FRIDAY, MARCH 11
LFA 126: BILHARINHO vs. DELANO
FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — On Thursday, March 10th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 126: Bilharinho vs. Delano from the Complexo Ribalta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stacked fight card will showcase a championship doubleheader in the birthplace of modern day MMA.
The main event will feature a featherweight title fight between top prospects Jonas “Shiva” Bilharinho (9-1-1) and José “Zé” Delano (9-2). Then in the co-main event, top undefeated prospect Gabriel “Marretinha” Bonfim (11-0) faces regional kingpin Eduardo “Matrix” Garvon (13-3-1) for the welterweight title.
LFA 126 will feature veteran MMA commentator Ron Kruck, who will be joined in the booth by UFC Hall of Famer and MMA icon Antônio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Brazilian MMA analyst Max Soares. They will call the action live inside the Complexo Ribalta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
José Delano, Eduardo Garvon, Andrey Augusto, and Vandirson Alves missed their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. They will now forfeit a portion of their purse to their opponents. Delano and Garvon are also not eligible to win titles in their championship bouts. Their opponents, Jonas Bilharinho and Gabriel Bonfim respectively, are still eligible to win titles with a victory. LFA 126 will proceed with twelve bouts, which includes the championship doubleheader at the top of the card.
LFA 126 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Featherweight Title Bout (145 lb)
Jonas Bilharinho (144) vs. José Delano (147)***
Delano will pay penalty to Bilharinho. Only Bilharinho iseligible to win title.
Co-Main Event | Welterweight Title Bout (170 lb)
Gabriel Bonfim (168.8) vs. Eduardo Garvon (175.8)***
Garvon will pay penalty to Bonfim. Only Bonfim is eligible to win title.
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Andrey Augusto (159.6)***
Augusto will pay penalty to Bonfim.
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Andre Vieira (258.4) vs. Eduardo Neves (263)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Tamires Vidal (136) vs. Queila Braga (134.8)
Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)
Rodolfo Bellato (204.8) vs. Thiago Vieira (203.6)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Gabriel Braga (144.6) vs. Rogerio Furtado (144.4)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Inaildo Santos (125) vs. Mateus Brauns (126)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Lucas Fernando (184) vs. Rodrigo Lima (184.2)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Vandirson Alves (172.6)*** vs. Gabriel Costa (169.8)
Alves will pay penalty to Costa.
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Lincon Santos (126) vs. Marciano Ferreira (125.8)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Hyago Silva (242.4) vs. Matusalem dos Santos (262.6)
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 COMPLEXO RIBALTA:
With a hall of 3,000 meters of floor space, a full stage and parking with capacity for 600 cars, our mission is to provide the best in event venues in Rio de Janeiro. Our space allows us to accommodate up to 3,000 people in different formats such as: auditorium, round tables and exhibition fairs with up to 90 stands. The perfect space for holding events, whether corporate, concerts, shows and even special events. For more info visit ribalta.com.br.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins