AXS TV FIGHTS Kicks Off the New Year with Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Inaugural Event Tonight (1/13/2017)
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AXS TV FIGHTS KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH
LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE’S
INAUGURAL EVENT FRIDAY NIGHT
RFA Champion Leandro Higo and Legacy FC Champion Steven Peterson
Will Fight in the LFA Bantamweight Title Unification Bout
After Making Weight
Los Angeles – Jan. 13, 2017 – AXS TV FIGHTS presents a historic night for mixed martial arts tonight as two of the sport’s leading promotions, Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship, officially become one with the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) event. Broadcast live from The Bomb Factory in Dallas, AXS TV FIGHTS: LFA 1 also represents the network’s official time shift to an hour earlier, 9pE/6pP on Friday nights for its 45 scheduled events in 2017.
Following LFA 1’s weigh-in event last night, the inaugural bantamweight title unification bout between RFA champion Leandro Higo (16-2) and Legacy FC champion Steven Peterson (14-4) is official as both fighters came in one pound under the limit for the title fight (135 pounds).
Below you will find the official weigh in results and photos for tonight’s live broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 1. Also included below is the video highlights of the weigh in event, which highlights from the top bantamweights go from AXS TV Fights to the UFC. Also you will find the Fight of the Week video featuring headliner Steven Peterson’s thrilling bantamweight title fight from June. Here are the official weigh in results for tomorrow night’s live broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING ALLIANCE 1. Also included below is a supercut video of today’s weigh in event, highlights from the top bantamweights go from AXS TV Fights to the UFC, and our Fight of the Week video featuring tomorrow’s headliner Steven Peterson’s thrilling bantamweight title fight from June.
A highlight video of the weigh in event is available to embed via YouTube here:
In anticipation of tomorrow’s bantamweight unification fight, AXS TV FIGHTS looked back at the top 12 bantamweights to come from RFA and Legacy FC in this highlight video:
Also on YouTube, Peterson’s victorious title fight from Legacy FC 56 is AXS TV FIGHTS’ Fight of the Week:
AXS TV FIGHTS commentators UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello will call the action tonight joined by cageside reporter Ron Kruck. Highlights from the night will be available on YouTube following the conclusion of the event here on FightBookMMA.com.
The complete weigh-in results for AXS TV FIGHTS: LFA 1 are listed below, with each fighter’s record and official weight (in pounds) in parenthesis:
- Main Event – Inaugural Bantamweight Title Fight – Leandro Higo (16-2, 134) vs. Steven Peterson (14-4, 134)
- Co-Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Charles Cheeks III (11-5, 146.5) vs. Damon Jackson (10-1-1, 145)
- Bantamweight Fight – Ulyses Aguila (6-1, 134) vs. Eli Tamez (9-0, 135)
- Strawweight Fight – Cynthia Calvillo (2-0, 115) vs. Montana Stewart (6-3, 115)
- Catchweight Fight (130 pounds) – Cameron Miller (2-0, 129) vs. Oscar Ramirez (3-0, 129)
- Welterweight Fight – Armando Servin (4-4, 170) vs. Sean Holden (4-2, 168)
- Featherweight Fight – Jessie Vasquez (2-1, 144) vs. Rob Butler (1-0, 145)
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