LFA 112: Welterweight Grand Prix set for July 18

LAS VEGAS, Nevada —LFA CEO Ed Soares announced in June that the promotion is going international this month. LFA will bring its first international events to the country of Brazil with a pair of shows that will be hosted this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The second of the two events takes place this Sunday with a one-night Welterweight Grand Prix at LFA 112.

LFA 112: Welterweight Grand Prix takes place this Sunday, July 18th at the Upper Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will host a one-night Welterweight Grand Prix featuring top prospects Gabriel Bonfim, Brenner Alberth, Diego Dias, and Carlos Leal. The tournament champion will become the new LFA welterweight world champion. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“We are excited to bring a Welterweight Grand Prix to Brazil,” stated LFA CEO Ed Soares. “This will be the first one-night tournament in LFA history and we felt it would be the perfect way to conclude our second of two shows this weekend in Brazil. Gabriel Bonfim, Brenner Alberth, Diego Dias, and Carlos Leal are the top four welterweight prospects in Brazil. The four of them will enter this historic tournament, but only one will walk away the new LFA welterweight world champion at LFA 112.”

The one-night MMA tournament is near and dear to the heart of fight fans everywhere. It was the tried and true format that the UFC used from its inception at UFC 1 in 1993 up until UFC 23 in 1998. Over that five year span, the UFC hosted 20 events that featured one-night tournaments and 23 champions were crowned due to three events hosting two of these tournaments in different weight classes.

The inaugural LFA Welterweight Grand Prix will also feature a pair of alternate bouts. Junior Marques faces Quemuel Ottoni and Uyran Carlos meets Wendell Giacomo on the preliminary card. The winners will serve as replacements in case one of the four tournament competitors is unable to continue.

The winner of the inaugural LFA Welterweight Grand Prix will become the sixth welterweight champion in LFA history. The five previous champions were Derrick Krantz, James Nakashima, Jason Jackson, Jaleel Willis, and Maycon Mendonça.

LFA 112: Welterweight Grand Prix
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Upper Arena
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Card (Available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):

Main Event | Welterweight Title Bout (170 lb)

  • Tournament Finalist vs. Tournament Finalist

Co-Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Carlos Augusto da Silva (19-2) vs. Otto Rodrigues (12-1)

Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Rafael Ramos (9-0) vs. Felipe Esteves (7-0)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)

  • Junior Luiz (7-3) vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky (10-1)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)

  • Elaine Lopes (4-0) vs. Dayane de Souza (5-1-1)

Welterweight Semi-Final Bout (170 lb)

  • Diego Dias (13-3) vs. Carlos Leal (12-3)

Welterweight Semi-Final Bout (170 lb)

  • Gabriel Bonfim (10-0) vs. Brenner Alberth (8-0)

Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Semi-Final Alternate Bout (170 lb)

  • Junior Marques (9-2) vs. Quemuel Ottoni (9-3)

Welterweight Semi-Final Alternate Bout (170 lb)

  • Uyran Carlos (11-4) vs. Wendell Giacomo (8-2)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)

  • Gabriel Braga (5-0) vs. Jhonatan Cordeiro (5-1)

Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)

  • Brena Cardozzo (4-0) vs. Vania Caceres (3-2)

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