Friday, October 2@HartmanArena#ParkCity, #Kansas#MMA#LFANation@UFCFightPass pic.twitter.com/CL5mLzXjyW — LFA (@LFAfighting) September 25, 2020
The Legacy Fighting Alliance has announced the lineup of its first of three cards in October.
The promotion made official in a press release on Friday that three events would take place on Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 all at the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The LFA recently ended a stretch of events in Sioux Falls, South Dakota earlier in September. It is unclear if the LFA will stay in Kansas after October, but these three will be held in the same arena in October. Each of the events will air on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on their respective dates.
LFA 92 will be topped by a sure-fire bantamweight thriller between Kevin Wirth (8-1) and Askar Askar (10-1). Since a split verdict loss at LFA 44, Wirth has rattled off three wins including a decision over Ryan Lilley at LFA 74 just over a year ago. His opponent Askar will be looking to rebound from his first career defeat – a 30-second one-punch knockout at the hands of Saidyokub Kakhramonov – in his return to the LFA promotion. The knockout snapped a 10-fight win streak for the man fighting out of Illinois.
The co-headlining bout sees ex-Bellator MMA fighter Andre Fialho (10-3) make his LFA debut against two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Antonio dos Santos Jr. (8-4). Fialho is currently riding a two-fight skid with successive defeats in the 2019 Professional Fighters League season and playoffs. Dos Santos has not stepped foot in a cage since 2017, but his last performance lifted his career finish rate to 87 percent by smashing Jean Petrick with an elbow at a Katana Fight card.
LFA CEO Ed Soares was elated about this next stage in the LFA's return to form, writing in a statement, “Everyone at LFA is excited to begin Phase 3 of our comeback in Kansas. We will host three events in October at the Hartman Arena in Park City, which is part of the Wichita metro area. Top bantamweight prospects Kevin Wirth and Askar Askar will headline LFA 92 on Friday, October 2nd. These are two of the most exciting fighters we have on our roster and it's the ideal way to start Phase 3.”
LFA 92:Kevin Wirth vs. Askar Askar – bantamweight
Andre Fialho vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. – welterweight
Dakota Bush vs. TBA – lightweight
Jacob Thrall vs. Ricky Furar – bantamweight
Justin Wetzell vs. Jordan Mapa – featherweight
Mefi Monterroso vs. Rodney Kealohi – flyweight
Viecheslav Borshchev vs. Ali Zebian – lightweight