FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
LFA 140: MOTA vs. ABUEV
TOP BRAZILIAN PROSPECT
CARLOS “TIZIL” MOTA
TOP RUSSIAN PROSPECT
RIZVAN “PREDATOR” ABUEV
FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
4 BEARS CASINO & LODGE
NEW TOWN, NORTH DAKOTA
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT 4BEARSCASINO.COM
On Thursday, August 25th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 140: Mota vs. Abuev from the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, North Dakota. The main event will feature a flyweight world title fight between top Brazilian prospect Carlos “Tizil” Mota (7-1) and top Russian prospect Rizvan “Predator” Abuev (12-3).
LFA 140 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 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, North Dakota. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Every fighter, except Mairon Santos and Bahatebole Batebolati, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Santos and Batebolati will now forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents Dwight Joseph and Ryan Leininger. LFA 140 will proceed with eight bouts, which includes the flyweight world title fight in the main event.
LFA 140 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
Carlos Mota (125) vs. Rizvan Abuev (125)
Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Mairon Santos (148.6)*** vs. Dwight Joseph (144.6)
***Santos will pay a penalty to Joseph.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Ryan Leininger (170.6) vs. Bahatebole Batebolati (171.6)***
***Batebolati will pay a penalty to Leininger.
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Richie Miranda (155) vs. Elijah Harris (154.8)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Ray Waters (170.6) vs. Leivon Lewis (167)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Aupuni Pagaoa (125) vs. Dillion Cox (125.6)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Jon Knutson (185.8) vs. Wes Schultz (185.4)
Catchweight Bout (165 lb)
Carlos Trinidad (165.4) vs. D’Ante Arnett (165)
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 270 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.
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).
About UFC FIGHT PASS®:
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About IMPERIAL FAMILY COMPANIES:
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.
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