LFA starts the summer with #43 in Beaumont, Texas
LFA CEO Ed Soares announced recently that the promotion will kick off the 2018 summer season with a middleweight showdown between two former title challengers when the promotion heads to Beaumont, Texas at LFA 43.
The main event of LFA 43 will feature a middleweight showdown between two-time LFA title challenger Brendan ‘All In’ Allen and two-time Legacy FC title challenger Larry ‘Tae Kwon’ Crowe. LFA 43: Allen vs. Crowe takes place on Friday, June 22nd at the Beaumont Civic Center in Beaumont, Texas. The main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET.
“Brendan Allen and Larry Crowe have a well-documented history of being top contenders in our organization,” said Soares. “They have been two of our top middleweights for years, but somehow their paths have never crossed. Our fans will finally get to see them square off this summer when we head south to Beamount, Texas at LFA 43.”
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Allen (8-3) enters the LFA 43 headliner looking to reassert himself at the top of the LFA middleweight standings. The 22-year-old Louisianian is a two-time LFA middleweight title challenger and will be making his fifth appearance for LFA. He also competed twice for Legacy FC before the promotion merged with RFA to create LFA. Allen has gained valuable experience early in his career, which is now being cultivated along with his raw talent at Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The popular and talented southern submission specialist has built a reputation for being one of the most clinical finishers in the division. All eight of his victories have come via KO, TKO, or submission. The man known as ‘All In’ will now go all in as he looks for the biggest win of his career.
Crowe (10-6) returns to the LFA Octagon fresh off a win over LFA mainstay Bilal Williams in the co-main event of LFA 26. The 34-year-old Texan is a two-time Legacy FC middleweight title challenger and one of the longest tenured fighters in Legacy FC history. Crowe made his debut for Legacy FC in his second professional fight in July 2010. That bout occurred at the third-ever Legacy FC event. In many ways, Crowe and Legacy FC grew up together. The man known as “Tae Kown” Crowe grew into one of the promotion’s most revered fighters, while Legacy FC grew into one of the top two developmental organizations in the world. Now the Houston native will add his name to another piece of history as he looks to win the main event of LFA 43 in the promotion’s debut event in Beaumont.
Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
– Brendan Allen (8-3) vs. Larry Crowe (10-6)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
– Jake Heffernan (6-0) vs. Peter Stanonik (5-3)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
– Kolton Englund (5-2) vs. Juan Gonzalez (5-1)
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
– Cameron Graves (6-2) vs. Jordan Titoni (6-2)
Women’s Strawweight Bout ( 115 lb)
– Itzel Esquivel (2-2) vs. Desiree Yanez (1-0)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
– Jeremy Hardy (5-3) vs. Joel Moore (3-0)
Further information about LFA 43 will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 43 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
In 2017 RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 130 athletes to reach the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In May of 2018, the promotion joined the London Trust Media Holdings group of companies.