LFA 86 – LOGAN vs. ROSALES
SOUTH DAKOTA’S OWN
LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
TICKETS on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.com
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion is bringing the lightweight championship to South Dakota in April. LFA 86 will feature a lightweight championship bout between two of the promotion’s most popular homegrown prospects. The winner will become the fourth lightweight champion in LFA history.
The main event of LFA 86 will feature a lightweight title fight between South Dakota’s own Bryce Logan and southern California stalwart Jacob “Lil’ Badger” Rosales. LFA 86 – Logan vs. Rosales takes place Friday, April 17th at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The entire main card of LFA 86 will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“I am excited to bring the LFA lightweight championship back to South Dakota,” stated Soares. “Bryce Logan and Jacob Rosales are two of our most popular fighters as they both got their start in RFA before the merger. They will face each other for the vacant LFA lightweight title on Friday, April 17th. This will add another chapter to the state’s MMA history, which began with its first sanctioned event at RFA 17.”
Tickets for LFA 86 – Logan vs. Rosales are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com.
Logan (11-4) will look to win his first world championship in his home state of South Dakota nearly 6 years after making his debut for the promotion. Logan made his promotional debut on the undercard of RFA 17 in 2014, which was the first sanctioned MMA event in the state of South Dakota. The Doland native and Dakota State University graduate would go on to compile an impressive 5-1 record for the promotion with three of the wins coming in LFA after the merger. That includes back-to-back victories over Kenneth Glenn and Jonas Flok at LFA 64 and LFA 77 to close out 2019 in dominant fashion. The 30-year-old, who currently trains alongside UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo at Fight Ready MMA in Arizona, now looks to pick up a gold strap of his own with a successful homecoming at LFA 86.
Rosales (12-5), like Logan, got his start in RFA. Logan made his promotional debut in his second-overall fight, while Rosales made his in his third fight on the undercard of RFA 33 in 2015. That fight with Tommy Aaron was nominated for the RFA: 2015 Fans’ Choice Awards “Fight of the Year” and quickly made Rosales one of the most popular fighters in the promotion. Rosales would find success fighting for Bellator before returning to LFA in 2018, where he picked up a highlight reel knockout of Ricardo Seixas at LFA 54. More recently, the 24-year-old has found success in and out of the cage. In December, he was promoted to black belt in BJJ by Rigan Machado, Erik Paulson, and Ben Jones. The following month, he earned a dominant win over Salaiman Ahmadyar at LFA 81. Now the “Lil’ Badger” is on the hunt for LFA gold at LFA 86.
Currently Announced Main Card (Watch worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Lightweight Title Bout (155 lb)
- Bryce Logan (11-4) vs. Jacob Rosales (12-5)
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 180 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 86 will be the fifth LFA event to take place in the state of South Dakota. RFA visited “The Mount Rushmore State” four times before the merger. That includes RFA 17, which was the first sanctioned MMA event to take place in the state of South Dakota. The entire main card of LFA 86 will be televised live and nationwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 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 SANFORD PENTAGON:
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-artamenities-including high-definition video boards and executive suites-with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball. The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit SanfordPentagon.com.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins