An undisclosed injury has forced Raoni Barcelos to withdraw from the main event of RFA 4. Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar will now battle, Damon “The Leech” Jackson who called out Aguilar after his LFA 1 win.
Quote from rfafighting.com “I am excited about the new main event at LFA 4,” stated Soares. “Raoni Barcelos was injured in training, so Damon Jackson will now be fighting Kevin Aguilar on February 17th. Aguilar and Jackson have been looking to fight each other for a long time and now they get to do it for the inaugural LFA featherweight title.”
Aguilar fought his last 6 fights in the Legacy FC cage, with a 5-1 mark in that span. Currently on a 3 fight win streak, “The Angel of Death” is coming off a split decision win over Tony Kelley, in what was one of the most entertaining fight shown on AXS TV, in 2016.
Quote from rfafighting.com “Barcelos had to pull out and I’m fine with that, because now I get to handle some unfinished business with Damon Jackson,” Aguilar proclaimed. “He was talking trash and running his mouth when I hurt my back in October. He was mad, because he ended up struggling and looking bad against a 135-pounder (Levi Mowles) that fought him on short notice. They call him “The Leech”, because he sucks. He’s a one-dimensional wrestler. I’m gonna show him what a real mixed martial artist is when I put the boots to him and stomp him out for the LFA featherweight title!”
After 3 unsuccessful fights in the UFC Damon Jackson returned to LFC and defeated Levi Mowles by unanimous decision. At LFA 1, “The Leech” scored his 8th submission victory, submitting Charles Cheeks III, with a rear naked choke in the 2nd round.
Quote from rfafighting.com “When I got the call that Kevin’s opponent dropped out and I would be a late replacement to fight for the inaugural LFA title I couldn’t believe it,” stated Jackson. “I wouldn’t say that Kevin and I have a lot of bad blood, but this match-up has been made a few times and has fallen through for various reasons, so it is time for this fight to happen. LFA is the place to be right now for all the young athletes trying to build their names. It is an honor to have fought on LFA 1 and to be fighting for the first-ever LFA featherweight title. I couldn’t be more ready for this fight and I am proud to be a part of this promotion.”
The inaugural LFA Woman’s Flyweight champion will be crowned when Andrea “KGB” Lee tangles with Heather “Handguns” Bassett.
Lee is the only ever LFC Woman’s Flyweight champion, winning the title by submitting Ariel Beck at LFC 49. Lee is coming off a crush knock out by body punch, left hook to the liver, of Jenny Liou from Invicta FC 21.
Quote from rfafighting.com “My history with Legacy FC goes all the way back to my amateur days. I honestly feel like I grew up in Legacy FC. I was Legacy FC’s first-ever amateur women’s flyweight champ. Then went on to win a kickboxing match at LK2 before winning the first-ever professional Legacy FC women’s world flyweight title. As far as I know, no one has ever done that, so I feel proud that I own a piece of Legacy FC history,” Lee explained.
“Now once again, I have the opportunity to make history as the newly merged LFA’s first-ever LFA women’s world flyweight champ. My fight with Heather (Bassett) will not disappoint if you like a good old-fashioned fist fight, because I think that’s what we are both planning for. Either way, I feel like I’ve fought the higher level of competition and I’m more prepared as a result. No bad blood between Heather and I, but I expect you won’t know it when the bell rings. We are both sluggers and I think this will be a very crowd pleasing fight. Don’t get it twisted though. I absolutely plan on a finish. I’m not gonna drag this one out!”
Bassett who has a track and field competitor in college, has won back to back fights in King of the Cage over Taylor Turner (sub) and Shaena Cox (tko).
Quote from rfafighting.com “It is very exciting getting the opportunity to fight for the inaugural LFA women’s flyweight title at LFA 4. I fought for the RFA in my final amateur bout and then again as a professional. I loved fighting for the RFA on AXS TV, so it feels great to be fighting in the newly merged LFA for the first LFA women’s title,” stated Bassett.
“This will be a great title fight that will showcase what the flyweights are all about. Andrea (Lee) and I will bring out the best in each other on February 17th. We are two of the best to come from RFA and Legacy FC and it will be an exciting title fight for the fans to see.”
LFA 4 take place on February 17th, at the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana.