LFA celebrates historic 100th event with Flyweight Championship and Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final at LFA 100January 26, 2021 6:03 pm.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
LFA 100: ALTAMIRANO vs. MOTA
FLYWEIGHT 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 historic LFA 100 event in the state of Kansas. The main event of LFA 100 will feature a flyweight world title fight between the winningest fighter in LFA history and a top undefeated prospect. The winner will become the seventh 125-pound champion in LFA history. The four most recent champions are currently fighting in the UFC.
LFA 100: Altamirano vs. Mota takes place Friday, February 19th at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, which is a suburb of Wichita. The main event will feature a flyweight title fight between LFA’s all-time wins leader Victor “El Magnifico” Altamirano and top undefeated Brazilian prospect Carlos “Tizil” Mota. The co-main event will showcase the second middleweight tournament semi-final between LFA standouts Anthony “SugaFoot” Adams and Gregory “RoboCop” Rodrigues. The winner will face the winner of the LFA 98 headliner for the LFA middleweight title. 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 celebrate LFA 100 by bringing the flyweight championship and second LFA middleweight tournament semi-final to Kansas,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Victor Altamirano just broke the LFA’s all-time wins record in November. He will now fight top undefeated Brazilian prospect Carlos Mota for the LFA flyweight title. Anthony Adams and Gregory Rodrigues will also meet with a shot at the LFA middleweight title on the line.”
There are a limited number of tickets available for LFA 100: Altamirano vs. Mota. These tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com.
Altamirano (8-1) became the LFA’s all-time wins leader in November with a spectacular second round Triangle Choke submission against fellow LFA standout Lloyd McKinney at LFA 95. The win snapped a tie with current UFC fighter and former LFA featherweight champion Damon Jackson for the most wins in LFA history. The proud Texan has won all eight of his professional bouts for LFA and was hoping to build on that record-setting tally with LFA gold on the line. The charismatic 30-year-old, who moonlights as a cellist, will get that title shot at LFA 100.
Mota (5-0) is one of the most popular and promising flyweight prospects to emerge from the MMA hotbed of Brazil in recent years. The Brazilian dynamo burst onto the global MMA scene with a thrilling performance in his LFA and North American debut at LFA 79. The jiu-jitsu black belt faced another top undefeated prospect George Martinez that night, but he surprised his American opponent with a body kick KO just 36-seconds into their highly-anticipated encounter. The 25-year-old is now looking to become the fourth Brazilian to capture LFA gold.
The co-main event of LFA 100, will feature the long-awaited showdown between Anthony “SugaFoot” Adams and Gregory “RoboCop” Rodrigues. They were originally set to fight each other in April of 2020, but that event was postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As fate would have it, their paths are set to meet again. However, this time around the stakes are even higher. It will take place in the LFA middleweight four-man tournament. The first semi-final bout of the tournament features Josh Fremd and Bruno Oliveira. That fight takes place this Friday in the main event of LFA 98. The winner of that bout will face the winner of Adams vs. Rodrigues for the LFA middleweight title later this spring.
Currently Announced Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):
Main Event | Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
- Victor Altamirano (8-1) vs. Carlos Mota (5-0)
Co-Main Event | Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout (185 lb)
- Anthony Adams (8-2) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (7-3)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Steven Nguyen (6-1) vs. Raihere Dudes (8-1)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Charles Johnson (7-2) vs. Karlee Pangilian (6-0)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Christian Natividad (2-0) vs. Evan Woolsey (1-1)
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®.
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About HARTMAN ARENA:
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This post was written by Ryan Bevins