LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA President Sven Bean announced today that the LFA has entered into event production agreements at venues in select markets across three midwestern states. The events dubbed “The LFA Midwest Tour” will start in April.
“I’m happy to announce that the LFA will produce three events in three states during the month of April. We are going to host events in South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota. The events will run back to back for 3 weeks straight, and we’re referring to it as our LFA Midwest Tour.” said Bean, who handles venue booking and scheduling for the LFA.
“We are kicking it off in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sanford Pentagon. We have a long history of amazing events there dating back to 2014. Sioux Falls and the Sanford Pentagon feel like a home away from home for us at this point. I’m excited to work with their team again and look forward to producing a successful event on April 8th,” stated Bean.
Sanford Sports Complex Director Brock Reynoldson echoed that sentiment:
“We are looking forward to the LFA returning to the Pentagon in April. The LFA team are awesome to work with and always produce a top-notch event. The promotion is very popular here in Sioux Falls and has created a loyal local fanbase. We expect another packed house on April 8th.”
Tickets for LFA 128 will go on sale March 8 at Ticketmaster.com and the Pentagon Box Office.
LFA 128 will be broadcast live at 6PM PST/9PM EST on UFC FIGHT PASS.
“The following week we will head to Minnesota for LFA 129 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on April 15th. This is another venue we have a long standing history with and some of the best events we have ever produced have been on this property. Jeremy Bjornberg was instrumental in creating the venue partnership, and we owe a lot of our success in the region to his efforts. We have a big show planned inside the showroom for stop number two on the tour,” Bean added.
“Working with LFA on events at Mystic Lake Casino has been awesome. They are the true development league in the sport and have created the reputation of being a ‘must see event’ in the region for MMA fans. I’m excited for what we have in store for them in April,” stated Jeremy Bjornberg of Sterling Entertainment Group.
Tickets for LFA 129 will go on sale 12:00 Noon, Friday, March 4 at Ticketmaster.com and the Mystic Lake Box Office.
LFA 129 will be broadcast live at 6PM PST/9PM EST on UFC FIGHT PASS.
“I am super excited to announce that we will conclude the LFA Midwest Tour by adding a new venue partner and another state to the list. We recently inked a multi-event agreement with the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town, North Dakota. The property is known for its state of the art event center, which has hosted national concert acts, rodeo, and televised pro boxing events. It is perfectly suited for the LFA product and I can’t wait to show the North Dakota fans what an LFA event is all about,” Bean continued.
“We are looking forward of course to the inaugural LFA event on Friday April 22nd but also glad to have two other MMA Fights booked with quality fighters and matchups for the fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023,” added Pat Packineau, C.O.O. of 4 Bears Casino.
Tickets for LFA 130 will go on sale at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 9th at 4BearsCasino.com and the 4 Bears Casino Box Office.
LFA 130 will be broadcast live at 6PM PST/9PM EST on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Look for LFA 128. 129 and 130 Main Event, Co Main Event and Key Match Up announcements from LFA C.E.O. Ed Soares in the coming days.
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 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).
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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 SANFORD PENTAGON:
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities-including high-definition video boards and executive suites-with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball. The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit SanfordPentagon.com.
About MYSTIC LAKE CASINO:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the premier gaming facility in the Midwest, continually creates new, fun and exciting entertainment experiences for its guests. Mystic Lake® offers gaming, three lively bars, exceptional dining at seven restaurants, headline performers, unique special events and luxurious accommodations. Located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis / St. Paul in Prior Lake. Please visit MysticLake.com for more information.
About 4 BEARS CASINO & LODGE:
4 Bears Casino, just west of New Town, ND, is North Dakota’s winning destination for gaming, live entertainment, dining, lodging and conventions. Located on beautiful Lake Sakakawea, 4 Bears offers marina and lake access. There’s ALWAYS something going on in our event center. Join us for rock, country and other great concerts, live boxing, shows, basketball and other sports games, live rodeo action and more! We offer a variety of accommodations to suit your stay, from hotel rooms at our lodge overlooking Lake Sakakawea to full-service RV hookups at our RV park to spacious lodging at our lakeside cabins. Whatever you choose, you’ll find comfortable, convenient accommodations at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge. Please visit 4BearsCasino.com for more information.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins