Derrick Krantz

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


MAIN EVENT:   LFA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION DERRICK "D-ROCK" KRANTZ vs. LFA WELTERWEIGHT #1 CONTENDER JAMES NAKASHIMA   WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     CO-MAIN EVENT:   LFA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION ANDREA "KGB" LEE vs. 82nd AIRBORNE ARMY VETERAN JAMIE "PRETTY ASSASSIN" THORTON     WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd LIVE on AXS TV HORSESHOE CASINO & HOTEL in BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Louisiana in the third week of September with a championship doubleheader.   The main event of LFA 23 will feature the first title defense of LFA welterweight champion Derrick "D-Rock" Krantz. The Texan powerhouse will defend his world title against undefeated super prospect James Nakashima. The co-main…

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…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 Recap

James Nakashima def. Derrick Krantz via (split decision (49-46, 47-48, 50-45) Andrea Lee def. Jamie Thorton via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:54 Ryan Spann def. LeMarcus Tucker via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:55 Bryan Billiot def. Brandon Shavers via submission (heel hook) – Round 2, 3:07 Sabina Mazo def. Linsey Williams via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 4:26 Peter Stanonik def. Kendrick Williams via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:18