LFA 18 Features Kevin Aguilar’s 1st Title Defense

Legacy Fighting Alliance will be back at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on August 4th, with LFA 18. The main event will see Kevin “Angel of Death” Aguilar putting the LFA Featherweight title on the line against Justin “Darth” Rader.

Kevin Aguilar is a 28 year old, Texan,who’ll be heading into enemy territory for this red river rivalry fight, with 30 year old, Oklahoman , Justin Rader. Aguilar is on a 4 fight win streak, coming off winning the LFA Featherweight title, with a vicious knock out of, bitter rival, Damon Jackson. Rader is also on a 4 fight win streak, earning this opportunity with a LFA 15, unanimous decision win over Emmanuel Rivera.

Quote from lfafighting.com I’ve been training nonstop and getting ready for defend my title. Now I get to show everyone what I’ve been working on,” Aguilar explained. “I’m looking forward to fighting in enemy territory, because that is the life of a champion. I will win over the crowd with an exciting fight. Justin Rader is a world-class grappler and I’m excited that he signed the paperwork. He has earned his shot. I have been training harder than I have ever trained before and I can’t wait to defend my title at LFA 18.”

Quote from lfafighting.com I’m fighting The Angel of Death. His nickname says it all,” Rader exclaimed. “Kevin Aguilar is without a doubt, the best fighter I have ever faced. He is extremely dangerous, seasoned, and his fight demeanor is second to none. He stays at home and doesn’t force anything. The best opponents always pull the best out of me.  I just fought a little over a week ago, so to be able to turn around and fight for the title four weeks later is a great opportunity. When opportunity knocks, I answer.”

In the co-main event Brendan Allen, who has all his wins by stoppage, looks to rebound from a LFA 14, unanimous decision loss to Eryk Anders, when he faces Chris Harris, who’s coming off a LFA 15, unanimous decision win over Cortez Coleman.

Nearly knocked out at LFA 15, Braden Smith recovered enough to submit Manny Meraz and ran his win streak to 5. Smith will face Chauncey “The Machine” Foxworth, who’s won 3 of 5 and has 4 of his 6 wins by stoppage.

MMA personality and 1-time octagon vet Mike “The Truth” Jackson will meet Cris “Cyborg’s” older Brothe Rafael Justino. A Flyweight in the UFC, Chris Kelades with move up to Bantamweight for a clash with Tyler “Shidig” Shinn, who’s coming off a LFA 15 split decision win over Kendall Carnahan. Opening up the AXS TV main card will be a Lightweight bout between Jarrod “The WildCard” Card against Daryl Wilson, who’s on a 4 fight win streak.

145 Title: (c) Kevin Aguilar (12-1) vs. Justin Rader (7-2)
185: Brendan Allen (7-2) vs. Chris Harris (9-1)
170: Braden Smith (8-1) vs. Chauncey Foxworth (6-4)
170: Mike Jackson (0-1) vs. Rafael Justino (2-1)
135: Chris Kelades (9-3) vs. Tyler Shinn (7-3)
155: Jarrod Card (14-8-1) vs. Daryl Wilson (6-1)

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