Legacy Fighting Alliance will travel to Brazil for its first international events on July 16-18 and the cards, stacked with local prospects, will also crown the company’s new welterweight champion with a grand prize from one night to four.
LFA 111 and LFA 112 will take place at the Upper Arena in Rio de Janeiro and will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass.
Multiple sources have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Brenner Alberth v Gabriel Bonfim and Carlos Leal v Diego Dias are scheduled for the 170-pound tournament on July 18, with the winners clashing later that night for the vacant title.
Alberth (8-0), 25, has won all of his distance fights since debuting in 2015. Bonfim (10-0), two years younger, also has a 100% finish rate with eight submissions and two knockouts. .
Leal (12-3), who won his only Bellator appearance in 2017, enters the tournament on a six-game winning streak, while Dias (13-3, 1 no contest) makes his promotional debut after winning three consecutive wins. in the Brazilian circuit.
Junior Marques (9-2) against Quemuel Ottoni (9-3) and Wendell Giacomo (8-2) against Uyran Carlos (11-4) will be the substitutes for the tournament.
LFA 112 will also feature the debut of much-vaunted featherweight prospect Gabriel Braga (5-0) against Jhonatan Cordeiro (5-1), and former flyweight champion Shooto Brasil Rafael Ramos (9-0) against Filipe Esteves (7-0).
Two nights earlier, on July 16, jiu-jitsu star Ary Farias (10-2) made his return to the LFA cage after consecutive first-round arrivals in Brazil. Farias, who won his only LFA appearance in July 2019, will face Marcos Breno (13-2) at bantamweight. Michele Oliveira (2-0), IMMAF flyweight world champion in 2017, seeks her third professional victory after a 5-0 run as an amateur, against Stéphanie Luciano (2-0), undefeated .
ZPH 111, July 16
Ary Farias (10-2) vs. Marcos Breno (13-2)
Eduardo Silva (1-0) vs. Eduardo Neves (3-0)
Rodrigo Roldan (4-3) vs. Carlos Mota (5-0)
Ismael Bonfim (14-3) against Rangel de Sa (10-1)
Lucas Fernando (5-1) vs. Joao Vitor Dantas (4-0)
Yasmin Castanho (4-0) vs. Maristela Alves (4-0)
Rodrigo Lidio (11-2) vs. Arthur Lima (9-1)
Rodolfo Ramos (6-1) vs. Carlos Eduardo (5-1)
Stéphanie Luciano (2-) vs. Michele Oliveira (2-0)
LFA 112, July 18
Brenner Alberth (8-0) vs. Gabriel Marretinha (10-0) – welterweight tournament semi-final
Carlos Leal (12-3) vs. Diego Dias (13-3, 1 without competition) – welterweight tournament semi-final
Junior Marques (9-2) vs. Quemuel Ottoni (9-3)
Wendell Giacomo (8-2) vs. Uyran Carlos (11-4)
Johnathan Cordeiro (5-1) vs. Gabriel Braga (5-0)
Rafael Ramos (9-0) vs. Filipe Esteves (7-0)
TBD vs TBD (welterweight tournament final)