LFA get back to title fights with Krantz vs. Neumann for inaugural WW belt

Derrick Krantz

After a couple shows with no title fights Legacy Fighting Alliance get back to the championship fights with Derrick Krantz vs. Benjamin Neumann for the inaugural welterweight title.  LFA 12 takes place May 19th at the Mystic Lake Showroom in Prior Lake, MN with a main card broadcast on AXS TV.

Fans of LFA’s merged asset Legacy FC remember 19-9 Derrick Krantz who was the champion in that promotion from the time he defeated Brock Larson in July 2015 until he was defeated in his first title defense by Alex Morono in December of that year.  Krantz followed up with wins over David Burrow in 2016 and Hayward Charles in February with the Charles fight being Krantz’ first under the LFA banner.  12-4 Benjamin Neumann comes from RFA, the other side of LFA where he went 3-1 with wins over Isaiah Pitts, Israel Lozano, and Jordon Larson to go with a loss to Dakota Cochrane.  Neumann has also fought for LFA where he defeated Damion Hill in January by rear-naked choke.

The co-main event features 14-5 Cully Butterfield vs. 10-2 Chase Waldon at light heavyweight.  Butterfield was out of action from the time he lost to Ronny Sales Da Silva in August 2014 until his return where he lost to Austen Heidlage in February 2016.  Soince then Butterfield defeated BJ Lacy in March by unanimous decision.  Waldon in LFC defeated Nick Wagner and Justin Winkels, in RFA he defeated Austen Heidlage before losing to now UFC fighter Gerald Meerschaert III.

Fight card

  • Robiel Tesfaidet vs. Kai Brunk
  • Kylee Martin vs. Bonnie Stoehr
  • Scott Writz vs. Ben Ross
  • Bobbe Dulitz vs. Yaham Sadozai
  • Drako Rodriguez vs. Vanyo Xiong
  • Carmela James vs. Linsey Williams
  • Daimon Hill vs. Nathanial Jennerman
  • Julian Marquez vs. Cameron Olson
  • Jeffrey Peterson vs. Robert Lee
  • Brandon Jenkins vs. Daniel Moret
  • Kyle Kurtz vs. Chad Curry
  • Cully Butterfield vs. Chase Waldon
  • WW title: Derrick Krantz vs. Benjamin Neumann