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LFA 133 features featherweight title with Michael Stack vs. Jose Delano in Denver

Event streams live on UFC Fight pass on Friday, June 3, with vacant title on the line.
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LAS VEGAS — LFA CEO Ed Soares recently announced that the promotion will return to Colorado next month. 

LFA 133 will feature a featherweight world title fight when the promotion heads to the Mile High City of Denver. The winner will become the sixth 145-pound champion in LFA history. This will be the ninth LFA event to take place in the state of Colorado. RFA hosted eight events in the Centennial State before the merger of RFA and Legacy FC that created LFA.

"LFA 133: Stack vs. Delano" takes place Friday, June 3 at the Magness Arena at the University of Denver. The main event will feature a featherweight title fight between top American prospect Michael Stack and top Brazilian prospect Jose Delano. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 10 p.m. ET.

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"We are excited to bring the featherweight championship to Colorado next month," stated Soares. "Michael Stack has grown up inside our octagon and is one of Colorado's most exciting homegrown talents. He will face Jose Delano, who is currently one of Brazil's most promising 145-pound fighters. The winner will become the sixth featherweight champion in LFA history. The previous five champions Kevin Aguilar, Thanh Le, Damon Jackson, Justin Gonzales and Bruno Souza were all signed by the UFC, Bellator, and ONE."

Stack (7-1) is a man that signed with the LFA shortly after his 25th birthday. The 27-year-old Colorado native has since spent the past two and a half years honing his skills inside the LFA octagon. In that time, Stack has stayed busy compiling four wins with his lone setback coming against Kai Kamaka III in a fight that earned them a nominee for the LFA Fans' Choice Awards: Fight of the Year in 2020. 

The Colorado State University graduate had an even more impressive year in 2021, picking up a pair of wins against Tongan prospect Jordan Mapa and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Jackson Filho that earned him a nominee for the LFA Fans' Choice Awards: Male Fighter of the Year in 2021. The Trials MMA product started 2022 with a win over Caio Gregorio and now looks to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Justin Gonzales, who won the LFA featherweight title in 2020. Stack will have his chance to keep the belt in the state at LFA 133.

Delano (10-2) is a man looking to finish a job he started in March. The Brazilian was busy training for his LFA debut at LFA 126, where he was set to face top undefeated prospect Gabriel Braga to kick off the main card. However, when Rafael Barbosa withdrew from the title fight during fight week, Delano jumped at the opportunity to fight for the LFA featherweight title in the main event. Unfortunately, Delano missed the mark at the weigh-in by two pounds and was not eligible to win the title against Jonas Bilharinho the next night. 

The 25-year-old did not let that distract him from the task at hand and went on to defeat the highly-touted Bilharinho via unanimous decision. Now the talented Brazilian Top Team product, who is a protege of former UFC champion and MMA legend Murilo Bustamante, looks to finish the task by bringing home the LFA featherweight title in his international debut when he faces Stack at LFA 133.

The LFA 133 lineup includes:

  • Michael Stack vs. Jose Delano – for vacant featherweight title
  • JaCobi Jones vs. Riley Wiseman
  • Jasmine Valdez-Montoya vs. Taisha Gandy
  • Miguel Perez vs. Mike Mazariego