FRIDAY, APRIL 8
LFA 128: McKENZIE vs. CLAY
LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Sioux Falls, South Dakota — On Thursday, April 7th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 128: McKenzie vs. Clay from the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The main event will feature a lightweight title fight between top contenders Aaron McKenzie (10-2-1) and Lucas “Cassius” Clay (8-1).
LFA 128 will feature veteran MMA commentator Ron Kruck, who will be joined in the booth by top-ranked UFC star and TUF 15 champion Michael “Maverick” Chiesa. They will call the action live inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Thad Jean, Andrew Triolo, and Jhellani Olton missed their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Jean and Triolo will now forfeit a portion of their purse to their opponents Shields and Triolo. Olton’s opponent Brett Bye declined the fight due to the Olton being 12-pounds over the weight limit. LFA 128 will proceed with nine bouts, which includes the lightweight title fight in the main event.
LFA 128 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Lightweight Title out (155 lb)
Aaron McKenzie (154.8) vs. Lucas Clay (155)
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Jimmy Lawson (264) vs. Marino Eatman (263)
Catchweight Bout (160 lb)
Devon Dixon (158.4) vs. Richie Miranda (157.4)
Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Bryce Meredith (138.6) vs. Jay Viola (139.2)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Mitch McKee (135.8) vs. Jalen Jackson (136)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Sarek Shields (170.2) vs. Thad Jean (171.8)***
Jean will pay penalty to Shields.
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Adamu Isah (135.8) vs. Andrew Triolo (137.8)***
Triolo will pay penalty to Isah.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Brett Bye (169.6) vs. Jhellani Olton (183)***
Bye declined the fight due to Olton being 12-pounds over the weight limit.
Women’s Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Cheyanne Bowers (135.8) vs. Kaeley Fenhaus (135.2)
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:
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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.
This post was written by Ryan Bevins