Legacy Fighting Alliance returns to the Valley of the Rising Sun for LFA 59. The main event will be a welterweight contest between knockout artists, Christian Aguilera against UFC vet David Michaud. “The Beast”Aguilera shares his thoughts on the upcoming fight, his loss to Matthew Frincu at LFA 44, and recovery from the injury he suffered during the contest.
Aguilera is the number 2 ranked welterweight on the AXS TV rankings, heading into his fourth fight with LFA. The California based fighter has nine finishes all by knockout. Talking about his February 1 opponent Aguilera says:
“Michaud is a solid fighter. He looks pretty complete. Decent wrestling. Decent striking. He’s decent all around, so it’s going to be a good fight. He likes to come forward. I like to come forward, so I’m assuming it’s going to be very violent”.
“I feel like he’s effective at what he does well, he likes to come forward, he likes to pressure guys. That’s usually his style. I haven’t seen much change between his UFC fights and his latest fights in other promotions. It’s kind of the same David coming through, he’s just a little sharper.”
With two bulls moving forward how do you come out on top?
“Tighter defense, staying tighter in the pocket, keep moving my feet, don’t really play into his game as much. I’ve seen some of his fights, he starts talking shit, people walk away or use footwork. So as long as I don’t get emotional like that. I feel like we should be good”.
“Once again Michaud is a good fighter. He’s going to come forward. He’s going to meet me in the middle. We’re gonna fight. He’s not a guy I’m going to be chasing for three rounds. It’s a guy who’s going to come and bring the fight towards me, which I like that as well. It’s going to be an action-packed fight. It’s going to be good for the fans, good for us. I’m excited”.
Full interview above.
AXS TV Main Card
170: David Michaud (14-4) vs. Christian Aguilera (11-5)
170: Steven Newell (9-0) vs. Jared Gooden (12-2)
185: Daniel Madrid (15-6) vs. Seth Baczynski (22-15)
135: Kevin Natividad (7-1) vs. Andy Perez (9-7)
135: Kyler Philips (5-1) vs. Emeka Ifekandy (6-2)
135: Hunter Azure (4-0) vs. Jaime Hernandez (4-2)
135: Reyes Cortez (3-0) vs. Justin Hughes (3-4)
185: Anthony Rozema (5-3) vs. Jered Gwerder (1-0)
170: Ray Waters (0-0) vs. Nick Hawkins (5-1-1)