Adrian Yanez

Legacy Fighting Alliance 7 – Adrian Yanez

By Lance Edwards   Adrian Yanez (4-1) is a fighter who has been developed through the Legacy ranks. Originally fighting for the Legacy Amateur Series, when he became professional he had two of his five professional fights for Legacy Fighting Championship and one for Bellator.  Yanez makes his debut for the newly formed Legacy Fighting Alliance on 24th March in Houston, TX at LFA 7. In this bout, he faces another highly touted up and comer in the form of Domingo Pilarte (6-1). This fight comes after a seven-month layoff for Yanez, who is coming off a four-fight win streak. Previously, Yanez, who is only twenty-three but has been fighting since 2012, was training largely in a full time capacity. “Since my last fight, I’ve been working, training and trying…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 7 – Domingo Pilarte

By Lance Edwards   Domingo Pilarte (6-1) is an up and coming mixed martial artist, hailing from Houston, TX.  A four-time veteran of Legacy Fighting Championship, Pilarte is making his LFA debut at LFA 7, when he faces hotly touted Saul Soliz protégé Adrian Yanez (5-1).  Pilarte is coming off a win over Christopher Pham (4-7) whom he faced in September at Legacy Fighting Championship 59. “I thought it was a good fight. I was supposed to fight Cody Williams but he pulled out. I needed a replacement and Pham took the fight. I had four or five weeks’ notice for the change in opponent, but there were some similarities in preparing for him as for Cody. He was a shorter fighter like Cody, and I planned to keep him…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 7 Recap

125 - Roberto Sanchez def Klayton Mai via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) - R2 135 -  Domingo Pilarte def Adrian Yanez via Split Decision (29-28x2, 28-29) 185 - Gilbert Urbina def Noel Ligon via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) - R1 170 - Nikolay Veretennikov def CJ Hancock via KO (Headkick) - R3 165 - Jason Langellier def Joshua Davila via Unanimous Decision 115 -  Itzel Esquivel def Brandi Narvaez via Submission (Triangle/Armbar) - R1 135 - Dulani Perry def Leomana Martinez via Unanimous Decision 150 - Javier Obregon def David Armas via Unanimous Decision 145 - Omar Hillail def Yan Digilov via Submission (Triangle/Armbar) - R1 265 Amateur Title -  Rick Gonzalez def Brandon Evans via TKO - R1 125 Amateur Title - Jonathan Davis def Anthony Torres via TKO - R3 125 Amateur - Eduardo Anaya def Dominick Perez…

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,…

LFA BACK IN HOUSTON FOR LFA 26 ODOMS vs. HUGHES

MAIN EVENT: LFA HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION RICHARD "THE BLACK EAGLE" ODOMS vs. JEFF "LIGHTS OUT" HUGHES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD LIVE on AXS TV ARENA THEATRE in HOUSTON, TEXAS  Tickets are on sale NOW through Arena Theatre HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) officials announced today LFA will return home to Houston, TX for LFA 26. The main event will feature LFA Heavyweight Champion Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms defending his title for the first time since he won it at LFA 15. Standing opposite him in the cage will be Ohio's Jeff "Lights Out" Hughes. LFA 26 - Odoms vs. Hughes takes place Friday, November 3rd at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m.…

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