LFA CEO Ed Soares announced that the promotion is bringing the middleweight championship to Arizona in March. LFA 84 will feature a middleweight championship bout between a surging veteran Daniel Madrid and a top undefeated prospect Impa Kasanganay.
Daniel Madrid (17-6) returns to the LFA Octagon riding the momentum of four consecutive wins via submission. The BJJ black belt started the streak with a pair of wins at 205-pounds. The first was a rare Omoplata submission victory against Daviante Jones. “DemiGod” then submitted Armando Murillo Jr. with a Guillotine Choke to earn a regional light-heavyweight championship. The last two wins came at his natural 185-pound weight class inside the LFA Octagon and both came last year with lightning quick efficiency. Madrid needed less than a round to submit eleven-time UFC veteran and two-time The Ultimate Fighter alumnus Seth Baczynski in the co-main event of LFA 59. He then need just 51-seconds to submit top middleweight prospect Chris Harris in the co-main event of LFA 72. Now the talented Arizonan is looking to join LFA royalty by capturing the LFA championship in front of his home crowd in the main event of LFA 84.
Kasanganay (6-0) will also be looking to make a triumphant return to the LFA Octagon after gaining worldwide attention last summer. The top undefeated prospect signed with LFA late last spring and made his debut at LFA 71 in Atlanta, Georgia. That night he defeated Legacy FC veteran Devorious Tubbs. The win earned the Congolese prospect an invitation to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series. Kasanganay would face fellow LFA standout Kailan Hill. “Tshilobo” was unfazed by the hype surrounding Hill and won the bout unanimously, while earning the praise of UFC President Dana White. “I’m telling you right now, whatever organization out there, sign this kid. This kid is the future,” stated White. “I believe that this kid is going to be Top 5 and possibly a world champ some day. He just needs more experience.” Kasanganay will get that experience when he returns to the LFA Octagon looking for LFA gold at LFA 84.
LFA 84 – Madrid vs. Kasanganay takes place Friday, March 20th at the Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
Here is the event’s fight card so far:
Main Event | Middleweight Title Bout (185 lb)
Daniel Madrid (17-6) vs. Impa Kasanganay (6-0)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Richard Palencia (8-0) vs. Desmond Torres (7-2)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Kevin Natividad (8-1) vs. Kyle Estrada (10-4)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Kamuela Kirk (9-3) vs. Luke Faultersack (6-3)
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