LFA 15

LFA 15 – Odoms vs Vanderaa Announced

MAIN EVENT: RICHARD "THE BLACK EAGLE" ODOMS vs. JARED VANDERAA HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE CO-MAIN EVENT: CORTEZ "THE CRAZY COWBOY" COLEMAN vs. CHRIS HARRIS MIDDLEWEIGHT BORDER WAR FRIDAY, JUNE 30th 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 crown its inaugural heavyweight champion at the end of June when the promotion returns to Oklahoma.   The main event of LFA 15 will feature the inaugural LFA heavyweight world title fight between powerhouse police officer Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms and undefeated prospect Jared Vanderaa . LFA 15 - Odoms vs. Vanderaa takes place Friday, June 30th at the FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.   "LFA…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 15 – Richard Odoms

By Lance Edwards   Richard Odoms (12-3) is a formidable San Antonio, TX-based heavyweight, who has fought for a variety of promotions including Legacy Fighting Championship, Bellator, and WSOF.  At Legacy Fighting Alliance 15, he faces Jared Vanderaa (5-0) for the inaugural LFA heavyweight championship. ‘The Black Eagle’ is coming off a TKO victory over William Hoffman (4-2) at LFA 6 in March of this year. “It went well, but I didn’t get to do a lot of the things I’d been working on. I made a lot of mistakes.  I didn’t know he was a judo player, let alone a black belt.  It didn’t go exactly how I wanted, but I got the win.” Odom’s next opponent, Vanderaa, is a twenty-five-year-old heavyweight, some sixteen years younger than Odom. “I…

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