FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
TOP UNDEFEATED PROSPECT
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
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MENOMINEE NATION ARENA
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Wisconsin in September. LFA 115 will feature a light-heavyweight world title fight when the promotion returns to the Badger State. This will be the second event the promotion has hosted in the state of Wisconsin.
LFA 115 takes place Friday, September 24th at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The main event will feature top undefeated prospect Josh Silveira in a light-heavyweight title fight. Silveira’s original opponent has withdrawn from the fight and his new opponent will be announced soon. 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 Wisconsin next month,” stated Soares. “Josh Silveira is the top 205-pound prospect in the sport. He was originally set to face Jesse Murray for the LFA light-heavyweight title in the main event of LFA 110 on July 2nd, but Murray withdrew with an injury. Murray has now withdrawn from the re-scheduled title fight, so Silveira will be facing a new opponent for the title on September 24th. The new challenger will be announced as soon as the new title fight is finalized.”
Silveira (5-0) is the son of MMA pioneer and American Top Team (ATT) co-founder Conan Silveira. This has allowed him to grow up training with his father as well as BJJ legend Carlson Gracie and multiple UFC world champions, while also going on to wrestle at the NCAA Division I level at Arizona State University (ASU). The ASU Sun Devil standout will return to the LFA Octagon after winning his first three fights for the promotion in dominant fashion. The first win came in his LFA debut against Fernando Alvarado via Arm-Triangle Choke at LFA 93. The next win came when he submitted BJJ black belt Matt Paul with a Rear Naked Choke at LFA 98. Silveira then submitted former RFA title challenger Rafael Viana with a Rear Naked Choke at LFA 106 to solidify his first shot at an LFA title.
Tickets for LFA 115 will go on sale next Friday, August 20th at Ticketmaster.com.
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Currently Announced Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):
Main Event | Light-Heavyweight Title Bout (205 lb)
- Josh Silveira (5-0) vs. TBD
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
- Chad Johnson (6-2) vs. Jordan Heiderman (4-0)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Edwin Cooper (4-1) vs. Max Fuentes (5-1)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Bryan Bautista (4-1) vs. Mando Gutierrez (4-1)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Roland Dunlap (2-0) vs. Branko Busick (2-2)
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®.
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 MENOMINEE NATION ARENA:
The Menominee Nation Arena is Oshkosh’s premier concert and live engagement arena. Home to the Wisconsin Herd, Wisconsin GLO and Fox Valley Roller Derby, Menominee Nation Arena has welcomed over 200,000 attendees to its’ various events since opening in 2017. Stationed in the heart of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Menominee Nation Arena is another feature to Wisconsin’s Event City with easy access to Oshkosh’s hotel and lodging facilities, the finest cuisine, and other local attractions. Visit MenomineeNationArena.com for more information.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins