Legacy Fighting Alliance Postpones Two October Events While Seeking New Broadcast Partner

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 25, 2019
While this Friday’s Legacy Fighting Alliance event will move forward as planned, the promotion’s October schedule is on hold until it can find a new broadcast partner.

Earlier this month, AXS TV announced it was ending its broadcast deal with LFA after 77 events and 32 months on the network. As a result, LFA 76, which took place on Sept. 13 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan., was the promotion’s final event on AXS TV.

LFA 78, scheduled for the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., on Oct. 4 and LFA 79, set for Oct. 11 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, Calif., will be moved to a later date. Meanwhile, LFA 77 will not air live anywhere, but the fights will be recorded to be shown at a later date. LFA 77 takes place at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. And is headlined by a heavyweight title clash between Daniel James and Brett Martin.

"Anthem Sports & Entertainment recently acquired a majority interest in AXS TV, at which point LFA was advised that AXS TV would be discontinuing its live televised programming of LFA" stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. "As a result, we are in the process of seeking a new broadcasting partner. Once our new broadcasting deal is finalized, we will continue developing the next generation of MMA stars in front of a large televised audience.

“In the meantime, we are excited to be doing just that on Friday, when we bring the LFA Heavyweight Tournament Final to Minnesota. Daniel James and Brett Martin advanced to the final of our four-man heavyweight tournament and will face each other with the title on the line at LFA 77. The fights on Friday will be recorded for broadcast at a later date. LFA 78 in Colorado and LFA 79 in California will also be postponed until a later date. Those dates will be released in conjunction with the announcement of an exciting new broadcasting deal."

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