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LFA 5 Happening In Denver With Marcus Edwards vs. Adam Townsend

January 7, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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MMA Junkie reports that LFA 5 is set for February 24 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado. It will air on AXS TV. LFA (Legacy Fighting Alliance) is a new promotion created by merging Legacy FC and RFA last year. It will begin its run next week with its first event in Texas.

The main event of LFA 5 is lightweights Marcus Edwards (12-4) vs. Adam Townsend (16-4). Other fights will be announced later.

LFA CEO Ed Soares said: “I’m excited to bring the LFA to Colorado in February. RFA hosted eight events in the state of Colorado, and seven of them took place in Broomfield. LFA will continue to build on that success.

Edwards said: “It’s an honor to be headlining one of the first LFA events in my backyard. I have fought for both RFA and Legacy FC and had great experiences working with the people behind the scenes for both promotions. They are an awesome, fun group of people, and the merger now has them all under one roof. I got also excited when I heard I was fighting Adam Townsend. This guarantees an exciting, hard-hitting, fan-friendly fight.

Townsend added: “Coming to the LFA was an easy decision. I got to meet everyone from RFA and Legacy when I fought for RFA on the RFA vs. Legacy card. They were all great. Now it’s like one big family with the LFA. I really like this Marcus Edwards matchup, too. I like that he’s aggressive and comes to fight, but he’s never fought someone that’s going to put pressure on him they way I will.