Ricky Simon

LFA Brings Final Event of 2017 To Minnesota For LFA 29 – Camus vs. Simon

MAIN EVENT: "KING OF MILWAUKEE" CHICO CAMUS vs. RICKY SIMON BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: "THE MARINE" MIKE RICHMAN vs. "THE ADMINISTRATOR" JEFF PETERSON LIGHTWEIGHT WAR PLUS THE RETURN OF  19-YEAR-OLD SUPER PROSPECT: "THE FUTURE" MAYCEE BARBER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MYSTIC SHOWROOM in PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA Tickets are on sale NOW through MysticLake.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will host its final event of the year next month in Minnesota with a bantamweight title fight, a high-stakes lightweight showdown, and the return of a surefire women's strawweight prospect.   The main event of LFA 29 will crown a new LFA bantamweight champion when eight-time UFC vet Chico Camus battles blue chip prospect Ricky Simon for the vacant title. LFA 29 - Camus vs. Simon takes place…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Ricky Simon

By Lance Edwards Ricky Simon (10-1) is new to the Legacy Fighting Alliance, but represents the sort of outstanding talent being signed by the promotion. Riding a three-fight winning streak, Simon steps in to face his toughest test to date. Simon’s opponent at LFA 29 is none other than RFA, LFA and UFC veteran Chico Camus (18-7). The bout will determine who is crowned the new LFA bantamweight champion. Born in Pendleton, OR, but raised in Vancouver, Washington, Simon grew up wrestling from a young age and competed through high school. He currently still lives in Vancouver, WA; “After deciding against wrestling in college, I took a year off from competing in anything. I felt like I was going to go crazy not competing. I was walking through our local…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 29 – Chico Camus

By Lance Edwards There is something about Chico Camus (18-7) that can only be described as compelling. Whether it’s the background of how he got in MMA, his energy or his plain likeability, it’s hard to say. A veteran of RFA, LFA and the UFC, it’s easy to overlook him by his record. Once you unpeel the onion, and look at who he has fought, it paints a very different picture.  Most of Camus’ career has been against top opposition. Camus’ entry into the sport may represent one of the greatest success stories in MMA. Occasionally you hear people state that MMA saved their life, for Camus that may actually be a reality literally; “I was a troubled kid and was in a gang. I was involved with gang violence…

LFA BRINGS BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY WITH LFA 36 – SIMON vs. ZANI

MAIN EVENT: LFA BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION  RICKY SIMON vs. LFA #1 BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDER VINICIUS ZANI BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: "PRETTY BOY" JAMALL EMMERS vs. BJJ BLACK BELT TALISON SOARES FEATHERWEIGHT WAR FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd LIVE on AXS TV LIVE at the MORONGO OUTDOOR PAVILION in CABAZON, CALIFORNIA   Tickets are on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.com     HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will return to California in March with a bantamweight world title fight and a high-stakes featherweight war.   The main event of LFA 36 will feature the return of LFA bantamweight champion Ricky Simon when he defends his title against LFA #1 bantamweight contender Vinicius "Don" Zani. LFA 36 - Simon vs. Zani takes place Friday, March 23rd at the Morongo Outdoor Pavilion at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. The entire…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 – Ricky Simon

By Lance Edwards   LFA Bantamweight champion Ricky Simon (11-1) claimed his title at LFA 29. He defeated Roufusport MMA Academy veteran Chico Camus (18-8) going all five rounds before taking the unanimous decision. Simon returns at LFA 36 when he faces another tough bantamweight in Brazil’s Vinicius Zani (11-4). Simon felt happy to have gone five rounds with the gritty Camus, and sees it as a learning experience. “I felt great. I have a good strength and conditioning coach and he had me ready. It’s a long time fighting for five rounds. If you have never done it, you have questions. I felt great and now I have confidence going into the next fight. I knew Chico was super tough. He’s fought tough guys and is a UFC veteran.…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 Recap

Ricky Simon def. Vinicius Zani knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:59 – to retain bantamweight title Jamall Emmers def. Guilherme Faria TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:18 Christian Aguilera def. Ricardo Seixas knockout (punch) – Round 2, 1:47 Andre Ewell def. Trent Meaux knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:41 Herdem Alacabek def. Jonathan Noriega TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:19 Tommy Aaron def. Troy Guerrero submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:15 Taylor Johnson def. Corey Turner TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:36