LFA Set To Return To Action With Four Events

Sioux Falls, South Dakota will become the official residence of Legacy Fighting Alliance starting in July.

The promotion announced its return following a lengthy absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. LFA is set to produce events on July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31. Streamed on UFC Fight Pass, all events, with no fans, will be inside the Sanford Pentagon.

“I am excited to announced that LFA will be returning with live weekly MMA events in July,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares in a release. “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. Starting on July 10th, we will host four events in four weeks with each event featuring an LFA world title fight.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, LFA had to postpone LFA 84 in Arizona (March 20), LFA 85 in Colorado (April 3), and LFA 86 in South Dakota (April 17).

Scheduled for July 10 will include Justin Gonzales v. Jake Childers for the vacant LFA Featherweight Title. Gonzales (6-0) last fought at Dana White’s Contender Series in June 2019, beating Zach Zane via unanimous decision. Childers (7-0) last fought in February, beating Nate Togbah Richardson via KO.

July 17 will see Sam Hughes (4-0) face Vanessa Demopoulos (4-1) for the inaugural LFA Women’s Strawweight TItle. July 24 will see Greg Fischer (10-1) and Jimmy Flick (13-5) battle it out for the vacant LFA Flyweight Title. The title became vacant when Brandon Royval was awarded a UFC contract.

Finally, on July 31, Bryce Logan (11-4) and Jacob Rosales (12-5) will look to determine who the LFA Lightweight Champion is. The two were supposed to fight at LFA 86 before it was postponed.

According to LFA, several safety protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the fighters and all fight personnel. The event will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

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