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Legacy Fighting Alliance 38 – Maurice Greene

Maurice “The Pirate” Greene is a colorful character who has the personality to go with his six-foot-seven frame. We last saw him at LFA 19 when he dispatched the then undefeated Jermaine McDermott (3-1) via choke. At LFA 38, Greene challenges the current heavyweight champion, Jeff Hughes (8-1) in what proves to be an exciting showdown. Originally from Broad Alburn, New York, Greene moved to Chicago and now resides in Minnesota; “I went through grade school there then moved with my dad. I returned to do high school. Most people think I’m from Chicago. I have two friends flying out from New York for this fight. They have flown out for every fight. People ask me what’s my biggest fight and it’s always been the next fight. If you are…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 37 – Sabina Mazo

By Lance Edwards   Sabina Mazo Isaza, “The Columbian Queen” as she is known, impressed fans in her two previous LFA outings. At LFA 37, she fights veteran fighter Shannon Sinn (5-5) in what should prove to be a barnstormer of a fight. As her name suggests Sabina Mazo Isaza originates from Columbia where she started training and competing in combat sports.   “I started as a hobby. I wanted to train Muay Thai. Although it started as a hobby I started to get involved in it as a sport.  I competed in Muay Thai and boxing. My Muay Thai record was 3-1 and my boxing 7-0 or 6-0, I can’t remember. I also competed in Jiu Jitsu, I like to do it all. I love competition, I like the…

LFA RETURNS TO MINNESOTA WITH LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN LFA 41 – MOISÉS vs. PETERSON

MAIN EVENT: THE FINAL RFA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION THIAGO MOISÉS vs. "THE ADMINISTRATOR" JEFF PETERSON   LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, JUNE 1st LIVE on AXS TV   LIVE at the MINNETONKA BALLROOM inside the new MYSTIC LAKE CENTER   PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA   Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that LFA will return to Minnesota on the first day of June with a lightweight showdown between the final RFA lightweight champion and a surging upset artist.   The main event of LFA 41 will feature the return of the final RFA lightweight champion Thiago Moisés when he faces the division's biggest upset machine Jeff "The Administrator" Peterson. LFA 41 - Moisés vs. Peterson takes place…

LFA RETURNS TO DALLAS WITH FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE UNIFICATION BOUT LFA 40 – AGUILAR vs. LE

MAIN EVENT:   LFA FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION KEVIN AGUILAR vs. LFA INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION THANH LE   LFA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE UNIFICATION BOUT   FRIDAY, MAY 25th LIVE on AXS TV THE BOMB FACTORY in DALLAS, TEXAS   Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 16th at 10:00 am C.S.T. through TheBombFactory.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will unify its featherweight title when the promotion returns to Dallas at the end of May.   The main event of LFA 40 will feature a featherweight title unification bout when LFA featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar battles LFA interim featherweight champion Thanh Le. LFA 40 - Aguilar vs. Le takes place this Friday, May 25th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 37 – Dakota Bush

By Lance Edwards Dakota Bush (4-0) is a Missouri native, having grown up in a small town called St. Clair. At LFA 19, he finished the more experienced Jose Martinez (7-2) in the second round. Bush returns at LFA 37 when he faces Bryce Logan (8-2) and looks to establish his name in the LFA lightweight division. At just twenty-three years old, Bush established a (9-1) amateur record before turning pro and made his name as someone to watch on the local scene. “Growing up my father fought MMA as an amateur. I got into wrestling in the eighth grade. I dabbled a bit when I was twelve but didn’t start hitting it hard with MMA until I was seventeen. When I got out of high school, I started competing…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 37 – Maikel Perez

By Lance Edwards Cuban Olympic wrestler Maikel Perez (5-1) is hotly tipped to be a future star of MMA. At LFA 37, he has his fifth fight for the promotion when he faces Sid Bice (8-1) for the vacant flyweight title. Although Perez is relatively new to the sport of MMA, he brings a champion mindset and tenacity that few can equal. In MMA, wrestling is often seen as one of the most dominant components. If you have good wrestling, you can keep the fight on your feet or take it to the ground. Many years have gone in to Perez’s mastery of the discipline. “I started training at seven years old in Cuba. We trained five or six days a week, but not on Sundays. There were only two…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 37 – Sid Bice

By Lance Edwards Sid Bice (8-1) is by now well known to fans of LFA. Having previously fought twice for the promotion, and once for RFA, he feels comfortable with the promotion. At LFA 37, he fights for the vacant flyweight title when he faces the Cuban Maikel Perez (5-1). Although Bice trains in Colorado, the South Dakota native will feel comfortable fighting in his home state. Bice grew up in a small town, Winner, South Dakota. As a youth, he trained in wrestling before transitioning to MMA when he grew too old to compete. Knowing that he needed to find a bigger gym, he relocated to Colorado, where he has been training at Factory X for the past five or six years. Bice’s last fight was against Kenny Porter…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 Recap

Ricky Simon def. Vinicius Zani knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:59 – to retain bantamweight title Jamall Emmers def. Guilherme Faria TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:18 Christian Aguilera def. Ricardo Seixas knockout (punch) – Round 2, 1:47 Andre Ewell def. Trent Meaux knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:41 Herdem Alacabek def. Jonathan Noriega TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:19 Tommy Aaron def. Troy Guerrero submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:15 Taylor Johnson def. Corey Turner TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:36

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 – Andre Ewell

By Lance Edwards Andre Ewell (11-4), who goes by the unusual nickname “Afro Monkey”, feels that his is a name you should take notice of. This five-foot-ten bantamweight is making his LFA debut at LFA 36. His opponent, Trent Meaux (6-4-1), will be making his fourth LFA appearance. For Ewell, this is his time to shine and get the recognition he feels he deserves. “I started training as I was growing up. My dad told me I needed to defend myself as I was lighter skinned. We moved around a lot, I was always the new kid. I was getting targeted by bullies, so jumped into self-defense and training. My mom said I should do it as a professional because I was good at it. I started with wrestling, and…

LFA HEADS TO VAIL, COLORADO TO CROWN INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION AT LFA 39

MAIN EVENT:   "THE HURRICANE" IAN HEINISCH vs. "ZANGIEF" GABRIEL CHECCO   INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   "THE BEVERLY HILLS NINJA" JORDAN WRIGHT vs. "THE HYBRID" HAYWARD CHARLES   MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, MAY 4th LIVE on AXS TV DOBSON ARENA in VAIL, COLORADO Tickets are on sale NOW through TicketsWest.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will crown an interim middleweight champion when it makes its first trip to Vail, Colorado in May at LFA 39. LFA middleweight champion Anthony Hernandez is currently taking time off to heal injuries, while also welcoming the birth of his fourth child. He is expected to face the winner of the LFA 39 main event later this…