FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
LFA 117: DIAS vs. TANAKA
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
VISALIA CONVENTION CENTER
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT VISALIATIX.COM
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — On Thursday, November 4th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka from the Visalia Marriott in Visalia, California. The main event will feature a bantamweight showdown between international stars Ricardo Dias (10-4) and Michinori Tanaka (13-3).
LFA officials implemented strict health codes, safeguards, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols throughout the week. In accordance with these guidelines, one athlete competing at LFA 117 was not cleared for competition.
Every fighter made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. LFA 117 will proceed with nine bouts, which includes the bantamweight showdown in the main event.
LFA 117 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Ricardo Dias (135.4) vs. Michinori Tanaka (134.6)
Co-Main Event | Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Yuma Horiuchi (126) vs. Mark Climaco (125.8)
Catchweight Bout (160 lb)
Batsumberel Dagvadorj (160) vs. Emilio Williams (160)
Catchweight Bout (150 lb)
Robson Junior (150) vs. Hyder Amil (148.4)
Catchweight Bout (175 lb)
Christian Avalos (175) vs. Jeff Craig (173.4)
Catchweight Bout (175 lb)
Albert Gonzalez (173.8) vs. Dominic Sumner (174.6)
Catchweight Bout (130 lb)
Marcelino Silva (129) vs. Liovardo Garfias (129.2)
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Scott Hokit (156) vs. Raul Mendoza (148.6)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Ramon Juarez (169.6) vs. Xavier Chavez (169.2)
LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka takes place Friday, November 5th at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California.
The main event will feature a bantamweight showdown between Brazilian dynamo Ricardo Dias and Japanese UFC veteran Michinori Tanaka. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Tickets are on sale now at VISALIATIX.com.
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®. In 2021, the LFA expanded internationally by hosting multiple events in Brazil.
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 Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix , Denver, Dallas, and Minneapolis. 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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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 VISALIA CONVENTION CENTER:
The Visalia Convention Center offers more than 114,000 square feet of beautiful convention space, offering the best options for event planners of all backgrounds including a convenient location with diverse activities, affordable rates, and extraordinary personal service. In October 2020, the Visalia Convention Center announced that it was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council(R) (GBAC) Star accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. This announcement made the Visalia Convention Center the first convention center in the Central Valley of California to be industry-accredited in outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response. Visit visalia.city/depts/convention_center for more information.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins