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Legacy Fighting Alliance 10 – Ian Heinisch

By Lance Edwards   Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch (7-0) is hotly tipped as a fighter who can go all the way in the sport. At LFA 10, he makes his debut for the promotion when he faces the experienced Brazilian, Lucas Rota (12-6). The Colorado native will be the local favorite when he steps into the cage with the intention of adding to his already seven-fight win streak. Before starting MMA, Heinisch was no stranger to combat sports, having been high school state wrestling champion. “I was born in Denver and raised in Parker, CO. I started wrestling at eleven and boxing at twenty-three. I had a full wrestling scholarship to Northern Idaho.” Heinisch left college and, unusually for an American, decided to travel. It was when he lived on…

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…

LFA Returns To Colorado With Middleweight Title Fight – LFA 22

LFA 22 - HEINISCH VS. PEREZ   MAIN EVENT:   UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT IAN “THE HURRICANE” HEINISCH vs. UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT MARKUS “MALUKO” PEREZ   MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE   CO MAIN EVENT: GILBERT SMITH vs. ANDREW KAPEL GILBERT SMITH’S FINAL FIGHT WOMEN’S FEATURE BOUT: MAYCEE BARBER  MALLORY MARTIN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th LIVE on AXS TV 1STBANK Center in BROOMFIELD, COLORADO Tickets are on sale NOW through AltitudeTickets.com     HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will crown a new middleweight champion in September when the promotion returns to Colorado. The main event of LFA 22 will feature the top two middleweight prospects in the sport. Colorado’s own Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch will face Brazilian dynamo and fellow undefeated prospect Markus “Maluko” Perez for the vacant LFA middleweight title. LFA…

LFA 22 GETS A NEW CO-MAIN EVENT SMITH VS. SMITH 2 IN COLORADO THIS FRIDAY

MAIN EVENT:   UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT IAN "THE HURRICANE" HEINISCH vs. UNDEFEATED SUPER PROSPECT MARKUS "MALUKO" PEREZ   MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   GILBERT SMITH vs. BENJAMIN SMITH   GILBERT SMITH'S RETIREMENT FIGHT     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th LIVE on AXS TV 1STBANK Center in BROOMFIELD, COLORADO Tickets are on sale NOW through AltitudeTickets.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will have a new co-main event at LFA 22 when the promotion returns to Colorado this Friday.   The new co-main event of LFA 22 will feature a rematch between former RFA welterweight champions Gilbert Smith and Benjamin Smith. The change came when Benjamin Smith's friend and teammate Andrew Kapel was injured during training and withdrew from…

LFA HEADS TO VAIL, COLORADO TO CROWN INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION AT LFA 39

MAIN EVENT:   "THE HURRICANE" IAN HEINISCH vs. "ZANGIEF" GABRIEL CHECCO   INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   "THE BEVERLY HILLS NINJA" JORDAN WRIGHT 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 today that the promotion will crown an interim middleweight champion when it makes its first trip to Vail, Colorado in May at LFA 39. LFA middleweight champion Anthony Hernandez is currently taking time off to heal injuries, while also welcoming the birth of his fourth child. He is expected to face the winner of the LFA 39 main event later this…

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 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