LAS VEGAS, Nevada —LFA CEO Ed Soares introduced at this time that the promotion will return to Oklahoma in July. LFA 110 will function a Championship Doubleheader when the promotion returns to the Sooner State. This would be the eighth occasion the promotion has hosted within the OKC space in 2021.
LFA 110: Silveira vs. Murray takes place Friday, July 2nd on the Grand Occasion Heart in Shawnee, Oklahoma, which is an exurb of Oklahoma Metropolis. The primary occasion will function a light-heavyweight title battle between prime undefeated prospect Joshua Silveira and regional kingpin Jesse “Hollywood” Murray. The co-main occasion may even function a title battle when prime contenders Charles “Inside G” Johnson and Yuma Horiuchi vie for interim flyweight gold. The complete foremost card will probably be accessible worldwide on
on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“”We’re excited to deliver a Championship Doubleheader to Oklahoma in July,” said LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Joshua Silveira is the highest 205-pound prospect within the sport. He’ll face regional kingpin Jesse Murray for the LFA light-heavyweight title in the principle occasion of LFA 110. Then within the co-main occasion, Charles Johnson and Yuma Horiuchi will battle for the LFA interim flyweight title. This may hold one in every of our most stacked divisions busy, whereas our champion Victor Altamirano will get able to compete on Dana White’s Contender Collection later this yr.”
Silveira (5-0) is the son of MMA pioneer and American High Crew (ATT) co-founder Conan Silveira. This has allowed him to develop up coaching along with his father in addition to BJJ legend Carlson Gracie and a number of UFC world champions, whereas additionally occurring to wrestle on the NCAA Division I degree at Arizona State College (ASU). The ASU Solar Satan standout will return to the LFA Octagon after profitable his first three fights for the promotion in dominant vogue. The primary win got here in his LFA debut towards Fernando Alvarado by way of Arm-Triangle Choke at LFA 93. The following win got here when he submitted BJJ black belt Matt Paul with a Rear Bare Choke at LFA 98. Silveira then submitted former RFA title challenger Rafael Viana with a Rear Bare Choke at LFA 106 to solidify his personal shot at an LFA title.
Murray (8-3) will probably be making his highly-anticipated LFA debut after incomes a well-deserved popularity as essentially the most dominant light-heavyweight pressure to return out of “The Buckeye State” since Stipe Miocic protégé and present UFC standout Aleksa Camur. The person referred to as “Hollywood” is at present using a three-fight win streak, but it surely was his most up-to-date battle that caught the eye of the LFA and MMA pundits alike. That win got here towards LFA middleweight title challenger and present LFA light-heavyweight standout Tim Hiley in the principle occasion of a regional promotion again house in his native Ohio. The win got here simply earlier than the worldwide pandemic compelled the world to close down, and now, Murray is wanting so as to add an LFA world title to his already spectacular trophy case.
Within the co-main occasion of LFA 110, a pair of promotional standouts will meet with the LFA interim flyweight title on the road. This championship match was made after present LFA flyweight champion Victor “El Magnifico” Altamirano was given the chance to compete on UFC President Dana White’s well-liked present Dana White’s Contender Collection later this yr. The interim championship match will see St. Louis native and divisional powerhouse Charles “Inside G” Johnson meet Japan’s prime flyweight prospect Yuma Horiuchi.
Johnson (8-2) made a triumphant return to the LFA Octagon on the identical historic LFA 100 card that Altamirano was topped champion. The win got here by way of Anaconda Choke towards beforehand undefeated Karlee Pangilinan. Extra notably, it got here after the highly effective Midwest wrestler frolicked away from his sport and nation to check and enhance his Muay Thai putting expertise by dwelling and coaching in Thailand.
He’ll now face Horiuchi (8-3) who’s the primary skilled fighter from Japan to signal with the LFA. He rapidly turned a fan favourite on account of his flashy putting expertise, but it surely was his long-awaited drop to flyweight that created the largest commotion. This occurred when Horiuchi made fast work of Dana White’ Contender Collection alum Donavon Frelow by way of armbar in his 125-pound debut for the promotion at LFA 104.
Presently Introduced Foremost Card (Obtainable worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):
Co-Foremost Occasion | Interim Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
- Charles Johnson (8-2) vs. Yuma Horiuchi (8-3)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Markus Perez (12-5) vs. Christian Frolich (10-5)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Chibwikem Onyenegecha (7-0) vs. Hemerson Souza (7-6)
Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
- Joseph Holmes (4-1) vs. Roland Dunlap (2-0)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Christian Natividad (3-0) vs. Luis Aguirre (3-2)
Preliminary Card (Obtainable worldwide on Fb.com/LFAfighting):
Girls’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
- Jaqueline Amorim (3-0) vs. Megan Owen (1-0)
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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