Sonny Luque

NEW WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED AT LFA 35!

MAIN EVENT: “COLOMBIAN QUEEN”  SABINA MAZO  vs.  "LA MALVADA"  SILVANA JUÁREZ FLYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT: “NOTORIOUS”  NICK NEWELL  vs.  “LOCO”  SONNY LUQUE FRIDAY, MARCH 9th LIVE on AXS TV  THE ARENA THEATRE in HOUSTON, TEXAS Tickets are on sale NOW through Arena Theater Box Office HOUSTON, Texas — Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) officials announced the promotion will return to Houston for LFA 35. The main event of LFA 35 will feature the crowning of a new female flyweight champion. In addition, it will also mark the promotional debut of Nick Newell. LFA 35 will take place live on AXS TV on March 9th in Houston, TX. Tickets for LFA 35 - Mazo vs. Juárez are available for purchase NOW at Arena Theater Mazo (4-0) made a splash in 2017 with two highlight-reel head-kick knockouts…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 – Sonny Luque

By Lance Edwards The border between Texas and Mexico isn’t regarded as one of the safer places in the country. That is exactly where Sonny Luque hails from and runs Laredo’s premiere MMA gym. At thirty-six years old, Luque has been around the block. As well as competing in MMA, he has a 3-1 pro kickboxing record.  At LFA 35 he steps into the LFA cage to face “Notorious” Nick Newell (13-1) in a bout that will see him face possibly the toughest opponent of his career. Born in Laredo, Luque moved to Mexico as a youth where he was raised. He returned to Laredo where he went to high school. “After high school, I moved to Dallas and returned to Laredo in 2009. In ’98 I had seen MMA…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 – Nick Newell

By Lance Edwards Nick Newell (13-1) was one of the hottest up and coming fighters until he shockingly retired in 2015. With a reputation as a finisher, Newell only went the distance in three of his fights, and had shown himself to be a versatile fighter. Newell has returned to the sport, signing with LFA. He makes his LFA debut at LFA 35, when he faces the durable kickboxer Sonny Luque (10-6) in the main event. Despite being a well-rounded fighter, Newell brings a solid MMA wrestling game to the table. In fact, wrestling started as his base art. “I started wrestling in my freshman year of high school, so I was fourteen. I had played other sports, soccer and baseball before joining the wrestling team. One of my friends…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 Recap

Nick Newell def. Sonny Luque via submission (face crank) – Round 1, 2:10 Vernon Lewis def. Jared Vanderaa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jason Langellier def. Thomas Webb via submission (d’Arce choke) – Round 1, 1:10 Charles Cheeks III def. Rivaldo Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Adrian Yanez def. Nathan Trepagnier via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:56 Cheyanne Vlismas def. Karla Hernandez via TKO (elbows) – Round 3, 4:22 Leomana Martinez def. Casey Jones via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:25