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Legacy Fighting Alliance 12 – Derrick Krantz

By Lance Edwards   Coming off a win at LFA 4 over Hayward Charles (13-9), Derrick Krantz (19-9) returns to the LFA cage to face Minnesota’s Ben Neumann (12-4) for the inaugural welterweight championship. Ironically the last time Krantz fought for a title in Minnesota, he was victorious against Brock Larson (40-10) to claim the Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight title. Krantz was a long time veteran at Legacy Fighting Championship, with a strong following amongst the fans. At LFC 18 he had unsuccessfully challenged for the title against Jorge “Macaco” Patino (31-9-2), fighting a total of nine times for Legacy Fighting Championship and twice for Bellator. Having secured the Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight title at LFC 43, Krantz (17-9) lost the title to current UFC fighter Alex Morono (14-3) at…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 12 Recap

Derrick Krantz def. Ben Neumann via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:55 – to win inaugural welterweight title Chase Waldon def. Cully Butterfield via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Chad Curry def. Kyle Kurtz via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:59 Jeff Peterson def. Bobby Lee via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Julian Marquez def. Cameron Olson via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:06 Nate Jennerman def. Damion Hill via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:50

Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 – Derrick Krantz

By Lance Edwards   Derrick Krantz (20-9) steps into the LFA cage once again to make a welterweight title defense at LFA 23 against the dangerous James Nakashima (7-0). Krantz won the title back in May when he defeated Ben Neumann (19-9) at LFA 12. “It went well. I got a second round TKO. I went out there and did what I needed to do. He had a good submission game, I knew that going in, but he didn’t get a chance to show it. I was able to dictate the fight and control it even before he was able to use his ground game.” Krantz has evolved over time, having won six of his last seven fights, with the only loss in there being to current UFC fighter Alex…

LFA RETURNS TO MINNESOTA WITH LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN LFA 41 – MOISÉS vs. PETERSON

MAIN EVENT: THE FINAL RFA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION THIAGO MOISÉS vs. "THE ADMINISTRATOR" JEFF PETERSON   LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, JUNE 1st LIVE on AXS TV   LIVE at the MINNETONKA BALLROOM inside the new MYSTIC LAKE CENTER   PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA   Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that LFA will return to Minnesota on the first day of June with a lightweight showdown between the final RFA lightweight champion and a surging upset artist.   The main event of LFA 41 will feature the return of the final RFA lightweight champion Thiago Moisés when he faces the division's biggest upset machine Jeff "The Administrator" Peterson. LFA 41 - Moisés vs. Peterson takes place…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 41 Recap

Thiago Moises def. Jeff Peterson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:31 Killys Mota def. Bobby Lee via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 0:21 Nate Jennerman def. Kevin Croom via technical submission (standing guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:48 Ben Neumann def. Bobby Cooper via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jordan Griffin def. Shawn West via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 4:52 Tim Hiley def. Tyler Vogel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Calyn Hull def. Ryan Debelak via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:59