LFA 59 – MICHAUD vs. AGUILERA
DAVID “BULLDAWG” MICHAUD
CHRISTIAN “THE BEAST” AGUILERA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st LIVE on AXS TV
in PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Tickets are on sale NOW through LFAtix.com
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that LFA will return to the Valley of the Sun in February with a new high-stakes welterweight showdown at the top of LFA 59. The change at the top of LFA 59 occurred when previous headliner Kyle Stewart was signed to the UFC. Mario Bautista was scheduled to fight on this card as well, but was also replaced after receiving a UFC contract.
The main event of LFA 59 will now bring an explosive welterweight showdown to the state capital of Arizona when UFC veteran David “Bulldawg” Michaud squares off with heavy-handed Christian “The Beast” Aguilera. LFA 59 – Michaud vs. Aguilera 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.
“LFA is returning to Arizona on Super Bowl weekend with a new welterweight main event,” stated Soares. “Kyle Stewart and Mario Bautista both received well-deserved UFC contracts and will not be competing on this card. The new main event will feature a pair of heavy-handed LFA fan favorites as David Michaud faces Christian Aguilera. This will be an exciting main event for LFA 59, which will be our sixth event at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.”
Tickets for LFA 59 – Michaud vs. Aguilera are available for purchase NOW at LFAtix.com.
Michaud (14-4) is one of the most successful athletes from the state of South Dakota. Born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, he won a South Dakota state title in wrestling for Pine Ridge High School. Michaud went on to wrestle at the NCAA Division I level for South Dakota State University. After making the transition to MMA, he relocated to Arizona to train at one of the best gyms in the world. The longtime MMA LAB standout has competed at the highest level of the sport. Michaud was a contestant on the sixteenth season of the UFC’s hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter and fought three times for the UFC. Since leaving the UFC, Michaud has earned dominant wins for RFA, LFA, and Bellator. The man known as “BullDawg” now returns to the LFA Octagon in the main event of LFA 59.
Aguilera (11-5) has earned a reputation for possessing some of the scariest one-punch knockout power in all of MMA. LFA brass witnessed his gift of putting people to sleep early on in his career when he gave Timothy Quiroga a canvas nap just 52-seconds into his third pro fight at RFA 23.”The Beast” spent the next four years honing his craft under the tutelage of Colin Oyama and Tyler Wombles in southern California. Now bigger, better, and inconceivably more powerful, Aguilera is wielding his gift at an alarming pace. After making his LFA debut last year, he needed less than one round to dispatch two highly-touted Brazilian prospects. Now the talented knockout artist is taking aim at a true veteran of the sport. The explosive encounter with Michaud happens next week in the main event of LFA 59.
Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– David Michaud (14-4) vs. Christian Aguilera (11-5)
Co-Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– Steven Newell (9-0) vs. Jared Gooden (12-2)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
– Daniel Madrid (15-6) vs. Seth Baczynski (22-15)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– Tim Welch (14-6) vs. Ty Freeman (10-7)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Kevin Natividad (7-1) vs. Andy Perez (9-7)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Kyler Phillips (5-1) vs. Emeka Ifekandu (6-2)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Hunter Azure (4-0) vs. Jaime Hernandez (4-2)
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.
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).
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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.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins