LFA 145: Assis vs Murray is set for October 21

LAS VEGAS, Nevada— LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Wisconsin next month. LFA 145 will feature an explosive light-heavyweight showdown when the promotion returns to America’s Dairyland. This will be the fourth LFA event to take place in the state of Wisconsin. RFA also held an event in the “Badger State” prior to the merger of RFA and Legacy FC which created LFA.

LFA 145: Sitting vs. Murray takes place on Friday, October 21 at Oshkosh Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The main event will feature a light-heavyweight showdown between BJJ black belt Bruno Assis and regional kingpin Jesse Murray. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

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“We’re excited to bring the LFA back to Wisconsin next month,” Soares said. “Bruno Assis is one of the most decorated grapplers competing in MMA, while Jesse Murray is the top light-heavyweight prospect in the Midwest. They both have experience competing on Dana White’s Contender Series and know exactly what’s at stake when they meet in the main event of LFA 145. It’s an intercontinental showdown not to be missed!

Assis (12-6) returns to the LFA octagon and is looking to make a big statement in a bigger body after failing in his bid to win the LFA middleweight title last March. Now at light-heavyweight, the tri-sport black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Karate has put all of her focus on training instead of losing weight. The Brazilian trains at American Top Team (ATT) in South Florida alongside former two-division LFA champion Josh Silveira. This will give the submission ace great insight as he transitions between the middleweight and lightweight divisions. The 30-year-old first made a name for himself in MMA when he headlined the second Contender Series by Dana White Brazil in the summer of 2018. Now, he is looking to make an even bigger name for himself as he begins his run in the light-heavyweight division. This run will begin when he returns to the LFA 145 title.


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Murray (9-4) will make his highly anticipated LFA debut after earning a well-deserved reputation as the most dominant light and heavyweight force to come out of “The Buckeye State” in several years. The 29-year-old has won four of his last five fights, including a pair of wins over LFA stars Tim Hiley and Alton Cunningham. The victory over Hiley, who is a former LFA title challenger, caught the attention of both LFA and UFC matchmakers. Murray was quickly signed and given a title shot against Silveira in a bout that was set to headline LFA 110 in July 2021, but injury forced him to pull out of the fight. Once he was fully recovered, he was then contacted by UFC matchmakers to compete in season 5 of Dana White’s Contender Series. Murray didn’t get a contract with the UFC that night, but quickly found his way back to winning ways with a win over Cunningham last June. He is now ready for his long-awaited LFA debut at LFA 145.

Currently announced fight card:

Main Event | Light-heavy combat (205 lbs)

– Bruno Assis (12-6) against Jesse Murray (9-4)

Women’s flyweight fight (125 lbs)

– Olivia Beeskau (1-1) against Jena Bishop (3-0)

Flyweight fight (125 lbs)

– Tyus White (5-1) vs. Miguel Sanson (3-0)

Light Combat (155 lbs)

– Kegan Gennrich (4-2) vs. Jake Kozorosky (5-2)

Welterweight fight (170 lbs)

– Scott Writz (5-2) against Craigs Fruth (9-5)

Flyweight fight (125 lbs)

– Cody Linne (3-1) against Payton Brezinski (4-2)

Women’s Strawweight Fight (115 lbs)

– Rachel Martinez (0-0) vs. Diamond Long (0-1)

Featherweight fight (145 lbs)

– Kyle Zimick (0-0) vs. Moe Maali (0-0)

Bantamweight fight (135 lbs)

– Kevin Messer (1-0) against Santos Verdinez (0-0)

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