BRENDAN “ALL IN” ALLEN
ERYK “FRANKENSTEIN” ANDERS
MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
ROBERTO “LITTLE FURY” SANCHEZ
JEROME “RENEGADE” RIVERA
FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
THE PRO MMA DEBUT
FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd LIVE on AXS TV
ARENA THEATRE in HOUSTON, TEXAS
Tickets are on sale NOW through CombatTickets.com
HOUSTON, Texas – Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the LFA will return home to Houston with a Championship Doubleheader in June.
The main event of LFA 14 will feature a battle of blue chip middleweight prospects when Brendan “All In” Allen goes all in against Eryk “Frankenstein” Anders for the inaugural LFA middleweight title. In the co-headliner, undefeated flyweight phenoms Roberto “Little Fury” Sanchez and Jerome “Renegade” Rivera will battle for the inaugural LFA flyweight crown. LFA 14 – Allen vs. Anders takes place Friday, June 23rd at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“I am excited to bring two world title fights to Houston in June,” stated Soares. “Brendan Allen and Eryk Anders have proven to be two of the best prospects in the world and will fight for the inaugural LFA middleweight title. Then we have a battle of undefeated 125-pounders, when Roberto Sanchez and Jerome Rivera compete for the inaugural LFA flyweight title. These bouts guarantee the LFA will crown two great champions on June 23rd.”
Tickets for LFA 14 – Allen vs. Anders are available for purchase NOW at CombatTickets.com.
Allen (7-1) enters the inaugural LFA middleweight title fight riding the momentum of five straight victories. All of those wins have come via submission or TKO. The 21-year-old Louisianian has discovered a fearsome killer instinct inside of himself that has transformed his raw talent into a wicked fighting force. During the course of his current win streak, we have seen the Rich Clementi protégé lay waste to seasoned veterans and fellow prospects alike. Now Allen is looking for the most prestigious title of his young and promising career.
Anders (7-0) is no stranger to championships. He secured the fumble-forcing, game-winning sack for the University of Alabama in the 2009 NCAA Division I football national title game against the University of Texas. Since transitioning his his talents on the gridiron to skills inside the octagon, Anders has been unstoppable. The blue chip prospect has racked up seven wins in seven pro fights. Now the man known as “Frankenstein” looks to add another piece of hardware to his ever-growing trophy case when he fights for the inaugural LFA middleweight title.
The co-main event of LFA 14 will also feature the crowning of an LFA champion. The inaugural LFA flyweight title will be on the line when undefeated prospects Roberto “Little Fury” Sanchez battles Jerome “Renegade” Rivera.
Sanchez (6-0) rose to national prominence last year when he was the featured fighter on the fifth episode of UFC President Dana White’s hit reality show Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight. The former high school math teacher and full-time Actuary possesses elite level jiu-jitsu, which has allowed him to win five of his six fights via submission. After spending his entire career fighting for Legacy FC, “Little Fury” won his LFA debut in impressive fashion this past March in the main event of LFA 7. He now rides that momentum into his LFA title fight.
Rivera (7-0) is the man tasked with stopping Sanchez and he just so happens to be a man that is quite comfortable playing spoiler. “Renegade” just upset “The Upset King” Zac Riley last month at LFA 10 in Riley’s hometown of Pueblo, Colorado. The proud New Mexican now prepares to do the same as he heads to Sanchez’s hometown of Houston, Texas to fight for the inaugural LFA flyweight title. He will bring a similar skill set into this title fight as Sanchez, as he has also won the majority of his fights on the ground via submission.
LFA 14 will also feature the professional MMA debut of Colbey Northcutt (0-0). Colbey is the older sister of UFC star and Legacy FC great Sage Northcutt. The 24-year-old Northcutt possesses a similar fighting style to her younger brother as she has won world titles in both Sport Karate and Kickboxing. Northcutt also won the Legacy FC amateur women’s bantamweight title. She will face Coloradan fighter Courtney King (0-0), who will also be making her pro debut. They will meet on the main card of LFA 14, which will be televised live and worldwide.
Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Middleweight Title Bout (185 lb)
– Brendan Allen (7-1) vs. Eryk Anders (7-0)
Co-Main Event | Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
– Roberto Sanchez (6-0) vs. Jerome Rivera (7-0)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
– Charlie Ontiveros (8-5) vs. Jon Kirk (19-14)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
– Darryl Orr (4-1) vs. Noel Ligon (5-1)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Adrian Yanez (5-2) vs. Dulani Perry (3-0)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
– Colbey Northcutt (0-0) vs. Courtney King (0-0)
Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
– Itzel Esquivel (2-0) vs. Maycee Barber (0-0)
In September, 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. Legacy FC and RFA have launched the careers of over 100 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.
LFA 14 will serve as the fourth LFA event to take place in the state of Texas after the merger. LFA 14 will also be the second LFA event to take place in the LFA hometown of Houston. Further information about LFA 14 will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 14 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.
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. LFA can be seen live in over 48 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Houston, TX, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).
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