Ciro Rodrigues

LFA 19 Announced As LFA Returns To South Dakota

 MAIN EVENT: "BULLDAWG" DAVID MICHAUD vs. "BAD BOY" CIRO RODRIGUES   WELTERWEIGHT WAR FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th LIVE on AXS TV SANFORD PENTAGON in SIOUX FALLS, SD   Tickets are on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will continue its tradition of MMA excellence in South Dakota at LFA 19. This is a rich and exciting history that began three years ago at RFA 17, which served as the state's first sanctioned MMA event.   The main event of LFA 19 will feature a welterweight war between three-time UFC vet David "Bulldawg" Michaud and Brazilian powerhouse Ciro "Bad Boy" Rodrigues. LFA 19 - Michaud vs. Rodrigues takes place Friday, August 18th at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The entire main card will be…

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…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 Recap

Ciro Rodrigues def. David Michaud via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:57 Sid Bice def. Ken Porter via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Marcus Edwards def. Clarence Jordan via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) Maikel Perez def. Derrick Mandell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Maurice Greene def. Jermaine McDermott via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:06 Emeka Ifekandu def. Steven Merrill via TKO (punch) – Round 3, 1:25 J.P. Saint Louis def. Tyler Ray via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:44

LFA Heads To Nebraska With LFA 25: Cochrane vs. Rodrigues

MAIN EVENT:   DAKOTA COCHRANE vs. CIRO "BAD BOY" RODRIGUES WELTERWEIGHT WAR   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th LIVE on AXS TV RALSTON ARENA in OMAHA, NEBRASKA Tickets are on sale NOW through CAGETIX.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will head to Nebraska, the birthplace of RFA, next month at LFA 25.   The main event of LFA 25 will feature the battle-tested Nebraskan and RFA mainstay Dakota Cochrane. He will face the explosive Brazilian powerhouse Ciro "Bad Boy" Rodrigues in a welterweight war. LFA 25 - Cochrane vs. Rodrigues takes place Friday, October 20th at the Ralston Arena in Omaha, Nebraska. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.   "I am excited to bring LFA to Nebraska, the birthplace of RFA," stated Soares. "RFA hosted six events in the…

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…