Ian Heinisch

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 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 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…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 22 – Ian Heinisch

By Lance Edwards     Ian ‘The Hurricane’ Heinisch (8-0) is one of the hottest up and coming fighters in the sport today, and for good reason. Heinisch has fought a number of solid, experienced fighters, and walked away victorious. His opponent at LFA 22 is Brazilian, Markus Perez Echeimberg (8-0) in a fight that will see them face off for the vacant 185 lb Middleweight title. At LFA 10 Heinisch made his debut for the promotion when he faced another experienced Brazilian, Lucas Rota (12-7) and emerged victorious in the first round via submission. “It was a perfectly executed fight, like this one will be. I stuck to the game plan and did what I wanted to do.” The submission Heinisch dispatched his opponent with in just two minutes…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 22 Recap

Markus Perez def. Ian Heinisch via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:14 Gilbert Smith def. Benjamin Smith via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:16 Chris Gutierrez def. Mario Israel via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Derek Brenon def. Boimah Karmo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Brandon Royval def. Demetrius Wilson via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:00 Maycee Barber def. Mallory Martin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Jonathon Wyderko def. Juan Gonzalez via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:52

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…