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LFA Heads to California For LFA 13: Millender vs Holland

MAIN EVENT: "CURTIOUS" CURTIS MILLENDER vs KEVIN "TRAIL BLAZER" HOLLAND WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN CO-MAIN EVENT: ALEX "THE EXECUTIONER" REYES vs KAREN DARABEDYAN WELTERWEIGHT WAR FEATURE FIGHT:  BOSTON "BOOM BOOM" SALMON vs TRENT MEAUX BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd LIVE on AXS TV LOS ANGELES-BURBANK MARRIOTT CONVENTION CENTER  BURBANK, CALIFORNIA Tickets are on sale NOW through CombatTickets.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will head west to California for the first time in June. The main event of LFA 13 will feature a pivotal welterweight match-up between two surging prospects. The headliner will see Orange County battering ram Curtis "Curtious" Millender clash with regional kingpin Kevin "Trail Blazer" Holland. LFA 13 - Millender vs. Holland takes place Friday, June 2nd at the Los Angeles-Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. The entire main card will be televised live…

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)

LFA KICKS OFF 2018 IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH LFA 30

    MAIN EVENT:   "CURTIOUS" CURTIS MILLENDER vs. "THE PHOENIX" NICK BARNES   WELTERWEIGHT WAR     CO-MAIN EVENT:   MEXICO'S SUBMISSION ACE FERNANDO PADILLA vs. BRAZIL'S BJJ BLACK BELT TALISON SOARES   FEATHERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th LIVE on AXS TV COSTA MESA HALL at the OC FAIRGROUNDS  COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA   Tickets are on sale NOW through CageTix.com/LFA     LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced the promotion will kick off 2018 with an action-packed event in southern California.   The main event of LFA 30 will feature the long-awaited clash between southern California kingpins and top LFA welterweights "Curtious" Curtis Millender and Nick "The Phoenix" Barnes. LFA 30 - Millender vs. Barnes takes place Friday, January 12th at the Costa Mesa Hall at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. The entire main card of LFA…

LFA BRINGS BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY WITH LFA 36 – SIMON vs. ZANI

MAIN EVENT: LFA BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION  RICKY SIMON vs. LFA #1 BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDER VINICIUS ZANI BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: "PRETTY BOY" JAMALL EMMERS vs. BJJ BLACK BELT TALISON SOARES FEATHERWEIGHT WAR FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MORONGO OUTDOOR PAVILION in CABAZON, CALIFORNIA   Tickets are on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will return to California in March with a bantamweight world title fight and a high-stakes featherweight war.   The main event of LFA 36 will feature the return of LFA bantamweight champion Ricky Simon when he defends his title against LFA #1 bantamweight contender Vinicius "Don" Zani. LFA 36 - Simon vs. Zani takes place Friday, March 23rd at the Morongo Outdoor Pavilion at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. The entire…

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 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…