LFA 141: Talundzic vs. Brown Preview

LFA is scheduled to present a short card on Friday night from the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colorado, USA. The card will be headlined by undefeated welterweight Haris Talundzic and experienced opponent Chris Brown.

The card is just seven fights in total. The small number of bouts is in part due to two matches departing the lineup on Thursday after the weigh-ins. Despite this, the card still has a solid main event and a few intriguing prospect matchups.

Here’s a preview of the card.

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Preliminary Card

Bout 1: Llorrvic Acevedo (2-1) vs. Kevin Fernandez (3-1) (Flyweight)

Flyweights Llorvic Acevedo and Kevin Fernandez are scheduled to meet on Friday night.

Fernandez suffered his first loss earlier this year, losing a unanimous decision to Jordan Harris. He had quite the strong start to his career before then, earning three wins in his rookie year as a pro, with two of them coming inside the LFA cage.

Llorvic lost his LFA debut last year, getting stopped in the first round by Josiah Reyes. He has bounced back from that defeat this year, picking up a first-round submission victory against Aasin Liberato.

Bout 2: Adam Vigil (5-1) vs. Kohlman Scribner (3-2) (Middleweight)

The brief prelims will wrap up with a middleweight fight between Adam Vigil and Kohlman Scribner.

Vigil is the more experienced fighter of the two. He has boxing experience and has also fought as a pro six times. He bounced back from his sole MMA loss in June, scoring a 17-second victory over Randy McCarty.

Scribner had an unsuccessful LFA debut in April, suffering a first-round finish loss against Billy Elekana. He had a three-fight first-round finish streak before then.

Main Card (10:00PM EDT / 8:00PM MDT) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 3: Ben Tynan (2-0) vs. Lance Lee (0-0) (Heavyweight)

A heavyweight fight between Ben Tynan and Lance Lee is scheduled to kick off the main card.

Tynan made a statement in his LFA debut three months back, submitting Trevor Wallace with an arm triangle choke in just 93 seconds. His pro debut, which came earlier in the year, was an even quicker 45-second victory due to punches.

Lee is certainly one of the more unique stories to come out of regional MMA recently. He is turning pro after an extensive amateur record of over 40 fights. He debuted back in 2010, and last fought in 2019.

Lee’s record is incredibly negative, consisting of eight wins and 37 losses, with most coming via finish.

Bout 4: Luis Gurule (1-0) vs. Josiah Reyes (3-0) (Flyweight)

Undefeated flyweights Luis Gurule and Josiah Reyes will meet in the next bout.

Gurule won his pro debut in June, stopping Anthony Valenzuela in the first round with punches. This victory came after a brief amateur run that consisted of two fast victories.

Reyes has slowly picked up three wins as a pro since debuting in 2019. His last fight was nearly a year ago, defeating Llorvic Acevedo in the first round of a bout at LFA 116.

Bout 5: Kathryn Paprocki (3-2) vs. Kelsey Arnesen (1-2) (Strawweight)

Returning to the regional scene, Kathryn Paprocki will face Kelsey Arnesen in a strawweight fight.

Paprocki briefly appeared on UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” this year. She got eliminated in the quarter-final part of the season, losing a decision to Laura Gallardo.

Paprocki is now coming back to the regional scene, where she holds a record of three wins and two losses. Her last defeat was in the 2021 “Dana White’s Contender Series” season, where she lost to Maria Silva.

Arnesen enters this weekend with a negative record of one win and two losses. That last loss came in April, suffering a split decision against Marnic Mann.

Bout 6: Bryce Meredith (2-0) vs. Nathan Fought (0-0) (Bantamweight)

Bantamweights Bryce Meredith and Nathan Fought will meet in the next pairing.

Meredith debuted in MMA last year, entering the sport with experience in freestyle wrestling at a NCAA Division I level. He won his debut in 2021, defeating Steven Merrill in the first round with strikes. He picked up a second win in April, stopping Jay Viola late with strikes.

Fought will be making his pro debut in the fight. He is coming off a highly successful amateur career. While most fights in that run come from 2011 to 2013, he returned to the sport earlier this year to defeat Richard Jennings.

Fought missed weight for the fight on Thursday, coming in nearly four pounds over the bantamweight non-championship limit.

Bout 7: Haris Talundzic (5-0) vs. Chris Brown (8-4) (Welterweight)

Welterweight prospect Haris Talundzic will attempt to keep his flawless pro record intact when he faces Chris Brown in Friday’s main event.

Talundzic first debuted as a pro in 2019 after a successful amateur career. He joined LFA in 2021 and has spent most of his career with them since. He has picked up six wins in recent years, with two of those victories coming via finish.

Talundzic is coming off the biggest win of his career thus far, handing Bahatebole Batebolati his first pro defeat in June.

Brown has the experience advantage over Talundzic, entering the show with a record of eight wins and four losses. He is a veteran of LFA, having fought under their banner a total of six times.

Brown is returning to the LFA this weekend after taking a loss in April on PFL’s “Challenger Series.” Before then, he had a three-fight run of wins in the LFA.

This weekend offers Talundzic the chance to up his stock as a welterweight prospect, defeating a respected name in the scene. However, Brown has historically proven to be successful in the LFA, and hopes to get some momentum back with his performance this weekend.

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