The Future Is Now
News broke in September that top regional MMA promotions, Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance, would merge to form one company, Legacy Fighting Alliance. With Legacy president Mick Maynard signing with the UFC to become the VP of Talent Relations, there was no other choice than to make Ed Soares CEO of the company.
LFA 1 takes place January 13 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory. The headlining fight will be a bantamweight title unification bout between Legacy Champion Steven Peterson, and RFA Champion Leandro Higo.
“I’m excited to kick off 2017 with the inaugural LFA event in Texas”, stated Ed Soares in a press release. “Legacy FC and RFA have helped launch the careers of over 100 fighters that have reached the UFC. On Friday, January 13th, the two promotions merge to form the leading developmental organization in MMA. In the main event of LFA 1, we will crown our first LFA champion with a bantamweight title unification bout between Legacy FC champion Steven “Ocho” Peterson and RFA champion Leandro “Pitbull” Higo.”
Former Legacy FC President Mick Maynard shared similar sentiments to those of RFA President Ed Soares about the merger of their two promotions heading into the debut event of LFA.
“I am extremely excited to see this historic first event of the world’s largest and premier developmental league for MMA,” stated Maynard. “Our very first LFA unification bout features two bantamweight title holders that haven’t lost in 4-5 years and they have very aggressive submission games. Both are young, exciting prospects, and a perfect representation of LFA.”
The full LFA 1 fight card and further information regarding this event will be announced soon. Stay tuned to MikeTheTruth.com for more details.