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LFA Heads To Utah For The First Time With A Featherweight Showdown - The Official Website of Mike "The Truth" Jackson

LFA Heads To Utah For The First Time With A Featherweight Showdown

Legacy Fighting Alliance will make its first trip to Utah in May. LFA 66 takes place at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah on May 10, and will be headlined with a featherweight fight between UFC veteran Tyler Diamond faces undefeated prospect, Jon Neal.

Diamond (9-1) will make his LFA debut fresh off an impressive run on The Ultimate Fighter 27. The 28-year-old Team Alpha Male product submitted LFA standout Dulani Perry in the quarter-finals of the tournament, which featured an entire cast of undefeated fighters. Diamond would bow out of the tournament in the semi-finals, but returned for the TUF 27 Finale. Diamond fought former RFA/Legacy fighter Bryce Mitchell in a three-round war, but came up short when the judges awarded Mitchell a narrow Majority Decision. Now, the former NCAA Division I wrestler is looking to rebound from his first career loss with an impressive LFA debut on May 10.

Neal (10-0) is a top prospect from the state of Utah. The 30-year-old Ogden native has run over the competition inside the “Beehive State” for over a decade. His LFA debut will come exactly eleven years after he made his professional MMA debut. Over the years, Neal has won regional titles in the state in multiple divisions, while picking up notable wins over Showdown Fights veteran Scott Casey and RFA veteran Jordan Clements. The One Hit MMA product has emerged from a decade-plus of wars with an unblemished record and an unquestioned claim to the throne atop Utah’s rugged MMA scene. Now, the Aldo Oreggia protege is looking to announce his arrival to the global MMA scene with his national television debut at LFA 66.

Check out the announced card below.

Fight Card (Subject to Change):
Main Card (AXS TV)
145 – Jon Neal (10-0) vs Tyler Diamond (9-1)

155 – Emilio Trevino (4-0) vs Joe Rodriguez (8-5)

155 – Thiago Alves (12-5) vs Bobby King (6-2)

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