LFA brings the Heavyweight Championship to Texas at LFA 113

June 28, 2021 9:31 am.








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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Texas in July. LFA 113 will feature a heavyweight world title fight when the promotion returns to the state of its inception with a live audience for the first time since the start of the pandemic. LFA 113 will be the fourth LFA event to take place in the Centroplex of Texas. It will also be the twentieth time that the LFA has traveled to “The Lone Star State”.

LFA 113: Lewis vs. Petersen takes place Friday, July 30th at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas, which is located in the Centroplex of Texas. The main event will feature a heavyweight title fight between top contenders Vernon “Big E” Lewis and Thomas “The Train” Petersen. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“I am excited to bring the LFA heavyweight title to Texas at LFA 113,” stated Soares. “Vernon Lewis and Thomas Petersen are two of the most successful heavyweights in LFA history and are always looking for the knockout. They say everything is bigger in Texas and this fight is no different. On Friday, July 30th at the Bell County Expo Center, the winner will become the third heavyweight champion in LFA history.”

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Lewis (8-4) enters his first LFA title fight with the distinction of being the winningest heavyweight in LFA history. The proud Fort Worth police officer, who calls Waco home, will be looking to win LFA gold in front of his home crowd. This would be the crowning achievement, both literally and figuratively, for one of LFA’s most popular fighters. “Big E” began his career with the promotion back with Legacy FC before the merger. It is there where he earned a shot at the Legacy FC title. Now the Texas lawman will be taking that experience and the momentum of a perfect 4-0 run in LFA with him into his first LFA title fight. That flawless run in the LFA includes notable wins over current UFC heavyweight Jared Vanderaa, Jeremy Hardy, Yimaz Wildman, and former NFL football player Austen Lane.

Petersen (4-0) has also grown up in the LFA promotion and is nipping at the heels of Lewis for most wins in the LFA heavyweight division. A win at LFA 113 will tie him with Lewis for the record (4), but more importantly it will earn the young Minnesota native the first world championship of his promising career. Even before turning pro, “The Train” has been unstoppable. Petersen was a two-time state champion out of Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. He was named to the All-State team three years in a row and won 139 matches, which includes 50 pins, and holds the school-record for takedowns in a year with 247 as a senior. He later became an NJCAA national champion at Iowa Central and competed at the NCAA Division I level at North Dakota State University.

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

Main Event | Heavyweight Title Bout (265 lb)

  • Vernon Lewis (8-4) vs. Thomas Petersen (4-0)

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 230 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).

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.

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