Alonzo Menifield

The State of the Light Heavyweight Division

Herdem Alacabek, Alonzo Menifield, and Dominick Reyes plan to usher in a New Era at LFA 13     By Paul L     What was once the premier division in the landscape of MMA, Light Heavyweight has recently seen a very notable and harsh decline. While not driven by lack of new talent, the 205-pound division has seen a downturn brought upon by the aging of its star fighters. While casual fans and die-hard fans alike lament the loss of Light Heavyweight’s celebrities, the outlook for the entire division is still overwhelmingly positive.   Divisions in MMA tend to go through peaks and valleys. When the top end of the division begins to reach an age of heavy decline, younger fighters begin to usurp the mantles older fighters once held.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 13 Recap

Curtis Millender def. Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Karen Darabedyan def. Sam Liera via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:46 Dominick Reyes def. Jordan Powell via knockout (head-kick) – Round 1, 0:53 Alonzo Menifield def. Khadzhimurat Bestaev via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 4:01 Maikel Perez Gonzalez def. Trent Meaux via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:00 Herdem Alacabek def. Antonio Arroyo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:51 Kyler Phillips def. Jonathan Quiroz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 29-26)

Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 – Alonzo Menifield

By Lance Edwards   Alonzo Menifield (5-0) is making significant waves in the light heavyweight division. Having finished all of his opponents within five rounds, Menifield brings a destructive power to the cage that is hard to resist. What is more, all five of his professional victories have happened in large promotions. As a result he is hotly tipped to be one of the emerging light heavyweight stars of the sport. At Legacy Fighting Alliance 33, Menifield looks to send a shot over the bows of the division when he faces the gritty Maori, Brice Ritani-Coe (4-4). Originally from Compton, California, Menifield didn’t have the easiest start in life. As a child he became a ward of the state and stayed in numerous foster homes. Eventually Menifield and his brother…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 Recap

Kyle Stewart def. Jaleel Willis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Damon Jackson def. Chris Pecero via technical submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 0:38 Maycee Barber def. Kaila Thompson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:31 Ramiz Brahimaj def. Bilal William via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:10 Alonzo Menifield def. Brice Ritani-Coe via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:41 Kevin Wirth def. Isaiah Gutierrez via TKO (head kick and punches) – Round 3, 3:33