Vinicius Zani

LFA RETURNS TO ARIZONA WITH LFA 24 – FRINCU vs. MILLENDER

MAIN EVENT:   MATTHEW "THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER" FRINCU vs. "CURTIOUS" CURTIS MILLENDER   WELTERWEIGHT WAR     CO-MAIN EVENT:   JOEY "THE BEAST" MIOLLA vs. VINICIUS "DON" ZANI   BANTAMWEIGHT SHOWDOWN     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th LIVE on AXS TV COMERICA THEATRE in PHOENIX, ARIZONA Tickets are on sale NOW through ComericaTheatre.com   HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA is headed back to Arizona in October with a pivotal pairing at the top of the LFA welterweight division.    The main event of LFA 24 will feature an explosive welterweight war between two of the division's marquee names. The headliner will see the Australian annihilator Matthew "Thunder From Down Under" Frincu face southern California juggernaut "Curtious" Curtis Millender. LFA 24 - Frincu vs. Millender takes place Friday, October 13th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The entire main…

LFA 24 – Vinicius Zani

By Lance Edwards   One of the greatest strengths of RFA was that the organization would bring some of the best up and coming Brazilian fighters to the American MMA market. Legacy fighting Alliance has continued this excellent tradition. One such fighter is Vinicius Zani (10-4). “The Little Devil”, as he is known, is riding a three-fight win streak. In addition to that, his only loss in the last eight fights was to UFC fighter and former LFC champion Thomas Almeida (21-2) in a fight that went well into the fourth round.   We saw Zani at LFA’s Sioux Fall Fight Night 1, when he disposed of the veteran fighter William Joplin (16-14) via TKO. At LFA 24, Zani returns to compete when he faces Joey Miolla (9-2), an RFA…

Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 Recap

Curtis Millender def. Matthew Frincu via knockout (kick) – Round 1, 0:38 Vinicius Zani def. Joey Miolla via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Mackenzie Dern def. Mandy Polk via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:55 LaRue Burley def. Maycon Mendonca via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Cory Sandhagen def. Luiz Gavinho via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:00 Glen Baker def. Kevin Natividad via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:09 Keoni Diggs def. Nick Chasteen via submission (kneebar) – Round 3, 1:53

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