Legacy Fighting Alliance Postpones All Shows Through April
No sports entity appears to be safe from the coronavirus outbreak. While the UFC and Cage Warriors continue to hold events, others are following the lead of major sports like the MLB, NHL and the NCAA.
Legacy Fighting Alliance became the latest organization to postpone events in the wake of the coronavirus. Officials stated that LFA 84, set to take place on March 20 in Arizona, has been postponed. The promotions initial statement stated they would would be working on the later April events, but a new release revealed they will also postpone LFA 85 on April 3 in Colorado and LFA 86 on April 17 in South Dakota.
“LFA officials have coordinated with government officials, state athletic commissions, and our venue partners over the past week to determine the best course of action,” LFA officials stated, via MMA Fighting.
“After further review, LFA will also be postponing its April events, LFA 85 in Colorado (April 3rd) and LFA 86 in South Dakota (April 17th). Due to the imminent threat of exacerbating the spread of the virus via large crowds at our live events, we have collectively determined that moving forward with these events would not be safe given the world’s current health crisis.”
The CDC has recommended large gatherings be postponed, while state officials in the United States have been writing rules into place the need to cancel events altogether. The Nevada Athletic Commission even canceled events in the combat sports world until late March, with room to expand.
LFA 84 was supposed to feature Daniel Madrid v. Impa Kasanganay in a middleweight clash as its main event. LFA 85 was looking for a main event while LFA 86 had Bryce Logan v. Jacob Rosales in a lightweight bout.
The promotion postponing its events adds to the number of big gatherings canceled in the combat sports world. According to the latest from CNN, there have been over 152,428 cases of the coronavirus, with over 5,720 deaths confirmed.