LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares introduced right now that the promotion will return to southern California in December for its twenty eighth and remaining occasion of 2022. LFA 148: Leyva vs. Brown will characteristic a championship doubleheader in what might be one of many promotion’s most stacked and thrilling occasions of the yr. LFA 148 would be the fourteenth LFA occasion to happen within the Golden State.
LFA 148 takes place Friday, December ninth at The Commerce On line casino & Lodge in Commerce, California, which is positioned in southeast Los Angeles County. The principle occasion will characteristic a welterweight title battle between two-time Olympic wrestler Alfonso “Sniper” Leyva and knockout artist Chris “Breezy The Future” Brown. The co-main occasion will characteristic a girls’s flyweight title battle between undefeated champion Jamey-Lyn Horth and former champion Sabina “Colombian Queen” Mazo. All the predominant card might be accessible worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“We’re excited to cap off an unimaginable 2022 by bringing two title fights to my house state of California at LFA 148,” acknowledged Soares. “The principle occasion will see two-time Olympic wrestler Alfonso Leyva face knockout artist Chris Brown for the LFA welterweight title. They’re each coming off spectacular wins in LFA headliners and now look so as to add LFA gold to their prolonged résumés. Then within the co-main occasion, undefeated LFA girls’s flyweight champion Jamey-Hyn Horth returns to face former LFA girls’s flyweight champion Sabina Mazo within the first LFA title battle between present and former champions.”
Leyva (6-0) returns to motion after dominating in his extremely anticipated LFA debut this previous July in the primary occasion of LFA 135. The person referred to as “Sniper” signed with the promotion with quite a lot of hype surrounding him as a consequence of being the primary Olympian from Mexico to signal with the LFA. In reality, Leyva is a two-time Olympian, having competed for Mexico in Greco-Roman wrestling on the 2016 Summer season Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2020 Summer season Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He’s additionally a ten-time Mexican nationwide champion and the 2019 Pan-American Video games silver medalist. Leyva transitioned to MMA after competing within the 2020 Olympics and by no means seemed again. He has since earned six victories through KO or TKO with none of his opponents making it out of the second spherical. Now the native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico has his sights set on profitable LFA gold at LFA 148.
Brown (9-4) has been destined for greatness since making his LFA debut in the summertime of 2019. The flashy and artistic prospect was solely 4 fights into his MMA profession, when he traveled throughout the nation to compete at LFA 71 in Atlanta, Georgia. He made essentially the most of that chance by dispatching native standout Yemi Oduwole. Brown confirmed off his dynamic hanging prowess by touchdown a devastating head kick adopted by floor n’ pound to choose up his first LFA win. Nonetheless, Brown actually discovered his stride final yr when he picked up a pair of dominant wins within the LFA. Now the LFA Followers’ Selection Awards: Male Fighter of the Yr (2021) nominee seems to be to proceed that momentum after handing Haris Talundžić his first loss in the primary occasion of LFA 141. “Breezy The Future” is now set to battle for the LFA welterweight title after profitable 5 fights for the promotion.
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The co-main occasion of LFA 148 will characteristic a girls’s flyweight title battle in what would be the first LFA title battle between present and former champions.
Horth (5-0) gained the title in the primary occasion of LFA 120 in opposition to BJJ professional Mayra Cantuária in what was the ultimate LFA battle of 2021. What made the win much more spectacular is that the undefeated Canadian prospect, recognized for her hanging, did this by submission with one leg severely compromised. After the Brazilian broken Horth’s proper knee halfway via the opening spherical with a deep Heel Hook, Horth fought via the ache and finally took her opponent’s again to finish the battle with a Rear Bare Choke in Spherical 3. Horth would later clarify, “I heard it snap. The ache was so dangerous, I keep in mind telling myself to faucet mentally, however bodily my physique wouldn’t faucet.” Horth has now spent the previous yr rehabilitating her knee and is able to defend her title one yr after profitable it.
Mazo (9-4) is trying to re-write the LFA historical past books, as soon as once more, when she returns to the promotion that she grew up in. Mazo turned the primary Colombian fighter in LFA historical past when she signed with the promotion at age 19. She then rapidly gained worldwide consideration three weeks after her twentieth birthday with probably the most watched Head Kick knockouts in Girls’s MMA. 5 months later, the “Colombian Queen” would strike once more by recording a second consecutive viral Head Kick knockout. Mazo would then turn out to be the youngest champion in LFA historical past by defeating Shannon Sinn at LFA 37, only one month after her twenty first birthday. She would defend her title as soon as earlier than singing with the UFC, the place she has fought the previous 3 years. Now after a yr of fixing gyms and enhancing her all-around recreation, she’s going to look to turn out to be the primary individual to win an LFA title twice, whereas additionally tying the report for most girls’s wins in LFA historical past (5).
At the moment Introduced Struggle Card :
Predominant Occasion | Welterweight Title Bout (170 lb)
- Alfonso Leyva (6-0) vs. Chris Brown (9-4)
Co-Predominant Occasion | Girls’s Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
- Jamey-Lyn Horth (5-0) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-4)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
- Chase Gibson (11-6) vs. Jess Martinez (6-0)
Light-weight Bout (155 lb)
- Richie Miranda (5-0) vs. James Wilson (4-1)
Girls’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
- Dione Barbosa (3-2) vs. Mariana Piccolo (1-1)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Joseph Dorado (3-0) vs. Eduardo Penha (1-0)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
- Ethyn Ewing (0-2) vs. Xavier Moreno (0-0)
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