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LFA Lightweight Championship to be contested at Sanford Pentagon

03/10/2022, 9:30am CST
By Sanford Media Relations


Main card, 8 p.m.

Main Event - Lighweight: Aaron McKenzie (10-2-1) vs. Lucas Clay (8-1)

Heavyweight: Jimmy Lawson (3-1) vs. Marino Eatman (5-4-1)

Catchweight (160): Richie Miranda (3-0) vs. Devon Dixon (4-0-1)

Catchweight (140): Jay Viola (3-3) vs. Bryce Meredith (1-0)

Bantamweight: Mitchell McKee (1-0) vs. Jalen Jackson (0-1)

Welterweight: Sarek Shields (2-0) vs. Thad Jean (2-0)

Prelims, 6:30 p.m. 

Bantamweight: Andrew Triolo (0-0) vs. Abubakar Adamu (0-0)

Bantamweight: Cheyanne Bowers (5-1) vs. Kaeley Fenhaus (1-0)

Two fighters with ties to Midwest scheduled to compete

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Mixed martial arts returns to the Sanford Pentagon on April 8 with a card from Legacy Fighting Alliance.

The main card, featuring the Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Aaron McKenzie and Lucas Clay, will air worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 8 p.m. CT.

Tickets are on sale now at and the Pentagon Box Office. Ticket options start at $20, and among them is a VIP pre-show package at Blue Rock Bar & Grill. This option includes heavy appetizers, unlimited draft beer or house wine, a ticket and separate bartenders and servers.

Two fighters with local ties have been confirmed for LFA 128, including  Bryce Meredith (Cheyenne, Wyo.) and Mitch McKee (St. Michael, Minn.). Both are former NCAA Division I athletes. Meredith has fought at Pentagon before while McKee is making his venue debut.

“The variety of sports we are able to showcase at the Sanford Sports Complex is something we take great pride in, and it always adds energy to the building when athletes with local ties are competing,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “The MMA community has embraced these events when they come to the Pentagon, and we look forward to putting on a first-class experience for the fans and the athletes.”

The Sanford Pentagon has hosted various mixed martial arts events since 2014, including Bellator 204 in August 2018, Bellator 265 in August 2021 and multiple RFA/LFA cards. More than a dozen fighters who have competed at the Pentagon have gone on to fight for Bellator or UFC.

In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 180 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In 2018, the promotion joined the Imperial Family Companies group (formerly London Trust Media). In 2019, the promotion announced a broadcast partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS®.

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About LFA:
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).

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