LFA 26 heads to Houston with San Antonio cop/reigning champ in headliner

The heavyweight title will be up for grabs in LFA 26’s headliner.

Officials recently announced a fight between reigning champion Richard Odoms (13-3) and challenger Jeff Hughes (7-1).

LFA 26 takes place Nov. 3 at Arena Theatre in Houston, and the main card airs on AXS TV.

Odors, a 42-year-old Texan and full-time San Antonio police officer, may be in the twilight of his seven-year pro MMA career, but he’s still proving competitive. In June at LFA 15, he picked up his fifth win in six fights and claimed the vacant LFA heavyweight belt with a fifth-round submission victory over Jared Vanderaa.

He now meets Hughes (7-1), a 29-year-old Ohioan who recently rebounded from an IT Fight Series title loss to Dan Spohn with a decision victory over Ryan Pokryfky at a regional show. With four knockouts in seven career wins, he now gets his highest-profile bout yet.

In the LFA 26 co-headliner, Bilal Williams (8-4), a longtime Legacy FC fighter, moves up to middleweight for a fight with fellow AXS TV Fights vet Larry Crowe (9-6), who looks to halt a three-fight skid.

The latest LFA 26 card now includes:


For more on LFA 26, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News
Source: MMA Junkie