FRIDAY, JULY 10
LFA 84: GONZALES vs. CHILDERS
JUSTIN “J-TRAIN” GONZALES
JAKE “THE WORKIN’ MAN” CHILDERS
FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
LAS VEGAS, NV – On Thursday, July 9th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 84: Gonzales vs. Childers from the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The main event will feature an explosive featherweight world title fight between top undefeated prospects Justin “J-Train” Gonzales (10-0) and Jake “The Workin’ Man” Childers (8-0). LFA 84 will be a closed-door event that will take place inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The entire fight card will be available tonight LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
LFA and Sanford Pentagon officials implemented strict health codes, safeguards, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols throughout the week. In accordance with these guidelines, the LFA 84 fight card underwent some late changes. Three LFA athletes, Andre Fialho, Tyler Ray, and Natan Levy, were removed from the event for precautionary reasons after contact tracing determined that they were in close contact with people who recently tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Two of these close contact incidents did not occur in Sioux Falls, while the third incident was contained on site after a close contact incident was detected by event officials.
All of the remaining athletes competing at LFA 84 have tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19). LFA 84 will now proceed with four bouts, which includes the featherweight world title fight in the main event. Kassius Kayne and Maycon Mendonça, who were scheduled to fight Fialho and Ray respectively, will now face each other in the new welterweight co-main event of LFA 84.
LFA 84 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Featherweight Title Bout (145 lb):
Justin Gonzales (144.4) vs. Jake Childers (145)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb):
Maycon Mendonça (170.4) vs. Kassius Kayne (169.6)
Catchweight Bout (150 lb):
Shawn West (149.6) vs. Boston Salmon (150)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb):
Bruno Souza (145.8) vs. Kamuela Kirk (145.2)
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 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®.
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This post was written by Ryan Bevins