FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
LFA 122: JOHNSON vs. MOTA
CHARLES “INNER G” JOHNSON
CARLOS “TIZIL” MOTA
FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
THE FACTORY AT THE DISTRICT
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT LFATIX.COM
ST. LOUIS, MO – On Thursday, January 20th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 122: Johnson vs. Mota from the DoubleTree by Hilton in Chesterfield, Missouri. The main event will feature a flyweight world title fight when LFA champion Charles “Inner G” Johnson (10-2) defends his title against top undefeated contender Carlos “Tizil” Mota (6-0).
LFA 122 will feature veteran MMA commentator Ron Kruck, who will be joined in the booth by former UFC star and Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. They will call the action live inside The Factory at the District in St. Louis, Missouri. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Every fighter, except Brant Moore and Gláucio Eliziário, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Moore and Eliziário will now forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents Arthur Estrázulas and Will Starks respectively. LFA 122 will proceed with ten bouts, which includes the flyweight title fight at the top of the card.
The featherweight bout between A.J. Cunningham and Fred Freeman was removed from the card. This happened when Freeman withdrew from the bout on the morning of the weigh-in due to illness.
LFA 122 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC Fight Pass):
Main Event | Flyweight World Title Bout (125 lb)
Charles Johnson (124.6) vs. Carlos Mota (123.8)
Co-Main Event | Catchweight Bout (165 lb)
Arthur Estrázulas (164) vs. Brant Moore*** (166.4)
***Bout will continue and Moore will pay a penalty to Estrázulas.
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Will Starks (156) vs. Gláucio Eliziário*** (159.8)
***Bout will continue and Eliziário will pay a penalty to Starks.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Jeremiah Curtright (171) vs. Sarek Shields (170.2)
Catchweight Bout (130 lb)
Dan Moriarty (130.2) vs. Jett Shell (130.2)
Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Brittney Cloudy (138.8) vs. Annette Nichols (139.6)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Elmar Umarov (169.8) vs. Turner Williams (170.8)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Will Monroe (245.6) vs. Avery Wilson (256.2)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Jacob Highly (170.6) vs. Arvin Mills (171)
Catchweight Bout (150 lb)
Jared Medley (148.4) vs. Zac Moore (147.6)
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 260 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.
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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 THE FACTORY AT THE DISTRICT:
A brand-new music club built on a foundation of solid rock and roll. The first built from-the-ground-up performance venue in the Midwest in over twenty years. 52,000 square feet constructed specially for live events with every detail designed for the performers and the audience. Located in St. Louis’ upscale community of Chesterfield, The Factory is one of the anchors in the new entertainment complex – The District. The Factory is surrounded by restaurants, shops and entertainment options designed to appeal to everyone. Visit TheFactorySTL.com for more information.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins