LFA 79 has been rescheduled, and the promotion plans to crown their fifth Flyweight champion at the event.
Now set for November 22nd at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, the main event of LFA 79 will see Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval go to war with Jared “Psycho” Scoggins for the vacant LFA flyweight title.
“We are excited to bring the LFA flyweight championship to Colorado,” stated Ed Soares, President of LFA. “Brandon Royval and Jared Scoggins are two of the most highly-regarded flyweight prospects in the sport. Royval is coming off a highlight reel armbar victory over UFC vet Joby Sanchez and Scoggins is riding a 4-fight win streak that started back at LFA 8. The winner of Royval vs. Scoggins will join a prestigious group as three of our previous flyweight champions were signed by the UFC.”
This will be the third time LFA is in Colorado in 2019 and coincidentally will be Royval’s third straight LFA main event. Royval is an opportunist. He took the opportunity on short notice to fight Charles Johnson at LFA 48, winning by unanimous decision. Again stepping up on short order, “Raw Dawg” went five rounds with Casey Kenney at LFA 53, and when he saw the opening Factory X fighter took it submitting Joby Sanchez with an armbar in the first round of the main event of LFA 65.
A South Carolina native, Jared Scoggins is the younger brother of UFC vet, and current Rizin fighter, Justin Scoggins. The “Psycho” is currently on a four-fight win streak, which started with a unanimous decision win over Juan Puerta at LFA 8. The 24-year-old has four wins by knockout and, just like his brother, employs a heavy use of karate into his MMA game.
Currently Announced Main Card:
Main Event | Vacant Flyweight Title Bout (125 lbs.) – Brandon Royval (9-4) vs. Jared Scoggins (9-1)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) – Josh Huber (22-10) vs. Zviad Lazishvili (11-0)
Lightweight Bout (155 lbs.) – Jonathon Wyderko (4-1) vs. Eric Grant (4-4)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) – Michael Aquila (1-0) vs. Justin Wetzell (4-1)
Lightweight Bout (155 lbs.) – Michael Stack (3-0) vs. Brian Mitchell (1-0)