LFA returns to southern California with a Lightweight Showdown at LFA 118

October 30, 2021 4:23 am.









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 feature a lightweight showdown between LFA title challenger Arthur Estrázulas and fan favorite Tommy “The Spaniard” Aaron. 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. “Arthur Estrázulas and Tommy Aaron have grown up in our promotion dating back to the RFA days. Estrázulas is coming off an incredible five-round war for the LFA lightweight championship and Aaron submitted a top undefeated prospect in his last LFA appearance. They will give the fight fans of southern California an unforgettable main event at LFA 118.”

Tickets for LFA 118: Estrázulas vs. Aaron are available for purchase through LFATIX.com.

Estrázulas (12-5) is a highly-respected Brazilian fighter that has been a fixture in southern California for several years. The BJJ black belt and GLORY Kickboxing veteran made his promotional debut in the summer of 2016 in the main event of RFA 42. This happened just before RFA merged with Legacy to create LFA. In LFA, Estrázulas has been nearly unstoppable. The 32-year-old began his run in the promotion with back-to-back first round submission wins via Rear Naked Choke against Steve Kozola and Dominic Clark. The wins came in the co-headliners of LFA 69 and LFA 86 and earned him a shot at the title at LFA 97. Estrázulas engaged in an epic title fight with Nick Browne that went to the judge’s score cards. The decision did not go his way, but he has since re-tooled his training for another run at the title.

Aaron (9-5) has literally grown up in the promotion as he made his professional debut all the way back at RFA 33. That night he fought eventual LFA title challenger Jacob Rosales in a “Fight of the Year” nominated fight that became an instant classic on YouTube. The 27-year-old known as “The Spaniard”, who used to call Spain home, would forge a career and reputation reminiscent of his pro debut. That would be the reputation of a fearless fighter that will keep the fans on their feet from bell to bell. One of the people that Aaron kept on his feet was UFC President Dana White in just his second pro fight at RFA 38. Now the consummate crowd-pleaser meets a man who brings an equal amount of excitement to his fights, which will give southern California the fight they have been wanting for years.

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

Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Arthur Estrázulas (12-5) vs. Tommy Aaron (9-5)

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. Jena Bishop (1-0)

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