Justin Rader

Legacy Fighting Alliance 15 – Justin Rader

By Lance Edwards   Justin Rader (6-2) is one of the most successful American born jiu jitsu competitors to make the move to MMA in recent years. Making his LFA debut at LFA 15, Rader had four of his eight MMA fight for Legacy Fighting Championship.  At LFA 15, he faces unbeaten Emmanuel Rivera (6-0) in what is probably the toughest fight to date in his professional MMA career. Rader had a very successful grappling career which saw him win the World Nogi Championship at both brown and black belt levels amongst many other accolades. Prior to competing in jiu Jitsu, Rader was himself a successful high school wrestler in Oklahoma, a state known for its wrestling. After a two-fight losing streak, Rader went back to the drawing board in…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 15 Recap

Richard Odoms def. Jared Vanderaa via submission (kimura) – Round 5, 2:45 – to claim inaugural heavyweight title Chris Harris def. Cortez Coleman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Braden Smith def. Manny Meraz via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 2:11 Dan Moret def. Derrick Adkins via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 3, 4:59 Tyler Shinn def. Kendall Carnahan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Justin Rader def. Emmanuel Rivera via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) Chibwikem Onyenegecha def. Stephen Skoch via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:40


MAIN EVENT: LFA FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION KEVIN "ANGEL OF DEATH" AGUILAR vs. LFA #1 CONTENDER JUSTIN "DARTH" RADER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE CO-MAIN EVENT: BRENDAN ALLEN vs. CHRIS HARRIS MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN SPECIAL ATTRACTION: UFC VET MIKE "THE TRUTH" JACKSON vs. Cris Cyborg's older brother RAFAEL "JACKAL" JUSTINO WELTERWEIGHT WAR FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th LIVE on AXS TV FIRELAKE ARENA in SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA Tickets are on sale NOW through StubWire.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be bringining a featherweight world title fight to Oklahoma to kick off a busy August schedule.   The main event of LFA 18 will feature the return of LFA featherweight champion Kevin "The Angel of Death" Aguilar. He will put his title on the line against LFA featherweight #1 contender Justin "Darth" Rader in one of…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 – Justin Rader

By Lance Edwards At LFA 15, Justin Rader (6-2) faced the, at the time, unbeaten Emmanuel Rivera (6-1) winning a unanimous decision. On August 4th, just over a month since his last bout, Rader steps into the cage once again at LFA 18 to face current featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar (12-1). Aguilar is coming off a successful title defense in February where he dispatched LFC and UFC veteran Damon Jackson (12-2-1). This may seem a tough fight for a professional who has been fighting for just three years. however, Rader is an accomplished grappler. As well as being a high school wrestler, he excelled in jiu jitsu. This resulted in him winning the World No Gi Championship at both brown and black belt levels amongst many other accolades. Rader had…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 18 Recap

Kevin Aguilar def. Justin Rader via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – to retain featherweight title Brendan Allen def. Chris Harris via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:22 Chris Kelades def. Tyler Shinn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Chauncey Foxworth def. Braden Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:31 Daryl Wilson def. Jarrod Card via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:04 Derrick Adkins def. Kyle Driscoll via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jose Martinez def. James Warren via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 1:29