LFA kicks off Super Bowl Weekend with a Welterweight Showdown: LFA 59 – Stewart vs. Gooden

December 31, 2018 1:12 am.






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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that LFA will return to the Valley of the Sun in February with a high-stakes welterweight showdown at the top of LFA 59.

The main event of LFA 59 will bring a welterweight showdown to the state capital of Arizona as U.S. Marine Corps SGT Kyle “Gunz Up” Stewart squares off with surging Legacy FC veteran Jared “Nite Train” Gooden. LFA 59 – Stewart vs. Gooden takes place Friday, February 1st at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“I am excited to announce that LFA is returning to Arizona on Super Bowl weekend,” stated Soares. “Kyle Stewart is a decorated war hero and one of the most talented fighters in LFA. He will be headlining his third event for us against Jared Gooden, who got his start in Legacy FC, and has built up a fantastic record fighting on the east coast. This is the perfect main event for LFA 59, which will be our sixth event at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.”

Tickets for LFA 59 – Stewart vs. Gooden are available for purchase NOW at ComericaTheatre.com.

Stewart (11-1) is a decorated war hero, achieving the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps while serving multiple tours in Afghanistan. The wildly popular Arizonan skyrocketed to the top of the welterweight rankings by winning his first ten professional fights in MMA. That earned him a shot at the LFA welterweight title this past July at LFA 46. The 29-year-old dropped a competitive five-round decision to the undefeated champion James Nakashima that night, but many saw his stock rise in the back-and-forth title tilt between two top undefeated prospects. “Gunz Up” went back to work and quickly got his hand raised again in November. In the co-main event of LFA 53, Stewart dominated fellow LFA standout Braden Smith and now has his sights set on another top prospect in the main event of LFA 59.

Gooden (12-2) makes his LFA debut after getting his start with Legacy FC back in 2015. The 25-year-old southerner is following a similar path to success as highly-touted LFA bantamweight Raufeon Stots. Both men made their pro MMA debut in 2015 and found them self competing for Legacy FC in their second pro bout that same year. Gooden and Stots won those signature bouts before running roughshod over local competition in their respective regions. Stots returned to the newly formed LFA in 2018 and continued his success. Now Gooden looks to follow suit. The man known as “Nite Train” is headed full-speed across the country to the sunny desert of Arizona. The collision course is set for the main event of LFA 59 and will it will take place on AXS TV, the network that launched his career in 2015.

Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– Kyle Stewart (11-1) vs. Jared Gooden (12-2)

In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 150 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In May 2018, the promotion joined the London Trust Media Holdings group of companies.

LFA 59 will be the sixth LFA event to take place in the state of Arizona. All of these events have taken place in the Grand Canyon State’s capital city of Phoenix. The entire main card of LFA 59 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Please visit LFAfighting.com for bout updates and information. LFA is on Facebook at Legacy Fighting Alliance. LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and Twitter at @LFAfighting.

About LFA:
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. LFA can be seen live in over 53 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).

AXS TV FIGHTS presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network every Friday night at 9pE/6pP. Events taking place on the west coast will be televised at 10pE/7pP. UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich, and veteran broadcaster Ron Kruck call all the action and Phoenix Carnevale reports from cageside as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook, and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Sling TV, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite, telco and streaming providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

About London Trust Media:
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About Comerica Theatre:
Comerica Theatre is a 5,000 seat entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The unique design of Comerica Theatre has changed the way people think about live entertainment, as it marries the classic theatre style with the pulsating excitement of modern arena technologies. The theatre’s state-of-the art music & sound systems are perfect for concerts, comedy performances as well as theatre and family friendly shows. Visit ComericaTheatre.com for more info.


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This post was written by Ryan Bevins