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Monday, Jul 16, 2018

LFA Returns to Dallas With Interim Featherweight Title Bout

By Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will crown an interim featherweight champion when the promotion returns to Dallas in August.

The main event of LFA 47 will feature an interim featherweight title bout when former LFA featherweight title challenger Damon “The Leech” Jackson battles fellow top contender “Nasty” Nate Jennerman. LFA 47 – Jackson vs. Jennerman takes place this Friday, August 10th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“LFA featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar recently got the opportunity to compete for a UFC contract,” stated Soares. “Damon Jackson and Nate Jennerman are the two winningest featherweights in LFA history. They will compete for the LFA interim featherweight title on August 10th. LFA started at The Bomb Factory at LFA 1 by unifying the Legacy FC and RFA bantamweight titles. In May, we unified our featherweight title in the same venue. Now we will continue our exciting history in Dallas at LFA 47.”

Tickets for LFA 47 – Jackson vs. Jennerman are available for purchase NOW at TheBombFactory.com.

Jackson (15-2-1) heads into this title fight looking to capture LFA gold that eluded him the first time he competed for it at LFA 4. The former Legacy FC featherweight champion and three-time UFC veteran came up short against Kevin Aguilar that night, but has since strung together four consecutive submission victories inside the LFA Octagon. The NAIA All-American wrestler currently has the most wins in LFA history (5 wins) and will look to continue his dominance and position himself for one of two preferred outcomes with a title win at LFA 47. That would be either a rematch with Aguilar or a return trip to the UFC.

Jennerman (12-3) is the only man to experience a similar level of success as Jackson since the merger of Legacy FC and RFA created LFA in January 2017. The Roufusport product is currently tied with LFA flyweight champion Maikel Perez for second most wins in LFA history (4 wins) and will look to tie the promotion’s wins leader Jackson by defeating the man himself. If “Nasty Nate” wins by submission, he will also tie Jackson’s record for most submission wins in LFA history (5 submission wins). More importantly, Jennerman will capture prestigious LFA championship gold against his toughest opponent to date.

Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):

Main Event | Interim Featherweight Title Bout (145 lb)

– Damon Jackson (15-2-1) vs. Nate Jennerman (12-3)

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

– Levi Mowles (9-3) vs. Charles Cheeks III (13-6)

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

– Evan Cutts (9-3) vs. William “Patolino” Macario (9-3)

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

– Sean Spencer (12-6) vs. Bilal Williams (8-6)

Welterweight Bout (170 lb)

– Ramiz Brahimaj (6-1) vs. Justin Patterson (10-4)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

– Valerie Soto (0-0) vs. Cristina Crist

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

– Austin Lingo (4-0) vs. Eddie Brown (4-1)

LFA 47 will be the sixth LFA event to take place in the City of Dallas. It will also be the twelfth time that LFA has traveled to “The Lone Star State” of Texas. The entire main card of LFA 47 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 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.

In 2017 RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 130 athletes to reach the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.  In May of 2018 the promotion joined the London Trust Media Holdings group of companies.


posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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