LFA 99: Dennis vs. Cherant Preview

LFA will crown a new light heavyweight champion on Friday night, as Myron Dennis and Fabio Cherant will face off in the main event of LFA 99. Here is a full preview of the event, which is set to happen at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas, USA.

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Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Bout 1: Manuel Medina (0-1) vs. Chancey Wilson (2-4) (Flyweight)

Manuel Medina will look for his first pro win on the prelims when fighting Chancey Wilson.

Medina made his pro debut in August, losing a decision to Clayton Carpenter at LFA 89. He now returns with the chance at evening his pro record.

Wilson will be returning to MMA and attempting to break a three-fight losing streak that includes a 2019 LFA loss. Wilson’s last combat sports appearance was in October, where he lost a bare-knuckle boxing bout to Nico Hernandez.

Bout 2: Gerrica Trias (0-0) vs. Kawehi Wallace (0-0) (Flyweight)

Two flyweights will make their pro debuts on the prelims when Gerrica Trias faces Kawehi Wallace. Trias enters the fight with experience in kickboxing and Muay Thai. BoxRec has recorded four Muay Thai wins for Trias from 2018 to 2019. She has competed once under kickboxing promotion GLORY, defeating Natalie Morgan on a 2018 card.

Wallace enters the fight after a short amateur MMA career. Per database Tapology, her last fight was in 2019, where she won a split decision over Sydney Ross.

Main Card (9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CST) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 3: Trevor Wallace (3-0) vs. Cesar Gutierrez (2-2) (Heavyweight)

Two heavyweights are set to step in the LFA cage for the first time in the opening bout of LFA’s main card. Undefeated Trevor Wallace will kick off the main card against Cesar Gutierrez.

Wallace is set to wrap up his rookie year as a pro on Friday. Since he debuted in March of 2020, Wallace has put together three stoppage wins with strikes. His last fight was on a CFFC card defeating Jay Wilson, who had a record of no wins and three losses.

Gutierrez snapped a two-fight losing streak in his last bout, submitting Colton Hill with a triangle choke in the first minute of action.

Bout 4: Darian Weeks (4-0) vs. Craig Fairley (3-4) (Welterweight)

Undefeated welterweight Darian Weeks will compete on the main card against Craig Fairley. Weeks has picked up four wins since making his pro debut in 2019. His last win was four months ago, where he defeated Dustin Parrish with punches in the second round.

Fairley will be returning after just under a year outside of the cage. His record dipped below a 50 percent win average in his last fight, which saw him get submitted with a guillotine by Calen Born.

Bout 5: Valerie Soto (3-2) vs. Flore Hani (2-1) (Flyweight)

Flyweights Valerie Soto and Flora Hani will both return after a year outside of competition on Friday.

Soto picked up a win in her last fight, defeating Miki Rogers in July of 2019 with punches. She has competed in LFA before, losing a majority decision to Vanessa Demopoulos in March of 2019.

Hani’s last fight was in November of 2019, where she won a decision over Kathy Solorzano. Hani struggled to get a fight in 2020, as three different bookings in the year were cancelled for various reasons.

Hani missed weight for the flyweight bout, coming in three-and-a-half pounds over the non-championship limit.

Bout 6: Cody Brundage (5-1) vs. Joseph Kropschot (4-1) (Middleweight)

Cody Brundage and Joseph Kropschot will both look to return from their first loss as a pro on Friday.

Brundage had his five-fight win streak broken in September on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.” The loss for Brundage saw him get finished within a round by William Knight. The performance from Knight earned him a UFC contract later that evening.

Among the five wins Brundage had before included four stoppage victories.

Kropschot’s loss dates back a little further, as his last performance was a stoppage loss to now-UFC fighter Orion Cosce in 2019.

Bout 7: Fernando Padilla (12-4) vs. Nate Richardson (8-2) (Featherweight)

Featherweights Fernando Padilla and Nate Richardson are scheduled to fight on Friday’s LFA card.

Padilla will be returning to LFA for the fourth time. His last LFA performance was in January of 2019, where he stopped Donald Sanchez in the second round with strikes. His last fight was two months later, where he lost a decision to Spike Carlyle.

Richardson got back to his winning ways in September, defeating Darius Estell on scorecards. His previous fight was a loss to Jake Childers, where he was on the receiving end of a slam knockout.

Bout 8: Brant Moore (8-1) vs. Ago Huskic (8-2) (Lightweight)

Looking to continue his streak of wins in LFA, Brant Moore will fight Ago Huskic in the co-main event of Friday’s card. Moore has won his last three fights in LFA, including a main event victory over Joe Giannetti in August.

Huskic has a chance to derail Moore’s momentum in his LFA debut. He has won his last three fights, including a stoppage win in September against Jared Chauvin in his last showing.

Moore missed weight for the fight, coming in three pounds over the limit agreed upon.

Bout 9: Myron Dennis (18-7) vs. Fabio Cherant (6-1) (Vacant LFA Light Heavyweight Championship)

Myron Dennis and Fabio Cherant have the chance to become LFA’s fourth light heavyweight champion on Friday night. They will take the place of Alex Polizzi, who vacated the belt to sign with Bellator in 2020.

Dennis enters the fight with experience on his side. With 25 pro fights on his record along with numerous GLORY Kickboxing bouts, Dennis has been in combat sports for a long time. He enters Friday on a three-fight win streak which includes a split decision win over Dylan Potter on an LFA card in November.

While Cherant has less experience on paper, he has the momentum of an explosive pro career. Cherant started his career hot in 2018, earning four consecutive stoppage wins on CES cards. Cherant took his first loss in 2019, being stopped by Aleksa Camur on an episode of “Dana White’s Contender Series.”

After a year-long break due to injury, Cherant has returned with wins over Erick Murray Jr. and Yu Ji in 2020.

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