport of MMA wasn’t the easiest endeavor;   “There are no MMA gyms around here and absolutely no one I knew was doing it, but I saw it on TV and thought, huh, I think I could do that. So I found a regional show…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Ricky Simon

By Lance Edwards Ricky Simon (10-1) is new to the Legacy Fighting Alliance, but represents the sort of outstanding talent being signed by the promotion. Riding a three-fight winning streak, Simon steps in to face his toughest test to date. Simon’s opponent at LFA 29 is none other than RFA, LFA and UFC veteran Chico Camus (18-7). The bout will determine who is crowned the new LFA bantamweight champion. Born in Pendleton, OR, but raised in Vancouver, Washington, Simon grew up wrestling from a young age and competed through high school. He currently still lives in Vancouver, WA; “After deciding against wrestling in college, I took a year off from competing in anything. I felt like I was going to go crazy not competing. I was walking through our local…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 28 Recap

Damon Jackson def. Luis Luna via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:58 Alonzo Menifield def. Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:32 Miles Johns def. Caio Machado via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Steven Peterson def. Dustin Winter via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:38 Nikolay Veretennikov def. Melvin Jordan via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:00 Ramiz Brahimaj def. Ben Simons via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:13 Ricky Esquibel def. Cameron Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:21

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Brandon Jenkins

By Lance Edwards   Brandon Jenkins (10-5) is one of the top ranked lightweights in Minnesota. A six-foot-tall 155lber, Jenkins has taken the rough with the smooth during his career. With two previous LFA bouts under his belt, at LFA 29 Jenkins faces Carl Wittstock (9-2). This fight has all the makings of an excellent bout, and one that Jenkins is determined to walk away the victor from.   Unlike some fighters, Jenkins had no intention as a child to go into combat sports; “I was bullied a lot as a kid. I had buckteeth, glasses and I was skinny. I was always getting into fights at school so my dad bought me an MMA gym membership when I was seventeen. He wanted me to learn how to defend myself…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 28 – Caio Machado

By Lance Edwards   Caio Machado (11-3) is looking for vindication at LFA 28. Machado made his LFA debut against Trent Meaux (6-4-1) at LFA 3. In his bout against Meaux, he lost by unanimous decision. He returns to face a tough opponent in the undefeated Miles Johns (5-0).   Machado s is originally from Pernambuco in Brazil, where he started his combat sports journey.  His first contact with training was in the sport of Muay at Kezen; “At fifteen, I started training Muay Thai. I really liked the world of the fighting. At the age of sixteen, through a friend, I started training MMA. Ever since, I discovered my passion and I will never stop fighting.” Machado was based for a period in Houston, TX. There he trained as…

LFA RETURNS TO DALLAS NEXT WEEK WITH NEW MAIN EVENT

MAIN EVENT: "THE LEECH" DAMON JACKSON vs. LUIS LUNA LIGHTWEIGHT REMATCH CO-MAIN EVENT: "TRAIL BLAZER" KEVIN HOLLAND vs. "MOOSE" CHRIS BACHMEIER MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th 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 has a new main event at LFA 28, which takes place next week at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.   LFA 28 will feature a new main event when UFC vet Damon "The Leech" Jackson battles longtime rival and fellow Legacy FC alum Luis Luna in a lightweight rematch. The change came when original headliner Evan Cutts suffered an injury in training. Undefeated prospect Jaleel Willis was set to face Cutts, but will now have his LFA debut at a future date. LFA 28…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 28 – Jaleel Willis

By Lance Edwards Jaleel “The Realest” Willis (8-0) has been climbing the ranks of the welterweight division in the south east. Willis has gone undefeated as a professional. He is putting that eight-fight winning streak on the line when he faces Evan “The Butcher” Cutts (8-3) at LFA 28. Willis, a Tennessee native, will make the trip to Cutts’ home territory of Dallas, but for Willis it’s just another day in the office. Williams has fought in WSOF and Bellator previously, but see this as a step up in his career. “I have fought for bigger promotions, but it didn’t have the spotlight this fight does. In LFA, I’m fighting in the main event, that’s a big deal to me. I’m surprised I was able to get the main event,…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 28 – Chad Box

By Lance Edwards Chad Box (3-0) is a newcomer to LFA. This Texan native has already racked up three professional wins, one by TKO, one by submission and the third by decision. He steps in to face a competent opponent in Ramiz Brahimaj (4-0). This bout will see one of the fighters lose their unbeaten record. Box is determined that on the night, it won’t be him. Box has been involved with MMA for some seven years. “I was lifting weights in a gym and a guy walked up to me. He was opening a gym and said I looked athletic and would I like to try it out. I found that I was quite good and went from there. I had four Muay Thai fights as an amateur and…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 27 Recap

Robert Watley def. Daryl Wilson via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:32 Ryan Spann def. Myron Dennis TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:08 Alex Hernandez def. Derrick Adkins via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:53 Kendrick Latchman def. Tyler Shinn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Ed Cline def. Levi Queen via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 2:11 Kyle Driscoll def. Ken Coulter via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)