[Source: LFA Public Relations Team]
LFA FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
LFA INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
LFA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE UNIFICATION BOUT
FRIDAY, MAY 25th LIVE on AXS TV
THE BOMB FACTORY in DALLAS, TEXAS
Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 16th at 10:00 am c.s.t.through TheBombFactory.com
HOUSTON, Texas - Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will unify its featherweight title when the promotion returns to Dallas at the end of May.
The main event of LFA 40 will feature a featherweight title unification bout when LFA featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar battles LFA interim featherweight champion Thanh Le. LFA 40 - Aguilar vs. Le takes place this Friday, May 25th at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
"LFA featherweight champion Kevin Aguilar and LFA interim featherweight champion Thanh Le are the top two 145-pound prospects in the world," stated Soares. "They will now fight to unify the title and become the undisputed top featherweight prospect in the world on May 25th. LFA started at The Bomb Factory at LFA 1 by unifying the Legacy FC and RFA bantamweight titles. We will now continue our exciting history in Dallas at LFA 40."
Aguilar (13-1) has been considered one of the top prospects in MMA for years. The final Legacy FC featherweight champion continued to strengthen his case as the crème de la crème in the featherweight division by winning the inaugural LFAfeatherweight title with a vicious highlight reel knockout at LFA 4. The win came against UFC vet and former Legacy FC featherweight champion Damon Jackson. The bout was a long-awaited showdown between the bitter rivals and Aguilar ended the contest in emphatic fashion. Aguilar then successfully defended his title against grappling ace Justin Rader at LFA 18. Aguilar cruised to a Unanimous Decision victory, but he injured his hand in the process. The injury has kept him out of action since last summer, but the proud Texan known as "The Angel of Death" is back and eager to unify his title in his home state at LFA 40.
Le (8-1) came to LFA last year with the reputation of being one of the flashiest and most lethal strikers in the sport. He gained this distinction with a highlight reel knockout on the twenty-second season of the UFC's hit reality television show The Ultimate Fighter. Le quickly showed LFA fans that the hype was real, when he laid waist to longtime Legacy FC vet Alex Black, less than two minutes into his LFA debut at LFA 3. The sniper then recorded another knockout over LFA 2 headliner Lazar Stojadinovic in a bout that was featured on the second episode of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. Le would then record his eighth professional win with a knockout of former RFA title challenger Bobby Moffett in the main event of LFA 31 earlier this year. The win earned Le the LFA interim featherweight title, which became available while Aguilar was on the mend.
Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Featherweight Title Bout (145 lb)
- Kevin Aguilar (13-1) vs. Thanh Le (8-1)
Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Damon Jackson (14-2-1) vs. Jeremy Spoon (23-1)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Levi Mowles (8-3) vs. Rey Trujillo (24-20)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Miles Johns (6-0) vs. TBD
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
- Ramiz Brahimaj (6-0) vs. Evan Cutts (8-3)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Austin Lingo (3-0) vs. TBD
Women's Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Hailey Cowan (0-0) vs. Victoria Leonardo Mason (0-0)
In September 2016, Legacy FC and RFA officials announced that they would be merging to form the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) starting in January 2017. Legacy FC and RFA have launched the careers of over 130 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.
LFA 40 will be the fifth LFA event to take place in the City of Dallas. It will also be the tenth time that LFA has traveled to "The Lone Star State" of Texas. Further information about LFA 40 will be announced soon. The entire main card of LFA 40 will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. LFA can be seen live in over 48 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Houston, TX, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).
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