Legacy Fighting Alliance continue their surge in live events with the second of three shows scheduled for April, LFA 9 with Danilo Marques vs. Myron Dennis headlining. LFA 9 takes place April 14th at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, OK with a main card broadcast on AXS TV.
13-5 Myron Dennis briefly was LFC champion from March 2014 when he won a split decision over Paul Buentello until September of that year when he lost by TKO of Leo Leite. After losing the title Dennis picked up two wins then went 1-1 on TUF Season 23 in 2016 defeating Jamelle Jones then losing to Andrew Sanchez. Dennis in MMA went on to go 1-1 in regional promotions with a win over Max Trevino and a loss to Tony Lopez while balancing MMA with kickboxing. Danilo Marques makes his promotions debut with a 5-1 record. Marques’ only loss was to Marcio Teles in August 2016 which he followed up with a submission of Lorival Lourenco Jr. in February. Dennis is a very accurate kickboxer but in his LFC fights he showed a weakness for wrestling as he picked apart fellow striker Buentello but seemed unable to come up with a strategy against Leites.
The co-main event takes place at heavyweight as Dontale Mayes fights Demoreo Dennis. 6-4 Dennis was on the Battleground MMA pay-per-view card in October 2014 but his follow-up fight in LFC ended in a loss to Pat Berry in January 2015. In the last two years Dennis’ only fight was a win over Gary Frazier in regional promotion Freestyle Cage Fighting, a TKO that won Dennis the promotion’s heavyweight title. Dontale Mayes enters this bout undefeated but inexperienced at 2-0. So far Mayes holds wins in regional promotions over Harry Hunsucker Jr. and Arnold Adams.
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- Cara Greenwell vs. Leann Adkisson
- Kristina Williams vs. TBA
- Akeeme Williams vs. Trey Angstadt
- Charles Williams vs. Kevin Goodin
- Josh Anderson vs. AJ Nichols
- Daniel Carey vs. Jr. Coughran
- Malcolm Hill vs. Eddie Brown
- Nathan Trepagnier vs. Travis Quintero
- Jose Martinez vs. Sabina Mazo
- Dontale Mayes vs. Demoreo Dennis
- Danilo Marques vs. Myron Dennis