LFA 29

LFA Brings Final Event of 2017 To Minnesota For LFA 29 – Camus vs. Simon

MAIN EVENT: "KING OF MILWAUKEE" CHICO CAMUS vs. RICKY SIMON BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: "THE MARINE" MIKE RICHMAN vs. "THE ADMINISTRATOR" JEFF PETERSON LIGHTWEIGHT WAR PLUS THE RETURN OF  19-YEAR-OLD SUPER PROSPECT: "THE FUTURE" MAYCEE BARBER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MYSTIC SHOWROOM in PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will host its final event of the year next month in Minnesota with a bantamweight title fight, a high-stakes lightweight showdown, and the return of a surefire women's strawweight prospect.   The main event of LFA 29 will crown a new LFA bantamweight champion when eight-time UFC vet Chico Camus battles blue chip prospect Ricky Simon for the vacant title. LFA 29 - Camus vs. Simon takes place…

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 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 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 – 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…