LFA 102 Weigh-In (Results)

March 19, 2021 2:29 am.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19
LFA 102: JOHNS vs. SOUZA

MAIN EVENT:

“THE TIGER”
BRUNO SOUZA
vs.
“BABY JOHNS”
ELIJAH JOHNS

FEATHERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN

CO-MAIN EVENT
“ROBOCOP”
GREGORY RODRIGUES
vs.
“SWEETNESS”
AL MATAVAO

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
SEMI-FINAL FIGHT

LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®

GRAND EVENT CENTER

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — On Thursday, March 18th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 102: Souza vs. Johns from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

The main event will feature a featherweight showdown between Machida Karate black belt Bruno “The Tiger” Souza (8-1) and Elijah “Baby” Johns (7-1). Johns is the younger brother of UFC star and former LFA bantamweight champion Miles Johns.

The co-main event will feature the second semi-final bout of the LFA Middleweight Tournament. The bout features an explosive matchup between Dana White’s Contender Series alumni Gregory “RoboCop” Rodrigues (7-3) and Al “Sweetness” Matavao (8-3). The winner will face Josh Fremd in the LFA Middleweight Tournament Finale with the LFA middleweight title on the line.

LFA 102 will take place inside the Grand Event Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, which is an exurb of Oklahoma City. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

LFA officials implemented strict health codes, safeguards, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols throughout the week. In accordance with these guidelines, every athlete competing at LFA 102 has tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All, but four fighters, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Bruno Souza, Gregory Rodrigues, Jimmy Meza, and Chris Mecate missed the mark. They will forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents. LFA 102 will proceed with eight bouts.

The first bout will be available on the LFA Facebook page (Facebook.com/LFAfighting), while the rest of the card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®.

LFA 102 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:

Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Bruno Souza (147.2)*** vs. Elijah Johns (146)
Bout will continue and Souza will pay a penalty to Johns.

Co-Main Event | Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout (185 lb)
Gregory Rodrigues (187.4)*** vs. Al Matavao (185.8)
Bout will continue and Rodrigues will pay a penalty to Matavao.

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Steve Jones (171) vs. Nikolay Veretennikov (169)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
A.J. Cunningham (145.4) vs. Javier Garcia (145.6)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Jimmy Meza (140.4)*** vs. Brandon Lewis (135.4)
Bout will continue and Meza will pay a penalty to Lewis.

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Alberto Rodriguez (145.2) vs. Chris Mecate (147.4)***
Bout will continue and Mecate will pay a penalty to Rodriguez.

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Haris Talundžić (170.4) vs. Luis Iniguez (170.8)

Preliminary Card (Worldwide on Facebook.com/LFAfighting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT):

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Andrew Claborn (168.8) vs. Archie Colgan (169.4)

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®.

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).

About UFC FIGHT PASS®:
UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, UFC FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features; behind-the-scenes content; in-depth interviews; and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. UFC FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 20,000 bouts from dozens of combats sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access UFC FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit UFCFightPass.com.

About IMPERIAL FAMILY COMPANIES:
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.

About GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT:
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