.@LFAfighting set to go International in July with two events in Brazil!— LFA (@LFAfighting) June 16, 2021
: https://t.co/gqOUXojn4L#LFA111 on Friday, July 16#LFA112 on Sunday, July 18#UpperArena#RioDeJaneiro, #Brazil#MMA#LFANation@UFCFightPass pic.twitter.com/rzuspcesTb
The Legacy Fighting Alliance is leaving the United States in search of Order and Progress.
On Wednesday, the organization announced via press release that it would go international for the first time with a pair of shows in Brazil. The Las Vegas-based promotion plants its flag in the Federative Republic of Brazil with LFA 111 and LFA 112, which will both go down at the Upper Arena in Rio de Janeiro. LFA 111 will take place on July 16, while LFA 112 will go on a couple days later on July 18. The promotion has yet to announce any official matchups for the Brazilian cards, but they will be available to watch on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on their respective nights.
“We are excited to finally bring the LFA to Brazil,” LFA CEO Ed Soares stated. “Brazil is the birthplace of modern-day MMA and has produced many of the most legendary fighters, coaches and fight teams in the sport. The incredible fight fans in Brazil have been supporting and watching LFA events for years on Canal Combate, so it made perfect sense to bring the LFA to Brazil. As the premier developmental organization in the world, we will now be able to develop Brazilian talent on their home soil.”
The upcoming LFA 110 event on July 2 is headlined by a light heavyweight championship scrap between Joshua Silveira (5-0) and Jesse Murray (8-3) for the vacant belt. In the co-main event, Charles Johnson (8-2) will square off with Yuma Horiuchi (8-3) for the interim flyweight strap.
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