LFA brings the Featherweight Championship to Denver at LFA 133

May 3, 2022 12:05 pm.









LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Colorado next month. LFA 133 will feature a featherweight world title fight when the promotion heads to the “Mile High City” of Denver. The winner will become the sixth 145-pound champion in LFA history. This will be the ninth LFA event to take place in the state of Colorado. RFA hosted eight events in the “Centennial State” before the merger of RFA and Legacy FC that created LFA.

LFA 133: Stack vs. Delano takes place Friday, June 3rd at the Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The main event will feature a featherweight title fight between top American prospect Michael Stack and top Brazilian prospect José Delano. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Tickets for LFA 133: Stack vs. Delano are on sale NOW at DenverPioneers.com. VIP Packages can be reserved by calling 303-521-0966.

“We are excited to bring the featherweight championship to Colorado next month,” stated Soares. “Michael Stack has grown up inside our Octagon and is one of Colorado’s most exciting homegrown talents. He will face José Delano, who is currently one of Brazil’s most promising 145-pound fighters. The winner will become the sixth featherweight champion in LFA history. The previous five champions Kevin Aguilar, Thanh Le, Damon Jackson, Justin Gonzales, and Bruno Souza were all signed by the UFC, Bellator, and ONE.”

Stack (7-1) is a man that signed with the LFA shortly after his 25th birthday. The 27-year-old Colorado native has since spent the past two and a half years honing his skills inside the LFA Octagon. In that time, Stack has stayed busy compiling four wins with his lone setback coming against Kai Kamaka III in a fight that earned them a nominee for the LFA Fans’ Choice Awards: Fight of the Year in 2020. The Colorado State University graduate had an even more impressive year in 2021, picking up a pair of wins against Tongan prospect Jordan Mapa and BJJ black belt Jackson Filho that earned him a nominee for the LFA Fans’ Choice Awards: Male Fighter of the Year in 2021. The Trials MMA product started 2022 with a win over Caio Gregório and now looks to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Justin Gonzales, who won the LFA featherweight title in 2020. Stack will have his chance to keep the belt in the state at LFA 133.

Delano (10-2) is a man looking to finish a job he started in March. The Brazilian was busy training for his LFA debut at LFA 126, where he was set to face top undefeated prospect Gabriel Braga to kick off the main card. However, when Rafael Barbosa withdrew from the title fight during Fight Week, Delano jumped at the opportunity to fight for the LFA featherweight title in the main event. Unfortunately, Delano missed the mark at the weigh-in by two pounds and was not eligible to win the title against Jonas Bilharinho the next night. The 25-year-old did not let that distract him from the task at hand and went on to defeat the highly-touted Bilharinho via Unanimous Decision. Now the talented Brazilian Top Team (BTT) product, who is a protégé of former UFC champion and MMA legend Murilo Bustamante, looks to finish the task by bringing home the LFA featherweight title in his international debut when he faces Stack at LFA 133.

Currently Announced Fight Card:

Main Event | Featherweight Title Bout (145 lb)

  • Michael Stack (7-1) vs. José Delano (10-2)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Josiah Reyes (3-0) vs. Bayanduuren Gantumur (2-1)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • JaCobi Jones (4-1) vs. Riley Wiseman (2-0)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Jasmine Valdez-Montoya (0-0) vs. Taisha Gandy (0-1)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Miguel Perez (0-0) vs. Mike Mazariego (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 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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The Imperial Family Companies maintain 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.

The home of champions, Magness Arena is a multi-use venue within the Ritchie Center. Magness Arena is used primarily for ice, court and stage events and is available for sporting events, concerts, graduations, banquets, trade shows and more. The arena is named after cable television pioneer Bob Magness, who donated $10 million towards construction costs. It features padded individual seating, two members-only club seating areas, a four-sided video scoreboard, and a concourse with glassed-in views of the adjoining Hamilton Gymnasium and El Pomar Natatorium. The arena can be identified around the city by the attached 215-foot-tall, gold-spired Williams Tower, which contains a 65-bell carillon. For More info visit the venue official website.


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This post was written by Ryan Bevins