LFA 17 Weigh-in Results: Thiago Moises, Robert Watley Cleared for Title Tilt

By Mike Sloan Jul 20, 2017
Houston-based Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to take full control of Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday night as the promotion’s inaugural lightweight champion will be crowned. Thiago Moises will lock horns with Robert Watley for the crown and at Thursday’s official weigh-ins, the combatants came in on target.

Watley, a former Shogun Fights lightweight titlist, has won seven in a row, with four of them coming via knockout or submission. “Contact” tipped the scale exactly at the division’s limit of 155 pounds. Moises, who has won his last four, is the last-ever 155-pound champ for the now-defunct Resurrection Fighting Alliance. The Brazilian was a few ounces heavier on the scale at 154.4 pounds.

The LFA 17 co-feature will see Keith Richardson take on Tony Gravely in a 140-pound catchweight battle. Richardson, from Team Alpha Male, took the fight on two days’ notice when Dylan Cala pulled out and came in at 140 pounds. Gravely, meanwhile, checked in at 139.8 pounds.

The anticipated brawl between Alexa Conners and Talita de Oliveira was scratched in the hours before the weigh-ins due to Conners having a difficult weight cut. The women didn’t weigh in as Conners fell ill and had to withdraw from the bout.

LFA 17 will be televised live on AXS TV Friday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

RFA 17 Weigh-in Results:

Thiago Moises (154.4) vs. Robert Watley (155)
Keith Richardson (140) vs. Tony Gravely (139.8)
Mike Stevens (162) vs. Hugo Prada (160.2)
Chandler Cole (264.6) vs. Tebaris Gordon (263.8)
Shelton Sales (145.4) vs. John Sweeney (142.2)
Nick Rodrigues (155.2) vs. Ryan Jett (155.6)
Harold Hubbard (187) vs. Kenneth Chase Gamble (185.2)

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