LAS VEGAS, NV – On Thursday, January 14th, LFA hosted the weigh-in for LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrázulas from the Holiday Inn – Wichita East in Wichita, Kansas.
The main event will feature a lightweight world title fight between top contenders and BJJ black belts Nick “Nyquil” Browne (10-1) and Arthur Estrázulas (12-4). LFA 97 will take place inside the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, which is a suburb of Wichita.
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 97 has tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
All, but three fighters, made their contracted weight when they stepped on the scales. Jose Martinez, Guilherme Santos, and Cameron Ansel missed the mark. Martinez, Santos, and Ansel will forfeit a portion of their purses to their opponents.
LFA 97 will proceed with nine bouts, which includes the highly anticipated lightweight title fight in the main event.
LFA 97 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Main Card (Worldwide on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Main Event | Lightweight Title Bout (155 lb)Nick Browne (154.8) vs. Arthur Estrázulas (154.6)
Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)Jacob Rosales (154.4) vs. Jose Martinez (157)***Bout will continue and Martinez will pay a penalty to Rosales.
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)Kamuela Kirk (145.2) vs. Guilherme Santos (147.6)***Bout will continue and Santos will pay a penalty to Kirk.
Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)Loveth Young (115) vs. Kelly D’Angelo (115.6)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)Michael Stack (145.6) vs. Jordan Mapa (145.2)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)Joshua Quinlan (170.8) vs. Joe Boerschig (168)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)Thomas Petersen (258) vs. Richard “Kimo” Luis (264.8)
Preliminary Card (Available worldwide on Facebook.com/LFAfighting):
Women’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)Nadine Mandiau (125.6) vs. Claire Guthrie (125.8)
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)Shane Shapiro (155.8) vs. Cameron Ansel (157.4)**Bout will continue and Ansel will pay a penalty to Shapiro.
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