Legacy Fighting Alliance has announced that a new welterweight champion will be crowned when the promotion heads to Atlanta for the first time in July.
LFA 71 will take place at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Ga, on Friday, July 12. The event will be headlined with Jason Jackson facing Brazilian prospect Junior Marques for the vacant welterweight championship.
Jackson (9-3) is a TUF 21 alum and a top MMA prospect out of Florida. Currently, on a 2-fight winning streak and 5-1 in his last 6 fights, he looks toward adding another title to his collection, as well as a potential call up to the UFC. Jackson’s most recent win was a submission victory over Scott Futrell at LFA 64
Marques (9-1) is a top welterweight prospect out of Brazil. The 25-year-old Imperio Fight Team (IFTeam) product has won titles in both MMA and Muay Thai since making his pro debut in 2014. With an 89% finishing rate, the man known as “Juninho” looks to win his first world title at LFA 71.
Check out the announced main card below. The main card will be televised live on AXS TV starting at 8 pm CT.
Fight Card (Subject to Change):
Main Card (AXS TV)
170 Title – Jason Jackson (9-3) vs Junior Marques (9-1)
155 – Omar Morales (7-0) vs Robert Hale (6-4)
135 – Devante Sewell (7-3) vs Ary Farias (7-2)