LFA 23 heads to Louisiana with champs Derrick Krantz and Andrea Lee

LFA 23 is slated for later this month in Louisiana with a pair of title fights on the top of the bill.

LFA 23 takes place at Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, La., and the main card airs on AXS TV.

In the headliner, welterweight champion Derrick Krantz (20-9) takes on challenger James Nakashima (7-0).

Krantz, a 29-year-old Texan and former Legacy FC champ, looks for his first LFA defense after scoring a second-round TKO victory over Ben Neumann to win the belt. It marked his third straight win and his his sixth victory in his past seven fights.

He takes on Nakashima, a well-rounded and undefeated 28-year-old. The former RFA fighter recently made his LFA debut and scored a decision victory over LaRue Burley in May. All of his pro fights have ended via decision wins.

In the co-main event, Andrea Lee (7-2), a 28-year-old Louisianan who won the belt with a submission victory over Heather Bassett, takes on challeger Jamie Thorton (4-3), a 33-year-old Californian and 82nd Airborne Army veteran who has four first-round stoppages in four career wins.

Rounding out the main card are light heavyweights Ryan Spann (10-5) vs. LeMarcus Tucker (5-2), lightweights Brandon Shavers (4-0) vs. Bryan Billiot (4-0), female flyweights Sabina Mazo (3-0) vs. Linsey Williams (1-1), featherweights Kendrick Williams (4-0) vs. Peter Stanonik (4-2), and Nick Jackson (5-4) vs. Brandon Martin (4-3) in a 177-pound catchweight fight.

The full LFA 23 card includes:


  • Champ Derrick Krantz vs. James Nakashima – for welterweight title
  • Champ Andrea Lee vs. Jamie Thorton – for women’s flyweight title
  • Ryan Spann vs. LeMarcus Tucker
  • Bryan Billiot vs. Brandon Shavers
  • Sabina Mazo vs. Linsey Williams
  • Peter Stanonik vs. Kendrick Williams
  • Nick Jackson vs. Brandon Martin

For more on LFA 23, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie