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Legacy Fighting Alliance 10 – Nick Urso

By Lance Edwards   According to Tapology, Nick Urso (9-3) is New Mexico’s top flyweight currently. Being a veteran of both RFA and LFC, he appears a perfect co-main event fixture for Legacy Fighting Alliance.  At LFA 10, he faces Brandon Royval (5-2) in what should prove to be a fast paced 125 lb matchup. Urso himself is not a native of New Mexico. “I was born in Chicago, and moved to Florida when I was thirteen. I lived in Spring Hill, near Tampa. My dad was a lifelong martial artist. You name it, he did it. Kickboxing, boxing, sticks, Jeet Kune Do, and he did everything. My pre-school was attached to his kickboxing academy.” Urso was introduced to martial arts early in his life. “I don’t remember not being…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 10 Recap

Ian Heinisch def. Lucas Rota via submission (shoulder lock) — Round 1, 2:38 Nick Urso def. Brandon Royval via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) Jerome Rivera def. Zac Riley via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27) Slobodan Maksimovic def. Dominic Montoya via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Andrew Tenneson def. Andrew Yates via submission via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, :49 Adam Martinez def. Maikel Perez via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 2, 2:22 Cody Yohn def. Mike Jones via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

LFA 39 Full TV Card and Vail Hotel Discount

MAIN EVENT:   "THE HURRICANE" IAN HEINISCH vs. "ZANGIEF" GABRIEL CHECCO   INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   "URSO" CHRISTIANO FROLICH 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 last month that the promotion will crown an interim middleweight champion when it makes its first trip to the resort town of Vail, Colorado at LFA 39.   The main event of LFA 39 will crown an interim middleweight champion when Colorado native Ian "The Hurricane" Heinisch faces BJJ black belt Gabriel "Zangief" Checco for the interim strap.  LFA 39 - Heinisch vs. Checco takes…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 39 – Jerome Rivera

By Lance Edwards   It’s been a year since we saw Jerome Rivera (7-1). His last fight was at LFA 14 for the flyweight title. Unfortunately, the bout didn’t go his way, and Roberto Sanchez (8-1) won the bout in the third round via arm lock, before moving on to the UFC. Rivera returns at LFA 39 to face Brandon Royval (6-3) and is looking to show that he deserves another shot at the title. Rivera feels the best he has ever felt, physically and mentally, following his year off; “The year off from fighting wasn’t my choice. After the last fight, I took a little time as I’d had fight camps back to back but was back in the gym in August. I think there have been struggles to matchup…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 39 Recap

  Ian Heinisch def. Gabriel Checco via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:44 – to win interim middleweight title Hayward Charles def. Christiano Frohlich via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Brandon Royval def. Jerome Rivera via TKO (referee’s stoppage) – Round 1, 0:40 Maycee Barber def. Audrey Perkins via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:54 Austin Hubbard def. Harvey Park via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Ahmet Kayretli def. Turrell Galloway via TKO (referee’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00 Youssef Zalaal def. Daniel Soto via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:38