We got ourselves a #Middleweight Showdown in #SouthDakota tomorrow night at #LFA91! @ChidiBangNjoku (186)— LFA (@LFAfighting) September 11, 2020
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In what seems to be a theme this weekend across MMA cards, a fighter placed high on this Legacy Fighting Alliance event has missed weight.
This serves as a departure from the major circuit for Njokuani (18-7, 1 NC), who had competed inside the Bellator cage since 2015. While he faltered in his last two bouts in the promotion against Rafael Carvalho and John Salter, “Chidi Chidi Bang Bang” has won five of his last eight appearances. This serves as the middleweight’s LFA debut, and he will become one of a small number of fighters to compete for the LFA as well as its pre-merger organizations of Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship. Njokuani had no issue making weight and officially came in at 186 pounds.
This is the biggest fight in the career of Torres (15-10). The Paraguay native most recently picked up a TKO win over Askar Mozharov. “La Massacre” has fought twice under the LFA banner, knocking out Dashawn Boatwright and losing a decision to Mike Rhodes. Torres officially weighed 186.8 pounds for the headlining bout, which was .8 pounds over the limit. He has been fined a percentage of his purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled.
The main card of LFA 91 will air on UFC Fight Pass on Friday night starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The lone preliminary bout is going to be shown on the promotion's Facebook page at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
LFA 91 Weigh-in Results:Chidi Njokuani (186) vs. Cristhian Torres (186.8)*
Kyle Stewart (185) vs. Tim Caron (185.2)
Jamal Pogues (205.6) vs. Tim Hiley (204)
Hailey Cowan (136) vs. Kelly Clayton (135.2)
Nick Maximov (203) vs. Johnny James Jr. (204.8)
Nate Togbah Richardson (145.2) vs. Darius Estell (145.2)
Josh Quinlan (169) vs. Peter Keepers (170.8)
Keilen Fantroy (150.6) vs. Edwin Chavez (148.6)
* Torres missed weight by .8 pounds and has been fined a percentage of his purse.