LFA returns to the birthplace of RFA on 9/7

LFA CEO Ed Soares has announced that the promotion will return to the birthplace of RFA when the promotion heads to Kearney, Nebraska in September. This will be the LFA’s first trip to Kearney since RFA and Legacy FC merged to create the promotion. The main event of LFA 48 will feature a bantamweight showdown when two-time NCAA Division II national champion wrestler ‘Supa’ Raufeon Stots faces the heavy-handed knockout artist Ryan ‘The Lion’ Lilley.

LFA 48 – Stots vs. Lilley takes place Friday, September 7th at the Viaero Center in Kearney, Nebraska. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“RFA started in Kearney, Nebraska back in 2011. Four of the first five RFA events took place in the central Nebraska town and we are excited to retrace our history by bringing LFA to the birthplace of RFA at LFA 48,” said Soares. “The homecoming will be similar for Raufeon Stots. He is a local legend having won two national championships in wrestling at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He will be fighting Ryan Lilley in a top-tier bantamweight match-up. Lilley is coming off a huge knockout win in the co-main event of LFA 45. Stots and Lilley are two of the top 135-pounders in the world and will give our fans in Kearney a fantastic main event on September 7th.”

Tickets for LFA 48 – Stots vs. Lilley will be available for purchase Friday, August 10th at KearneyEvents.net.

Currently Announced Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT):
Raufeon Stots (9-1) vs. Ryan Lilley (9-3)
Sid Bice (8-2) vs. Charles Johnson (7-1)
Kassius Kayne (12-5) vs. Calen Born (5-0)
Ryan MacDonald (9-0) vs. Trevor Ward (5-4)
Darrick Minner (21-8) vs. Kevin Croom (18-9)

LFA 48 will serve as the second LFA event to take place in the state of Nebraska. RFA visited the “Cornhusker State” six times before the merger. The inaugural RFA event in December 2011 and four of the first five RFA events took place in Kearney, Nebraska. Further information about LFA 48 will be announced soon.

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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 130 athletes to reach the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC.

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