LFA heads to southern California with a Heavyweight Showdown at LFA 74

August 1, 2019 7:20 pm.








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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be bringing a heavyweight showdown to southern California at the end of August. LFA title challenger Jared Vanderaa will return to the LFA Octagon to face hulking Brazilian heavyweight prospect Renan Ferreira in the main event of LFA 74.

The main event of LFA 74 will feature a heavyweight showdown between LFA title challenger Jared “The Mountain” Vanderaa and top Brazilian prospect Renan “Problema” Ferreira. LFA 74 – Vanderaa vs. Ferreira takes place Friday, August 30th at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“I am excited to have LFA return to my native southern California at LFA 74,” stated Soares. “Jared Vanderaa is a top American heavyweight prospect who has already challenged for our title. He returns after a dominant run competing in South Africa. He will face Renan Ferreira, who just competed in our four-man heavyweight tournament. Fight fans in the Inland Empire will get to see a showdown between two of the most exciting heavyweight prospects in the sport.”

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Vanderaa (9-3) makes his highly-anticipated return to the LFA Octagon in the main event of LFA 74. He returns while riding a fresh wave of momentum created during a dominant title reign in South Africa. Vanderaa first signed with LFA two summers ago as one of the best prospects in a division that is hungering for the next big thing. Vanderaa came up short in his first shot at LFA gold, but has regrouped and found his groove on the other side of the planet. The 27-year-old has strung together three consecutive TKO wins in South Africa. This includes defeating UFC veteran Ruan Potts for the EFC heavyweight title, which many consider to be the most prestigious title on the African continent. After a successful title defense against Ricky Misholas in March, Vanderaa returns to LFA looking to handle some unfinished business. The man known as “The Mountain” will get that chance in his own backyard of southern California at LFA 74.

Ferreira (5-2) signed with LFA this past spring with a fearsome reputation in his native Brazil. Standing 6 feet, 10 inches tall with an athletic 250-pound physique, the man known as “Problema” has been a huge problem for the heavyweight division. The Brazilian behemoth possesses physical gifts that create problems for everyone he faces. The 29-year-old, who boasts the frame of an NBA all-star, has also been busy learning the ways of combat under the watchful eye of UFC Hall of Fame member Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira at Team Nogueira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ferreira made his debut for LFA at LFA 70 in June as a part of the four-man LFA heavyweight tournament. However, “Problema” ran into a problem of his own when he was disqualified due to illegal strikes he inadvertently landed on the back of Brett Martin’s head. Ferreira is now eager to right that wrong in his sophomore appearance for the promotion at LFA 74.

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

Main Event | Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)

  • Jared Vanderaa (9-3) vs. Renan Ferreira (5-2)

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Ryan Lilley (10-4) vs. Kevin Wirth (7-1)

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)

  • Moses Murrietta (8-2) vs. Lucas Rota (13-8)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Vince Cachero (6-1) vs. Marvin Garcia (12-3)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Anthony Jimenez (4-0-1) vs. Leandro Gomes (3-1)

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)

  • Irvins Ayala (2-0) vs. James Chapman (1-0)

In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA have launched the careers of over 160 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 74 will be the eigth LFA event to take place in the state of California. RFA hosted eight events inside “The Golden State” before the merger. Further information will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 74 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Please visit LFA.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.

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The Riverside Municipal Auditorium (RMA) is a Riverside landmark designed in 1928, which also serves as a World War I memorial to the 87 military members from Riverside County who died in service of our country and was commemorated by the National Register of Historic places in 1978. The RMA has been enhanced and upgraded through a $10 million renovation by the City of Riverside in 2011 and continues to serve the community as a meeting, special event, and live performance venue. The RMA is situated in the heart of Riverside’s downtown district within walking distance of many of Riverside’s prominent attractions.

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This post was written by Ryan Bevins