FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
LFA 91: NJOKUANI vs. TORRES
CHIDI “CHIDI BANG BANG” NJOKUANI
CRISTIAN “MASACRE” TORRES
PLUS THE RETURN OF
FORMER LFA TITLE CHALLENGERS
KYLE STEWART, JAMAL POGUES, and TIM HILEY
TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE
“ALL HAIL” HAILEY COWAN
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA returned to action in July with four events in four weeks. Each event featured a world title fight and helped usher in a new era of live sports entertainment amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LFA followed that with two successful August events to kick off Phase 2 of its 2020 comeback.
Now the promotion is set to host its second September event to conclude Phase 2. This event, like the seven before it, will take place behind closed-doors and adhere to strict health codes, safeguards, and testing protocols that have been put in place for the safety of the fighters, cornermen, and event staff.
LFA 91 takes place this Friday, September 11th at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“We are excited to conclude our summer residency in South Dakota with a stacked fight card at LFA 91,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “We are grateful for our partnership with Sanford Health. It allowed us to establish a safe fight campus for our fighters and staff during a difficult year. During our time in South Dakota, our platform as the top developmental organization in the world broke a single-month record for fighters getting signed by the UFC. On Friday, we will conclude Phase 2 of our comeback with a middleweight headliner between knockout artists Chidi Njokuani and Cristian Torres. The card will also feature the return of former LFA title challengers Kyle Stewart, Jamal Pogues, and Tim Hiley as well as top prospect Hailey Cowan.”
The main event of LFA 91 will feature a middleweight showdown between two of the most exciting knockout artists in the division. Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani (18-7) and Cristian “Masacre” Torres (15-10) bring a combined 50 fights of experience into this headliner with both having earned 10 victories each via KO or TKO. Njokuani will join a small group of fighters to have fought under the LFA, RFA, and Legacy banners. His last eight fights have also been featured on the main card of Bellator events with five of those bouts receiving main event or co-main event status. Njokuani will face a dangerous Paraguayan fighter, who has fought twice for LFA at 205-pounds. Cristian “Masacre” Torres showed the world how he got his nickname in his LFA debut, which he made on 4 days’ notice at LFA 46. Torres proceeded to knock out Dana White’s Contender Series vet Dashawn Boatwright with a highlight reel uppercut in the first round of their fight.
Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Chidi Njokuani (18-7) vs. Cristian Torres (15-10)
Co-Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Kyle Stewart (12-3) vs. Tim Caron (10-2)
Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
- Jamal Pogues (7-3) vs. Tim Hiley (7-2)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Hailey Cowan (5-1) vs. Kelly Clayton (2-2)
Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
- Nick Maximov (4-0) vs. Johnny James (1-1)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Nate Richardson (7-2) vs. Darius Estell (6-2)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
- Josh Quinlan (2-0) vs. Pete Keepers (0-0)
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 190 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 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. 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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This post was written by Ryan Bevins