Two Title Bouts Headlining LFA 23


A pair of title bouts will headline the Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 card as Derrick Krantz defends the welterweight title against James Nakashima and Andrea Lee defends the women’s flyweight title against Jamie Thorton.

Krantz (20-9-0) is making the first defense of his championship, which he won by getting a second round TKO win over Ben Neumann at LFA 12. Krantz is also going to be entering the fight riding a three fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost two years.

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Nakashima (7-0-0) has already earned one victory under the LFA banner, which came over Bellator MMA veteran Larue Burley at LFA 11. Nakashima has taken all seven of his professional MMA fights the distance, but he did get two finishes as an amateur MMA fighter.

Lee (7-2-0) is going to be making the first defense of her title, which she won by defeating Heather Bassette at LFA 4 earlier this year. Lee is also a veteran of the Invicta FC promotion, where she holds a win over TUF 26 alumni Rachael Ostovich.

Thorton (4-3-0) enters the fight riding a two fight losing streak and she hasn’t earned a victory in almost a year. Thorton is also winless under the LFA banner, having dropped a fight to Sabina Mazo by first round knockout at LFA 9.

Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 takes place on Friday, September 22 from the Horseshoe Bossier City Casino Hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana with Derrick Krantz and James Nakashima headlining. Fightful will provide quick results of the event once it’s over, the event airs live on AXS TV.

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