LFA’s inaugural lightweight title will be on the line when the promotion’s visits North Carolina for the first time.
Promotion officials recently announced that LFA 17 will take place July 21 at Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C. As with all LFA events, the night’s main card airs on AXS TV.
“LFA will crown its first lightweight champion at LFA 17 in North Carolina,” LFA CEO Ed Soares stated. “Thiago Moises is one of the most dominant champions in RFA history, and Robert Watley has won multiple regional titles on the East Coast. I am excited to see these two proud champions face off for the inaugural LFA lightweight title on July 21.”
Moises (9-1), just 22, enters the bout on a four-fight winning streak, with all four wins coming under the RFA banner. Meanwhile, Watley suffered a loss in his 2014 debut but has since rattled off seven consecutive victories, including four by way of stoppage.
LFA 17 currently includes:
- Thiago Moises vs. Robert Watley – for inaugural lightweight title
- Dylan Cala vs. Tony Gravely
- Alexa Conners vs. Talita de Oliveira
- Nathan Maness vs. opponent