LFA 84 – MADRID vs. KASANGANAY
LFA STAR + BJJ BLACK BELT
DANIEL “DEMIGOD” MADRID
LFA + CONTENDER SERIES STAR
IMPA “TSHILOBO” KASANGANAY
MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
ARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion is bringing the middleweight championship to Arizona in March. LFA 84 will feature a middleweight championship bout between a surging veteran and a top undefeated prospect. The winner will become the sixth middleweight champion in LFA history. The five previous 185-pound champions currently fight in the UFC. That pantheon of LFA royalty includes Eryk Anders, Markus Perez, Anthony Hernandez, Ian Heinisch, and Brendan Allen.
The main event of LFA 84 will feature a middleweight title fight between BJJ black belt Daniel “DemiGod” Madrid and top undefeated prospect Impa “Tshilobo” Kasanganay. LFA 84 – Madrid vs. Kasanganay takes place Friday, March 20th at the Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The entire main card of LFA 84 will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“I am excited to bring the LFA middleweight championship to Arizona,” stated Soares. “Daniel Madrid was perfect in LFA last year and will look to win LFA gold in front of his home crowd. He will face Impa Kasanganay, who is looking to keep his undefeated record intact en route to winning an LFA championship. This is an exciting title fight with a lot on the line when we return to downtown Phoenix on March 20th.”
Tickets for LFA 84 – Madrid vs. Kasanganay are available for purchase through ArizonaFederalTheatre.com.
Madrid (17-6) returns to the LFA Octagon riding the momentum of four consecutive wins via submission. The BJJ black belt started the streak with a pair of wins at 205-pounds. The first was a rare Omoplata submission victory against Daviante Jones. “DemiGod” then submitted Armando Murillo Jr. with a Guillotine Choke to earn a regional light-heavyweight championship. The last two wins came at his natural 185-pound weight class inside the LFA Octagon and both came last year with lightning quick efficiency. Madrid needed less than a round to submit eleven-time UFC veteran and two-time The Ultimate Fighter alumnus Seth Baczynski in the co-main event of LFA 59. He then need just 51-seconds to submit top middleweight prospect Chris Harris in the co-main event of LFA 72. Now the talented Arizonan is looking to join LFA royalty by capturing the LFA championship in front of his home crowd in the main event of LFA 84.
Kasanganay (6-0) will also be looking to make a triumphant return to the LFA Octagon after gaining worldwide attention last summer. The top undefeated prospect signed with LFA late last spring and made his debut at LFA 71 in Atlanta, Georgia. That night he defeated Legacy FC veteran Devorious Tubbs. The win earned the Congolese prospect an invitation to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series. Kasanganay would face fellow LFA standout Kailan Hill. “Tshilobo” was unfazed by the hype surrounding Hill and won the bout unanimously, while earning the praise of UFC President Dana White. “I’m telling you right now, whatever organization out there, sign this kid. This kid is the future,” stated White. “I believe that this kid is going to be Top 5 and possibly a world champ some day. He just needs more experience.” Kasanganay will get that experience when he returns to the LFA Octagon looking for LFA gold at LFA 84.
Currently Announced Main Card (Watch worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Middleweight Title Bout (185 lb)
- Daniel Madrid (17-6) vs. Impa Kasanganay (6-0)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Richard Palencia (8-0) vs. Desmond Torres (7-2)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Kevin Natividad (8-1) vs. Kyle Estrada (10-4)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Kamuela Kirk (9-3) vs. Luke Faultersack (6-3)
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 170 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In 2018, the promotion joined the Imperial Family Companies group (formerly London Trust Media). In 2019, the promotion announced a broadcast partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS®.
LFA 84 will be the eighth LFA event to take place in the state of Arizona. All eight of these events have taken place at Arizona Federal Theatre (formerly known as Comerica Theatre) in the Grand Canyon State’s capital city of Phoenix. The entire main card of LFA 84 will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® 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 to markets including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world.
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About IMPERIAL FAMILY COMPANIES:
The Imperial Family Companies maintains a diversified portfolio with one common theme: bringing power to the people. The IFC is proud to partner with the LFA management team to showcase the greatest talents of tomorrow. Learn more about the IFC at imperialfamily.com.
About ARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE:
Arizona Federal Theatre is a 5,000 seat entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The unique design of Arizona Federal 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. For more information, please visit ArizonaFederalTheatre.com.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins