FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
LFA 99: DENNIS vs. CHERANT
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
PARK CITY, KANSAS
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will host its third event of 2021 in Kansas. The main event of LFA 99 will feature a light-heavyweight world title fight between a former champion and a surging prospect. The winner will be the fourth 205-pound champion in LFA history. The three previous champions are currently fighting in the UFC and Bellator.
LFA 99: Dennis vs. Cherant takes place Friday, February 12th at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, which is a suburb of Wichita. The main event will feature a light-heavyweight title fight between former Legacy FC champion Myron Dennis and submission savant Fabio Cherant. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“We are excited to bring the light-heavyweight championship to Kansas at LFA 99,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Myron Dennis is a former Legacy FC light-heavyweight champion. He will now look to win the 205-pound championship for LFA against Fabio Cherant, who is a submission expert and one of the fastest rising prospects in the division.”
Dennis (18-7) is one of the most popular fighters to have come out of the Legacy FC promotion. The Oklahoma native defeated former UFC heavyweight title challenger Paul Buentello to capture the Legacy FC light-heavyweight title at Legacy FC 29. Dennis also competed in Legacy FC’s kickboxing promotion LK as well as GLORY Kickboxing. He then went on to compete on the UFC’s reality television show The Ultimate Fighter 23 (TUF 23). Dennis impressed UFC President Dana White with his elite striking skills that helped him advance to the quarter-finals of TUF 23. Once LFA was created after to the merger of RFA and Legacy FC, Dennis would continue his winning ways by defeating current UFC fighter Danilo Marques in the main event of LFA 9. Dennis would return to GLORY Kickboxing in 2018, but made a triumphant return to MMA the following year. He is currently riding a 3-fight win streak with his most recent win coming against Dylan Potter in the co-main event of LFA 95.
Cherant (6-1) is one of the most promising light-heavyweight prospects to emerge on the world stage of MMA in recent years. The Boston native and Joe Lauzon protégé won his first four professional bouts in 2018. All four of those wins came by way of submission. The first two were via Guillotine Choke, while the second half came by way of Rear Naked Choke. The proud Haitian-American brought a whole new meaning to the epithet “The Boston Strangler” and his reputation caught the attention of another famous New Englander, UFC President Dana White. Cherant was invited to headline a Dana White’s Contender Series event on ESPN+ in what would be just his fifth professional fight. The man more affectionately known as “Water Buffalo” did not get the win that night, but gained a world of experience and notoriety that he would use in his next bout, which happened to be his LFA debut at LFA 86. Cherant once again won with a choke, but this time it came via Anaconda Choke.
Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):
Main Event | Light-Heavyweight Title Bout (205 lb)
- Myron Dennis (18-7) vs. Fabio Cherant (6-1)
Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
- Brant Moore (8-1) vs. Ago Huskic (8-2)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Fernando Padilla (12-4) vs. Nate Richardson (8-2)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Cody Brundage (5-1) vs. Joe Kropschot (4-1)
Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Valerie Soto (3-2) vs. Flore Hani (2-1)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
- Darian Weeks (4-0) vs. Nikolay Veretennikov (7-3)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
- Trevor Wallace (3-0) vs. Cesar Gutierrez (2-2)
Preliminary Card (Available worldwide on Facebook.com/LFAfighting):
Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Gerrica Trias (0-0) vs. Kawehi Wallace (0-0)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Manuel Medina (0-1) vs. Chancey Wilson (2-4)
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®.
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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About HARTMAN ARENA:
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This post was written by Ryan Bevins