LFA brings top prospects and one-night tournament to Brazil at LFA 111 and LFA 112

July 2, 2021 12:26 pm.





LAS VEGAS, Nevada —LFA CEO Ed Soares announced last month that the promotion will be going international in July. LFA will bring its first international events to the country of Brazil with a pair of shows that will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

LFA 111 and LFA 112 will feature top up-and-coming talent as well as a one-night tournament from the modern-day birthplace of MMA, which is Brazil.

LFA 111: De Sa vs. Bonfim goes down Friday, July 16th. The main event will feature a lightweight showdown between top lightweight prospects Rangel de Sa and Ismael Bonfim. LFA 112 happens two nights later on Sunday, July 18th. This event will feature a one-night, four-man tournament with the winner being crowned the new LFA welterweight champion. Both events will take place at the Upper Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card of both events will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“We are excited about our first two LFA events in Brazil,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Brazil is the birthplace of modern-day MMA and we were able to stack both fight cards with incredible talent. Rangel de Sa vs. Ismael Bonfim will headline LFA 111 on July 16th. This card will also feature the return of LFA standouts Ary Farias and Carlos Mota.

Then two nights later, we will host the first one-night tournament in LFA history at LFA 112. Diego Dias, Carlos Leal, Gabriel Bonfim, and Brenner Alberth will be the four participants. The winner will be crowned the new LFA welterweight champion. As the premier developmental organization in the world, we are now able to develop top Brazilian talent on their home soil.”

LFA 111: De Sa vs. Bonfim
Friday, July 16, 2021
Upper Arena
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Rangel de Sa (10-1) vs. Ismael Bonfim (14-3)

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Ary Farias (10-2) vs. Marcos Breno (13-2)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Arthur Lima (9-1) vs. Rodrigo Lidio (11-2)

Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)

  • Rodolfo Bellato (6-1) vs. Carlos Eduardo (5-1)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Carlos Mota (5-0) vs. Rodrigo Roldan (4-3)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Yasmin Castanho (4-0) vs. Maristela Alves (4-0)

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)

  • Eduardo Neves (3-0) vs. Eduardo Silva (1-0)

Preliminary Card:

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Kaue Fernandes (6-0) vs. Luan Sardinha (6-0)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Michelle Oliveira (2-0) vs. Stephanie Luciano (2-0)

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)

  • João Dantas (4-0) vs. Lucas Fernando (5-1)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Luan Lacerda (10-1) vs. Tayron Pedro (9-3)

Women’s Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Gabriella Hermogenes (5-1) vs. Queila Braga (3-0)

LFA 112: Welterweight Tournament
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Upper Arena
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Main Event | Welterweight Title Bout (170 lb)

  • Tournament Finalist vs. Tournament Finalist

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Carlos Augusto da Silva (19-2) vs. Otto Rodrigues (12-1)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Rafael Ramos (9-0) vs. Felipe Esteves (7-0)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Junior Luiz (7-3) vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky (10-1)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Elaine Lopes (4-0) vs. Dayane de Souza (5-1-1)

Welterweight Semi-Final Bout (170 lb)

  • Diego Dias (13-3) vs. Carlos Leal (12-3)

Welterweight Semi-Final Bout (170 lb)

  • Gabriel Bonfim (10-0) vs. Brenner Alberth (8-0)

Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Semi-Final Alternate Bout (170 lb)

  • Junior Marques (9-2) vs. Quemuel Ottoni (9-3)

Welterweight Semi-Final Alternate Bout (170 lb)

  • Uryan Carlos (11-4) vs. Wendell Giacomo (8-2)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Gabriel Braga (5-0) vs. Jhonatan Cordeiro (5-1)

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Brena Cardozzo (4-0) vs. Vania Caceres (3-2)

LFA has sent over 230 fighters to the UFC and many of those men and women are from Brazil. There are currently LFA alumni from Brazil competing in all eight men’s divisions in the UFC and five Brazilian LFA alumni are currently ranked in the UFC. Those five fighters include Alexandre Pantoja, Pedro Munhoz, Diego Ferreira, Thiago Moisés, and Mackenzie Dern. In the first week of June 2021 alone, Gregory Rodrigues and Tabatha Ricci both made their UFC debut after each went 3-0 in the LFA.

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 220 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