LFA brings the Middleweight Championship to southern California at LFA 127

March 4, 2022 9:55 am.








LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to California later this month. The main event of LFA 127 will feature a middleweight world title fight between two of the sport’s most exciting prospects. LFA 127 will be the twelfth LFA event to take place in the state, while the main event will crown the eighth 185-pound champion in LFA history.

LFA 127 takes place Friday, March 25th at The Commerce Casino & Hotel in Commerce, California. The main event will feature a middleweight title fight between knockout artist Ozzy Diaz and BJJ black belt Bruno Assis. 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. “Ozzy Diaz and Bruno Assis are two of the most exciting middleweight prospects on the planet. Diaz is a prolific knockout artist, while Assis is one of the most decorated grapplers in the sport. The world will be watching when we crown our next middleweight champion at LFA 127.”

Tickets for LFA 127: Diaz vs. Assis are available for purchase through LFAtix.com.

Diaz (6-1) is one of the most exciting middleweight prospects to come out of the MMA hotbed of southern California in recent years. The 31-year-old CMMA product has built his popularity on the strength of a fan-friendly fighting style that has never seen him go past the second round in any of his fights. The knockout artist’s reputation was on full display in his LFA debut when the Los Angeles native needed only 96-seconds to knockout the previously undefeated Logan Woods at LFA 94. The win earned Diaz a nominee for LFA Knockout of the Year in 2020. Then exactly one year later, he returned with another brutal knockout win. This time it came against former LFA title challenger Moses Murrietta. Now Diaz will have his own shot at the title and looks to win it in front of his home crowd at LFA 127.

Assis (12-5) is a three-sport black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Karate that trains at American Top Team (ATT) in south Florida alongside former LFA middleweight champion Josh Silveira as well as LFA middleweight tournament participant Bruno Oliveira. That will give the submission ace a wealth of knowledge to pull from as he gets ready for his own LFA middleweight title fight. The Brazilian dynamo first made a name for himself in MMA when he headlined the second-ever Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil in the summer of 2018. Most recently, Assis won his LFA debut in December. The win came against the previously undefeated Jalin Hill in the co-main event of LFA 120. The Brazilian dominated the fight with his grappling prowess to solidify his case for a shot at the title. He will get that at LFA 127.

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

Main Event | Middleweight Title Bout (185 lb)

  • Ozzy Diaz (6-1) vs. Bruno Assis (12-5)

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Chase Gibson (10-5) vs. Javier Garcia (8-4)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Tommy Aaron (9-6) vs. Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj (14-7)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

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

Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Sidney Trillo (2-0) vs TBD

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)

  • Arnold Jimenez (7-2) vs. Josh Wang Kim (4-0)

Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
-Giovanna Canuto (2-0) vs. Jasmine Pouncy (1-0)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
– Lisa Mauldin (4-2) vs. Whittany Pyles (2-4)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
-Steve Mora (1-0) vs. Aiden Ingram (0-0)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
-Riley Wiseman (1-0) vs Bryen Dao (0-0)

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 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.

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 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).

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