Mackenzie Dern returns to LFA, Rivaldo Junior vs. Johnny Rodriguez headlines

Mackenzie Dern with submission

Legacy Fighting Alliance’s debut in San Antonio may be headlined by Rivaldo Junior vs. Johnny Rodriguez and co-headlined by Jon Kirk vs. Eryk Anders but the fight getting the most attention is by far Mackenzie Dern vs. Katherine Roy.  LFA 6 takes place March 10th at the Cowboy’s Dancehall in San Antonio, TX with a main card broadcast on AXS TV.

BJJ black belt Rivaldo Junior enters this headline bout 12-6-2 at 37 years old.  In his US debut at RFA 41 last July Junior lost a unanimous decision to Jamall Emmers, Junior’s second loss in a row and first fight in two years.  11-4 Rodriguez my be less experienced but at 29 years old is still in his prime while his six-fight win streak covers two years, the same time Junior has had only one fight.  This featherweight fight is a good chance to see if Rodriguez can keep his streak intact against a BJJ black belt as he steps up in promotions.

Jon Kirk

In the co-main event Jon Kirk steps in to replace Larry Crowe against Eryk Anders.  19-13 Kirk is best known for his win over Shane Faulkner in Bellator from September 2010 but his five-loss skid from 2011-13 sunk his chances of capitalizing.  After just over two years off Kirk returned last year to defeat Levi West, Rocky Long, and Richard Knepp in Fury Fighting Championship.  Anders is undefeated at 6-0 with his first fight being in August 2015, his most recent being a TKO of Brian White at Bellator 162 last October.

Although Mackenzie Dern is well known for her multiple grappling titles and accomplishments she is not main or co-main event because in MMA she is only 2-0.  Dern’s fight career began last July with a unanimous decision over Kenia Rosas while her rear-naked choke of Montana Stewart in October was to many people the “Submission of the Year” award winner.  US Army veteran Katherine Roy is 1-0 with a unanimous decision win over May Ooi in WSOF from last July.

Pro fights

  • Arthur Ashton vs. Anthony Ivy
  • Dimitre Ivy vs. Gleidson Moraes
  • Sam Guardiola vs. Carlos Vergara
  • William Hoffman vs. Richard Odoms
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Katherine Roy
  • Jon Kirk vs. Eryk Anders
  • Rivaldo Junior vs. Johnny Rodriguez