LFA 29 set for Dec. 15 with bantamweight title fight

LFA 29 is set for next month in Minnesota, and a title fight tops the card.

LFA 29 takes place at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., and the main card airs on AXS TV.

The vacant bantamweight title will on the line in the main event when former UFC fighter Chico Camus (18-7) takes on fast-rising prospect Ricky Simon (10-1).

Camus, who went 3-4 (with one no-contest) during a three-year UFC run, is 4-0 since then with a string of decision victories with RFA and LFA. The 32-year-old former flyweight, who’s fought at bantamweight in his past two bouts, now meets Simon, a 25-year-old Titan FC and KOTC vet who recently scored a split-decision victory over Donavon Frelow at DWCS 5 for his third straight win.

In the co-main event, former Bellator fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter 12” competitor Mike Richman (18-7) fights in his home state when he takes on lightweight Jeff Peterson (8-4), who’s won five straight.

The latest LFA 29 lineup includes:

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Source: MMA Junkie

LFA 20 set for Minnesota with Chad Curry vs. Nick Barnes headliner

Welterweights will be the featured attraction when LFA returns to Minnesota in a month.

In the LFA 20 main event, Chad Curry (9-1) will take on Nick Barnes (11-2). The promotion announced the headliner on Monday. In the co-feature, Nate Jennerman (9-2) meets Bobby Moffett (9-2) at featherweight.

LFA 20 takes place Aug. 25 at Mystic Showroom at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. The main card will air live on AXS TV.

Curry moved up to welterweight from lightweight this past fall a little less than a year after the lone loss of his career, which came by TKO to current UFC lightweight Lando Vannata at RFA 32. But after that, he has back-to-back first-round TKO wins. At RFA 45 this past October, he took out Frank Schuman. And at LFA 12 in May, he stopped Kyle Kurtz in just 59 seconds. All nine of his career wins are by stoppage, including seven in the first round.

Barnes, based in San Diego, will be trying to get back on track after a submission loss to Brian Camozzi in September 2016 at RFA 43. Prior to that, he had wins over James Terry at Bellator 147 and Jose Diaz at RFA 38. Like Curry, he’s been adept at finishing his opponents with nine of his 11 victories coming by stoppage, including six submissions.

The LFA 20 card includes:

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