TULSA, OKLAHOMA — Dodge Sports client and undefeated welterweight Hunter Colvin (2-0) has signed a multi-fight deal with the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). The Oklahoman will face fellow undefeated prospect Obinwa Ikebunna (2-0) at LFA 101: The Undefeated on March 12, to be broadcast exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Colvin, 25, earned his reputation as a blue-chip prospect thanks to his extensive competitive grappling experiences; the Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt has regularly appeared in such well-known promotions as the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI), Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground (SUG), Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds, and Fight to Win Pro while facing notable names such as Gabriel Gonzaga, Rafael Lovato Jr., Josh Hinger, Roberto Jimenez, and dozens of others.
As an MMA fighter, Colvin has been perfect through two professional fights, notching both of his victories in Oklahoma’s Xtreme Fighting Nation (XFN) promotion with impressive ground-and-pound strikes. He will realize an ambition of his when he steps inside the LFA cage, in his native Oklahoma, no less.
“Yeah, I was just super excited,” said Colvin. “You know, I’ve been watching LFA; a lot of UFC fighters have been LFA champions. When I signed with Dodge Sports, I signed with the intention of wanting to fight with LFA.”
Colvin will face a stiff test in Ikebunna, who fights out of McSweeney Martial Arts in Plano, Texas. An undefeated professional, Ikebunna added a sub-minute armbar submission to his record in his first LFA appearance in January.
“I didn’t know anything about him. I went and watched that LFA fight [of his]. He looks good: he looks like he’s got decent jiu jitsu on the ground and good striking. I’m just excited to get in there with him,” Colvin added.
While by no means looking past Ikebunna, Colvin has lofty goals for the remainder of 2021, both in the cage and on the mats.
“It’s looking like — we’re gonna see how this fight goes, of course — but we’ll have this one, we’ll have one in April, and we’ll have one over the summer. That’ll put me at about 5-0, and then after that, we’ll try to push to a bigger promotion and start to focus on those [Abu Dhabi Combat Club] ADCC Trials in November.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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