LAS VEGAS, Nevada — On Thursday, March 18th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 102: Souza vs. Johns from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
The main event will feature a featherweight showdown between Machida Karate black belt Bruno “The Tiger” Souza (8-1) and Elijah “Baby” Johns (7-1). Johns is the younger brother of UFC star and former LFA bantamweight champion Miles Johns.
The co-main event will feature the second semi-final bout of the LFA Middleweight Tournament. The bout features an explosive matchup between Dana White’s Contender Series alumni Gregory “RoboCop” Rodrigues (7-3) and Al “Sweetness” Matavao (8-3). The winner will face Josh Fremd in the LFA Middleweight Tournament Finale with the LFA middleweight title on the line.
LFA 102 will take place inside the Grand Event Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, which is an exurb of Oklahoma City. The main card will be available tomorrow night LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
LFA officials implemented strict health codes, safeguards, and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols throughout the week. In accordance with these guidelines, every athlete competing at LFA 102 has tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
All, but four fighters, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Bruno Souza, Gregory Rodrigues, Jimmy Meza, and Chris Mecate missed the mark. They will forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents. LFA 102 will proceed with eight bouts.
The first bout will be available on the LFA Facebook page (Facebook.com/LFAfighting), while the rest of the card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
LFA 102 weigh-in results: Souza vs. Johns:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)Bruno Souza (147.2)*** vs. Elijah Johns (146)Bout will continue and Souza will pay a penalty to Johns.
Co-Main Event | Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout (185 lb)Gregory Rodrigues (187.4)*** vs. Al Matavao (185.8)Bout will continue and Rodrigues will pay a penalty to Matavao.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)Steve Jones (171) vs. Nikolay Veretennikov (169)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)A.J. Cunningham (145.4) vs. Javier Garcia (145.6)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)Jimmy Meza (140.4)*** vs. Brandon Lewis (135.4)Bout will continue and Meza will pay a penalty to Lewis.
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)Alberto Rodriguez (145.2) vs. Chris Mecate (147.4)***Bout will continue and Mecate will pay a penalty to Rodriguez.
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)Haris Talundžić (170.4) vs. Luis Iniguez (170.8)
Preliminary Card (Worldwide on Facebook.com/LFAfighting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT):
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)Andrew Claborn (168.8) vs. Archie Colgan (169.4)
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