LFA begins Phase 3 of 2020 comeback with 3 events in Kansas

September 25, 2020 11:02 am.






LAS VEGAS, NV – LFA returned to action in July with four events. This marked Phase 1 of LFA’s 2020 comeback amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Each event featured a world title fight and helped usher in a new era of live sports entertainment. Phase 2 consisted of four more successful events during the months of August and September. All eight of these summer events took place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Now the promotion is headed two states south for Phase 3 this fall.

LFA 92: Wirth vs. Askar will kick off Phase 3 on Friday, October 2nd at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, which is located in the Wichita metro area. LFA 93 on October 16th and LFA 94 on October 30th will also take place at the LFA fight campus in Kansas. The main event for LFA 93 and LFA 94 will be announced soon. These three events will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“Everyone at LFA is excited to begin Phase 3 of our comeback in Kansas,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “We will host three events in October at the Hartman Arena in Park City, which is part of the Wichita metro area. Top bantamweight prospects Kevin Wirth and Askar Askar will headline LFA 92 on Friday, October 2nd. These are two of the most exciting fighters we have on our roster and it’s the ideal way to start Phase 3.”

Wirth (8-1) made one of the biggest splashes in promotional history, when he made his LFA debut at LFA 33 in 2018. The Coloradan known as “Mr. Nice Guy” headed to Texas in a battle of unbeaten prospects and finished local favorite Isaiah Gutierrez with a superkick that would have made WWE legend Shawn Michaels proud. Wirth delivered the WWE Hall of Famer’s signature “Sweet Chin Music” to score a highlight reel knockout that is still making its rounds on the Internet. Most recently, Wirth scored a Unanimous Decision win over Ryan Lilley in the co-main event of LFA 74. Now training at Alliance MMA in southern California, Wirth is looking for a marquee win in his highest profile fight to date.

Askar (10-1) has become one of the most highly-regarded bantamweight prospects in the world after winning his first ten professional bouts. The biggest of those ten wins came in his LFA debut against the battle-tested LFA and RFA veteran Derrick Mandell at LFA 50 in 2018. Askar made a big impression that night by sweeping the judge’s score cards and earning a dominant Unanimous Decision. The Palestine native moved to the United States with his family, when he was 7-years-old, and now calls Chicago home. He trains alongside his younger brothers Asef and Motaz at the Midwest Training Center in the Chicagoland area. All three Askar brothers have earned victories inside our Octagon.

Currently Announced Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):

Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Kevin Wirth (8-1) vs. Askar Askar (10-1)

Co-Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

  • Andre Fialho (10-3) vs. Antônio dos Santos Jr. (8-4)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Dakota Bush (6-2) vs. TBD

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Jacob Thrall (6-3) vs. Ricky Furar (4-2)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Justin Wetzell (5-1) vs. Jordan Mapa (3-2)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Mefi Monterroso (5-1) vs. Rodney Kealohi (4-1)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Slava Borshchev (1-0) vs. Ali Zebian (4-1)

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 200 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®.

Please visit LFA.com for bout updates and information. LFA is on Facebook at Facebook.com/LFAfighting. 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. 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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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.


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This post was written by Ryan Bevins