Legacy Fighting Alliance is returning to Dallas, Tx on March 6 for LFA 83. The event takes place at The Bomb Factory, and the main card will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 pm CST.
The LFA 83 main will feature a showdown between former LFA featherweight champion Damon Jackson and Mauro Chaulet. The co-main event will see Bellator veteran Justin Patterson face top undefeated prospect Matt Dixon in a welterweight fight.
Jackson (16-3-1) returns to the LFA Octagon looking to reassert his dominance in the division he used to rule over as featherweight champion. The former 145-pound kingpin of both LFA and Legacy FC vacated his LFA title last year to participate in a $1 million tournament on ESPN. While he did not capture that 7-figure payday, the 31-year-old did leave his hometown fans in Dallas longing to see “The Leech” drain the division once more with his signature suffocating grappling style. The NAIA All-American wrestler is currently tied with three other fighters for the most wins in LFA history (6 wins) and will look to stand alone atop that wins list with one more victory. That opportunity will come in the main event of LFA 83.
Chaulet (14-6) will also be looking to make a triumphant return to the LFA Octagon after making an impressive debut in the co-main event of LFA 75 in September. The dynamic Brazilian showcased his well-rounded skillset en route to upsetting the highly-touted Laotian prospect Samson Phommabout in Salt Lake City. The win came one week before his 31st birthday and put Chaulet in line for a marquee billing in his next appearance.
In the LFA 83 co-main event, battle-tested veteran Patterson (11-5) will lock horns with top undefeated prospect Dixon (8-0) in the latest iteration of The Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma. Patterson is one the most successful welterweights in the state of Texas, while Dixon has established himself as the top welterweight prospect in the state of Oklahoma. “The Tactician” has spent half his career fighting for Bellator before signing with LFA in late 2018, where he earned a notable win over top prospect Ramiz Brahimaj. Meanwhile, Dixon has decimated the competition in the Sooner State. “Magic” compiled a perfect amateur record before winning all eight of his fights as a professional.
The feature fight of the night will see one of MMA’s top women prospects make her bantamweight debut. The wildly popular “All Hail” Hailey Cowan (4-1) returns to action for the first time after a failed weight attempt left her hospitalized. Moving up a weight class, Cowen looks forward to the challenges ahead.
Check out the other announced cards, and stay tuned for card updates.
Fight Card (Subject to Change):
145 – Damon Jackson (16-3-1) vs Mauro Chaulet (14-6)
170 – Justin Patterson (11-5) vs Matt Dixon (8-0)
135 – Hailey Cowan (4-1) vs TBD
145 – TBA vs Emeka Ifekandu (6-3)
HVY – Vernon Lewis (7-4) vs Austen Lane (6-2)