LFA returns from COVID-19 shutdown with four shows in South Dakota
Legacy Fighting Alliance is returning to action after spending four months away due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LFA will hold four consecutive shows at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in July. All four events will stream on UFC Fight Pass and will be behind closed doors.
The promotion made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday, June 18.
“I am excited to announce that LFA will be returning with live weekly MMA events in July,” LFA CEO Ed Soares said. “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.”
LFA: July residency in #SouthDakota!
July 10#LFA84: Gonzales vs. Childers
July 17#LFA85: Hughes vs. Demopoulos
July 24#LFA86: Fischer vs. Flick
July 31#LFA87: Logan vs. Rosales
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— LFA (@LFAfighting) June 17, 2020
Headlining LFA 84, the first event on July 10 with bee a vacant featherweight title fight between Justin Gonzales and Jake Childers. Sam Hughes and Vanessa Demopoulos will fight for the inaugural women’s strawweight championship at LFA 85 on July 17.
Greg Fischer and Jimmy Flick will clash in a vacant flyweight title fight at LFA 86 on July 24. Lastly, Bryce Logan meets Jacob Rosales for the vacant lightweight strap on July 31. The bout was scheduled for April 17, but was postponed due to the pandemic
The promotion held its last event on March 6.
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