Inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance card features unification title fight
In September two major mixed martial arts promotions merged to form one mega-company. Legacy Fighting Alliance was formed when Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championships came together.
Now the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance card is set for January 13 and will air on the television network AXS, where both companies could previously be found.
Headlining the card, a bantamweight title unification bout between RFA champion, Leandro Higo (8-2), and LFC champion, Steven Peterson (14-4). Higo is currently on a 3-fight winning streak, with his most recent win being a submission victory over Joey Miolla at RFA 37 where he captured the RFA Bantamweight title. Peterson is undefeated in his last 6 bouts, winning the LFC Bantamweight title at LFC 56 when he stopped Manny Vasquez in the 4th round.
In the co-main event, Fury FC Lightweight Champion Charles Cheeks (11-4), takes on UFC and Legacy vet Damon Jackson (10-1-1). Cheeks has not fought since June 2016, where he won the Fury FC title. Jackson, on the other hand, got a decision victory at Legacy 61.
LFA 1 Fight Card (Subject to Change):
135 Title – Leandro Higo (17-2) vs Steven Peterson (14-4)
145 – Charles Cheeks (11-4) vs Damon Jackson (10-1-1)
135 – Ulyses Aguila (6-1) vs Eli Tamez (9-0)
Heavyweight – Joel Moore (3-0) vs Rashad Coulter (7-1)
115 – Cynthia Calvillo (2-0) vs Montana Stewart (6-3)
125 – Isaiah Gutierrez (3-0) vs Oscar Ramirez (3-0)
145 – Jessie Vasquez (2-1) vs Rob Butler (1-0)
170 – Armando Servin (4-4) vs Sean Holden (4-2)
145 – Josh Nealy (1-3) vs Fernando Salas (3-2)
155 – Victor Oreamuno (Debut) vs Jesse Nelson (Debut)
Amateur 125 – Victor Altamirano (3-2) vs Anthony Torres (5-1)
Amateur 145 – Austin Lingo (2-0) vs Kenneth Gross (2-1)
Amateur 155 – Austin Henry (2-0) vs Victor Pascua (Debut)
Amateur 145 – Eli Johns (Debut) vs Gabriel Calvario (Debut)
Amateur 185 – TBA vs Samuel Johnson (0-1)
Amateur 125 – Ricardo Martinez (Debut) vs Steven Orozco (1-0)Follow MyMMANews.com on Social Media
Latest posts by Eric Kowal (see all)
- ‘Fedor Emelianenko is still extremely dangerous’ – Frank Mir talks Bellator Grand Prix - November 21, 2017
- Richard Corminal looks to spoil Arnaud Lepont’s ONE Championship return - November 21, 2017
- Australian Muay Thai competitor dies attempting to make weight for fight - November 20, 2017