The big three MMA promotions may be taking a break this weekend, but that does not means that MMA fans will be left in the dark. This Friday Night is Legacy Fighting Championships 57, which will be headlined by Tony Kelley facing Kevin Aguilar for the vacant featherweight title. Also, Dave Burrow faces Derrick Krantz and eight other top MMA prospects are in action.
LFC Featherweight Title Decision Fight
Tony “Primetime” Kelley (3-0-0) vs. Kevin “The Angel Of Death” Aguilar (10-1-0)
Kelley will be returning to action for the first time in well over a year, with his last fight being a win over Jordan Winski at World Fighting Federation 19. Aguilar has won four of five fights under the LFC banner, with that lone loss coming to UFC veteran Leonard Garcia. Kelley has only competed once under the LFC banner, which was a win over Chris Pham at LFC 32. Aguilar has only seen one of his eleven professional fights go to the judge’s scorecards, that decision happened over three years ago. Kelley may keep things interesting for a little while, but Aguilar has a great striking game and he finishes Kelley with strikes in the second to win the title.
LFC Welterweight Division Fight
Dave “The Duke” Burrow (14-7-0) vs. Derrick “D-Rock” Krantz (17-9-0)
Burrow will be returning to LFC for the first time in over a year, but his last LFC appearance saw him defeat UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani. Krantz will be competing for the first time since losing the LFC Welterweight Title to Alex Morono at LFC 49. Burrow had previously challenged for the LFC Welterweight Title, losing to Mike Bronzoulis at RFA vs. LFC Superfight I. Krantz has fought four straight UFC veterans before this fight, winning three of those four fights. These are two fighters who are proficient in the ground game, but Krantz has better striking and that helps get him the decision win.
LFC Middleweight Division Fight
Charles “Kid Dynamite” Byrd (6-4-0) vs. Quentin “The Hero” Henry (10-3-0)
Byrd will be returning to action for the first time in over a year, but he has won two of three fights in LFC competition. Henry will be returning to the LFC for the first time in two years, but he has been undefeated in between appearances. Henry has an amazing ground game and he takes advantage of that to submit Byrd in the first.
LFC Lightweight Division Fight
Joe “The Caveman” Valdez (1-1-0) vs. David “Able” Bosnick (6-3-0)
Valdez will be looking too rebound from his first professional MMA defeat, which came to Travis Draper at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 28. Bosnick will enter the fight riding a two fight losing streak and he has not earned a victory in almost two years. Valdez has not looked very good in his first two pro fights, Bosnick finishes Valdez with strikes in the first.
LFC Featherweight Division Fight
“Dynamite” Dan Ige (3-1-0) vs. Craig Campbell (1-1-0)
Ige will be making his LFC debut in this fight and he did make a lone appearance in the Pancrase promotion. Campbell will be looking to build on the momentum of his first professional MMA victory, which came over Isaac Ware at Summit Fighting Championships 11. These are two fighters who have some decent ground skills, but it will be Ige grinding out a decision win here.
LFC Women’s Atomweight Division Fight
Bi “Killher Bee” Nguyen (0-0-0) vs. Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen (2-2-0)
Bi will be making her professional MMA debut in this fight, but she did win four of five fights as an amateur. Andy is currently winless in LFC competition, dropping a fight to Stephanie Alba at LFC 49. Bi had a pretty darn good run at amateur, she starts off her pro run with a win as she notches a decision victory.
Jewel Scott over Michael Murphy
Kendrick Williams over Juan Pina
Chase Henry over Ricky Murphy