LAS VEGAS – LFA President Sven Bean recently announced that the LFA has entered into event production agreements at a new venue in Brazil for May. The announcement also included agreements in two of the promotion's top U.S.-based markets for June dates.
"I'm happy to announce that the LFA will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to produce an event in May," said Bean, who handles venue booking and scheduling for the LFA. "We will then take a few weeks off but return to two of our most successful markets for back-to-back events in June.
"In May, we head back to Brazil debuting at a new venue, Qualistage, contracted through our local team in Rio de Janiero. I am always excited when we have the ability to bring our product to a concert or music venue. Qualistage has hosted some of South America's biggest musical stars, but many international rock and pop acts, as well. Showrooms like that always have such a great energy, and I am looking forward to showcasing the LFA brand there on May 13."
"We are excited for the LFA team to return to Brazil in May," LFA Brazil director of live events Daniel Mauro added. "We have secured the date at Qualistage, a beautiful venue in Barra da Tijuca. Everything is in place for a great night of action and an amazing experience for the fans. Everyone from our invited VIP guests to the casual fan will be presented with a night to remember."
"After a short break, the LFA then returns to my home state of Colorado in June," Bean continued. "We will set up shop on the University of Denver campus, inside the legendary Magness Arena. Home to the nine-time national champion Denver Pioneers hockey team, this venue has also hosted multiple combat sporting events over the years including world championship boxing and GLORY championship kickboxing. It's been over two years since we've been able to bring the LFA back to my hometown, and I can't wait to show Denver what they have been missing."
Stu Halsall, COO, Division of Athletics and Recreation, University of Denver added:
"We are excited to have LFA coming to the Magness Arena at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. It will be our first show with them, but we already know the caliber of MMA bouts that they present. We expect an amazing night for all here at the Magness Arena.”
LFA 133 will be broadcast live at 10 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
"The following week, we head south to the Lone Star state of Texas to work with our amazing venue partners at the Bell County Expo Center," Bean concluded. "This will mark our fifth trip to the iconic dome-shaped venue in the heart of central Texas. What a great team to work with, and such a cool space to host an event. The local fans always show up ready to have a good time, and we will bring them a show to remember on June 10."
“The Bell County Expo looks forward to having the LFA back in June for another event," added Tim Stephens, Bell County Expo Center executive director. "Working with the LFA on the production of these events always leads to a very exciting and entertaining evening for the Central Texas area. We are pleased that the LFA considers us one of their top venues, and we are ready to get started in promoting another great, professionally produced, MMA sporting event.”
LFA 134 will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Look for LFA 132, 133 and 134 main Event, co-main event and key matchup announcements from LFA CEO Ed Soares in the coming days.