Author: Legacy Fighting Alliance

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…

LFA BRINGS HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT TO MINNESOTA WITH LFA 38 – HUGHES vs. GREENE

MAIN EVENT:   LFA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION JEFF HUGHES   vs.   LFA #1 HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER MAURICE GREENE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT     CO-MAIN EVENT:   BEVON LEWIS vs. COLLIN HUCKBODY   MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, APRIL 27th LIVE on AXS TV   LIVE at THE ARMORY MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA   Tickets are on sale NOW through CageTix.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that LFA will return to Minnesota in April with a heavyweight title fight headlining LFA 38. The event will take place at The Armory, which is a historic venue in downtown Minneapolis. The main event of LFA 38 will feature the return of LFA heavyweight champion Jeff "Lights Out" Hughes when he defends his title against LFA #1…

LFA RETURNS TO SOUTH DAKOTA WITH CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER AT LFA 37

MAIN EVENT:   SOUTH DAKOTA'S OWN SID BICE vs. CUBAN OLYMPIC WRESTLER MAIKEL PEREZ   FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   COLOMBIAN KNOCKOUT SENSATION SABINA MAZO vs. COLORADO POWERHOUSE SHANNON SINN   WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     FRIDAY, APRIL 20th LIVE on AXS TV SANFORD PENTAGON in SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA   Tickets will go on sale at 10 am CST on Tuesday 3-20-18 through Ticketmaster.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will bring a championship doubleheader to South Dakota at LFA 37. The promotion will crown its king and queen of the flyweight division as both the men's and women's vacant 125-pound titles will be on the line. The main event of LFA 37 will…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 – Ricky Simon

By Lance Edwards   LFA Bantamweight champion Ricky Simon (11-1) claimed his title at LFA 29. He defeated Roufusport MMA Academy veteran Chico Camus (18-8) going all five rounds before taking the unanimous decision. Simon returns at LFA 36 when he faces another tough bantamweight in Brazil’s Vinicius Zani (11-4). Simon felt happy to have gone five rounds with the gritty Camus, and sees it as a learning experience. “I felt great. I have a good strength and conditioning coach and he had me ready. It’s a long time fighting for five rounds. If you have never done it, you have questions. I felt great and now I have confidence going into the next fight. I knew Chico was super tough. He’s fought tough guys and is a UFC veteran.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 – Herdem Alacabek

  By Lance Edwards   Swedish native Herdem Alacabek (3-0) is one of a new wave of up and coming European fighters making waves in the sport of MMA. Alacabek debuted at LFA in June when he choked out Brazilian João Antônio Arroyo (5-2). At LFA 36, Alcabek steps back into the LFA cage to face another undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect Jonathan Noriega.   Alacabek started training in his home country of Sweden, a European country with a population just under ten million people.   “I started training as a teenager in wrestling. I did local competitions and competed in the nationals. After a couple of years I stumbled upon submission wrestling. There were a couple of guys there who knew how to fight. It just happened that I started…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 Recap

Nick Newell def. Sonny Luque via submission (face crank) – Round 1, 2:10 Vernon Lewis def. Jared Vanderaa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jason Langellier def. Thomas Webb via submission (d’Arce choke) – Round 1, 1:10 Charles Cheeks III def. Rivaldo Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Adrian Yanez def. Nathan Trepagnier via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:56 Cheyanne Vlismas def. Karla Hernandez via TKO (elbows) – Round 3, 4:22 Leomana Martinez def. Casey Jones via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:25

LFA Alum Emerge as the Biggest Stars of UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Nevada

7 former fighters compete, several stars are born, and  $150,000 in bonus money earned   HOUSTON, Texas — Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) and the two promotions that merged to create it, RFA and Legacy FC, saw several more alum show up in full force and shine on the biggest stage when the UFC hosted UFC 222 in Las Vegas this past weekend.   Seven former fighters competed, which included three former champions. The seven fighters included Brian Ortega, Sean O'Malley, Mackenzie Dern, Alexander Hernandez, Pedro Munhoz, Zak Ottow, and Jordan Johnson. That group made up 29.16% of the entire card. Six of the seven fighters were victorious with the lone loss coming via controversial split decision.   "I am always excited to watch the many fighters from LFA, RFA, and Legacy show what they can do in the UFC,"…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 – Nick Newell

By Lance Edwards Nick Newell (13-1) was one of the hottest up and coming fighters until he shockingly retired in 2015. With a reputation as a finisher, Newell only went the distance in three of his fights, and had shown himself to be a versatile fighter. Newell has returned to the sport, signing with LFA. He makes his LFA debut at LFA 35, when he faces the durable kickboxer Sonny Luque (10-6) in the main event. Despite being a well-rounded fighter, Newell brings a solid MMA wrestling game to the table. In fact, wrestling started as his base art. “I started wrestling in my freshman year of high school, so I was fourteen. I had played other sports, soccer and baseball before joining the wrestling team. One of my friends…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 – Sonny Luque

By Lance Edwards The border between Texas and Mexico isn’t regarded as one of the safer places in the country. That is exactly where Sonny Luque hails from and runs Laredo’s premiere MMA gym. At thirty-six years old, Luque has been around the block. As well as competing in MMA, he has a 3-1 pro kickboxing record.  At LFA 35 he steps into the LFA cage to face “Notorious” Nick Newell (13-1) in a bout that will see him face possibly the toughest opponent of his career. Born in Laredo, Luque moved to Mexico as a youth where he was raised. He returned to Laredo where he went to high school. “After high school, I moved to Dallas and returned to Laredo in 2009. In ’98 I had seen MMA…