Legacy Fighting Alliance completes a busy July with LFA 87 Friday night.
The event takes place live on UFC Fight Pass from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the Sanford Pentagon. The event will be closed to the public.
“I am excited to announced that LFA will be returning with live weekly MMA events in July,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “We brought the first sanctioned MMA event to the state of South Dakota six summers ago and have a great working relationship with South Dakota Athletic Commission and Sanford Pentagon. This will allow us to set up a safe environment for our fighters and staff, while implementing strict Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and safeguards to control and ensure a healthy LFA residency on our fight campus in Sioux Falls.”
The main event will feature the highly-anticipated lightweight world title fight between South Dakota’s own Bryce Logan (11-4) and southern California stalwart Jacob “Lil Badger” Rosales (12-5). Logan and Rosales were originally scheduled to fight for the vacant LFA lightweight title on April 17th.
That event was postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Logan and Rosales are two of the most popular fighters in the promotion, as they both got their start in RFA before the merger, and their urgency to claim divisional supremacy has never been greater. They finally get to fight for lightweight gold on the last night of July.
In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 180 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In 2018, the promotion joined the Imperial Family Companies group (formerly London Trust Media). In 2019, the promotion announced a broadcast partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS®.
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.