Legacy Fighting Alliance was slated to electrify Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday night with a stellar middleweight encounter as the headliner, but an injury to one fighter on the marquee has tossed the event into turmoil.
However, the promotion was able to make a few last-minute changes to salvage the LFA 11 lineup.
Middleweight contender Daniel Madrid, who has been on a six-fight winning streak, suffered an injury heading into his final days of pre-fight prep and had to be pulled from the card. Madrid’s opponent, Matthew Frincu, is a natural welterweight and will reportedly cut back down to his more comfortable 170 pounds and remain in the main event. Stepping in at the last minute to oppose Frincu is Maicon Mendonca.
Mendonca, who was also on a six-fight tear, was originally slated to face Frincu’s Arizona Combat Sports teammate Kyle Stewart, who will also partake in the card’s musical chairs. Stewart, an unbeaten prospect at 5-0, will now face Ty Freeman, who has gone 2-2 in his last four.
James Nakashima will remain on the bill to lock horns with LaRue Burley while Bruno da Silva will still take on Case Kenney. Remaining on the bill as well will be David Nuzzo fighting Sean O’Malley.
LFA 11 will begin its broadcast coverage on AXS TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.