As is only customary when two notable MMA promotions merge to form a new one, Legacy Fighting Alliance's fourth card will crown the company's first featherweight champion in a battle between two former promotional titlists.
LFA, the organization formed by the merging of Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance, will stage its fourth event on Feb. 17 at the Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino in Bossier City, La., headlined by final RFA 145-pound champion Raoni Barcelos facing Legacy FC's last-ever featherweight champ Kevin Aguilar in a battle of once-beaten prospects (current odds).
The promotion announced the main event contest on Monday.
Since an April 2014 knockout loss to Mark Dickman at RFA 14, the 29-year-old Barcelos has been sterling, winning four straight inside the promotion. After winning a five-round unanimous verdict over Ricky Musgrave to take the title in August 2015, the Brazilian turned in successful title defenses over Bobby Moffett via unanimous decision and Dan Moret via knockout at RFA 45 this past October.
Longview, Texas' Aguilar was knocked out in under three minutes by Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Leonard Garcia in December 2013, but has been flawless since, stopping Alex Black and David Bosnick in 2015 before earning a five-round split decision over Tony Kelley at Legacy FC 57 in July to take the 145-pound crown.
LFA 4's main card will air live on AXS TV.