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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…

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 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 – 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 – 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…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 15 – Richard Odoms

By Lance Edwards   Richard Odoms (12-3) is a formidable San Antonio, TX-based heavyweight, who has fought for a variety of promotions including Legacy Fighting Championship, Bellator, and WSOF.  At Legacy Fighting Alliance 15, he faces Jared Vanderaa (5-0) for the inaugural LFA heavyweight championship. ‘The Black Eagle’ is coming off a TKO victory over William Hoffman (4-2) at LFA 6 in March of this year. “It went well, but I didn’t get to do a lot of the things I’d been working on. I made a lot of mistakes.  I didn’t know he was a judo player, let alone a black belt.  It didn’t go exactly how I wanted, but I got the win.” Odom’s next opponent, Vanderaa, is a twenty-five-year-old heavyweight, some sixteen years younger than Odom. “I…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 15 – Justin Rader

By Lance Edwards   Justin Rader (6-2) is one of the most successful American born jiu jitsu competitors to make the move to MMA in recent years. Making his LFA debut at LFA 15, Rader had four of his eight MMA fight for Legacy Fighting Championship.  At LFA 15, he faces unbeaten Emmanuel Rivera (6-0) in what is probably the toughest fight to date in his professional MMA career. Rader had a very successful grappling career which saw him win the World Nogi Championship at both brown and black belt levels amongst many other accolades. Prior to competing in jiu Jitsu, Rader was himself a successful high school wrestler in Oklahoma, a state known for its wrestling. After a two-fight losing streak, Rader went back to the drawing board in…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 16 – Jimmy Flick

Jimmy Flick (9-3) is a Legacy Fighting Championship and Bellator veteran who at one time was one of the hottest prospects in the South. Despite going three-for-three in his last six fights, Flick isn’t one to be overlooked. Two of his losses came to UFC veteran Will Campuzano (14-6) and another hot prospect, Levi Mowles (6-2). Flick makes his LFA debut against probably his toughest opponent to date, UFC veteran Johnny Bedford (22-12-1) in the main event of LFA 16. Flick and Bedford together have the potential for a fight of the year, look forward to both fighters going out to prove a point. Flick’s last fight for LFC saw him lose by TKO in the second round. Flick didn’t feel going in to the fight it was optimal taking…