LFA returns to southern California with a medley of prospects at LFA 118

October 20, 2021 2:00 pm.





LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to southern California in November. LFA 118 will be the second of two shows the promotion will host in a span of seven days. LFA 118 will be the eleventh LFA event to take place in the Golden State.

LFA 118 takes place Friday, November 12th at the Los Angeles-Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. The main event will be announced soon. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“We are excited to bring the LFA back to southern California,” stated Soares. “We have a long and storied history of exciting fights and developing top prospects in my home state over the past eight years. This will be our nineteenth event in California going all the way back to RFA 9. I am excited to see the next generation of stars emerge in Burbank at LFA 118.”

The first LFA event to take place in the state of California was LFA 13. That event also happened to take place at the Los Angeles-Burbank Marriott Convention Center and was a historic night in many ways. Seven of the fighters that competed at that event went on to compete for the UFC. That includes both headliners Curtis Millender and Kevin Holland along with Dominick Reyes, Alonzo Menifield, Antônio Arroyo, Kyler Phillips, and Vince Cachero.

Six more fighters that competed at LFA 13 were invited to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series, but the most impressive thing that happened that night came from Reyes who made ESPN SportsCenter “Top Ten” plays of the day with his viral head kick KO of Jordan Powell. Reyes would go on to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC and has competed twice for the UFC light-heavyweight world championship. In his first title shot, Reyes nearly dethroned the division’s all-time greatest champion Jon Jones in a title fight for the ages that many pundits thought Reyes had won.

Tickets are on sale now at LFATIX.COM.

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

Main Event

  • TBA vs. TBA

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Leandro Gomes (6-1) vs. Askar Askar (11-2)

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Dione Barbosa (3-1) vs. Flore Hani (4-1)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Javier Garcia (7-4) vs. Sergio Perez (5-2)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Karlee Pangilian (6-1) vs. Victor Rosas (5-2)

Preliminary Card:

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Alandria Brown (1-0) vs. Sidney Trillo (1-0)

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Taylor Mauldin (1-0) vs. Nadine Mandiau (1-2)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Joe Dorado (2-0) vs. Corvan Allen (1-0)

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 250 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