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Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018

LFA 33 to Feature Jaleel Willis vs Kyle Stewart

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HOUSTON, Texas — Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) officials announced the promotion will return to Dallas for LFA 33.

The main event of LFA 33 will feature a pair of undefeated welterweights looking to give their opponent the first loss in their professional career. LFA 33 will take place live on AXS TV on February 16th in Dallas, TX.

Tickets for LFA 33 – Willis vs. Stewart are available for purchase NOW at- LFA33 Tickets

Willis (8-0) was supposed to make his LFA debut at LFA 28 against Evan Cutts, until Cutts was injured in training. Now the Memphis native gets his opportunity to prove he belongs in the LFA ranks and to continue his unbeaten streak. Standing in his way is former Marine Kyle Stewart (9-0). Training at Arizona Combat Sports along with LFA veteran Matthew Frincu, Stewart has compiled an unbeaten streak that includes 6 finishes in the first round, including a submission win in his LFA debut at LFA 11 against Ty Freeman. Most recently, Stewart won by TKO on Dana White’s Contender Series.

The co-main event features UFC veteran and former LFC featherweight champion Damon “The Leech” Jackson taking on Corpus Christi’s Chris “The Enigma” Pecero”.

Jackson (13-2-1) was last seen in the LFA cage submitting Luis Luna in the first round, and has submitted 3 of his 4 LFA opponents. After competing mostly at featherweight, Jackson returns to the lightweight division to take on RFA and LFC veteran Chris Pecero (14-7). “The Enigma” Pecero looks to put on a show, with 11 of his wins coming by stoppages. With this bout being in Jackson’s hometown, Pecero will look to play spoiler.

Also on the card former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy (2-0) will take on Ryan Chester (2-1) in an amateur HWY bout. Hardy was a Pro Bowler for the Carolina Panthers and led the Cowboys in 2015 in QB pressures.

Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 8 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

– Jaleel Willis (8-0) vs. Kyle Stewart (9-0)

Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

– Damon Jackson (13-2-1) vs. Chris Pecero (14-7)

Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

– Maycee Barber (2-0) vs. Katherine Roy (2-1)

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

– Bilal Williams (8-5) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (5-0)

Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lb)

– Brice Ritani-Coe (4-4) vs. Alonzo Menifield (5-0)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

– Isaiah Gutierrez (4-0) vs. Kevin Wirth (4-0)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

– Fernando Salas (5-1) vs. Nathan Trepagnier (4-3)

In September 2016, Legacy FC and RFA officials announced that they would be merging to form the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) starting in January 2017. RFA and Legacy FC have launched the careers of over 150 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.

LFA 30 will serve as the second LFA event to take place in the state of California after the merger. RFA hosted eight events inside “The Golden State” before the merger. The entire main card of LFA 30 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Please visit LFAfighting.com for bout updates and information. LFA is on Facebook at Legacy Fighting Alliance. LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and Twitter at @LFAfighting.


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