The Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) has a big night planned on Friday, with a main card that is home to no less than 7 bouts. If you have UFC Fight Pass, you will be able to take in all the action with this event, which has the main card starting at 9 PM EST. There is an awful lot to cover here, so let’s jump right into the previews of all the main card fights so you can get all your bets set and place them against their MMA odds.
LFA 96: Mendonca Vs Dagvadorj | MMA Betting Analysis
Joseph Holmes Vs Ryan Leininger
After losing his first fight as a pro in Bellator, Joseph Holmes had reeled off back to back wins, with both victories coming by way of a stoppage. He will continue to try and move up wit Middleweight rankings when he faces Ryan Leininger, who comes into this bout with a 4-1 career mark. Leininger is coming off 3 straight wins in the DCS, all of which were opening round finishes. I have this one going the distance, with Holmes getting the decision.
Slava Borshchev Vs William Starks
The Lightweights are up next, with Slava Borshchev looking to maintain the unbeaten start to his pro career. After an opening round win in his first fight, Borschev was forced to go the distance for the win in his last outing. Starks has a 3-1 pro record and is coming into this bout on the heels of back to back wins. His last fight was the first one in his career that went the distance. I am leaning towards the Russian by decision.
Lisa Mauldin Vs Mitzi Merry
The ladies are up next in a 3-round bantamweight bout, with both fighters looking for a little more consistency. Mauldin is 3-2 and has not won back to back fights since the first 2 fights of her pro career. She is coming off a UD loss in her last fight. Mitzi Merry won the first 2 fights of her career but will be looking to bounce back from a loss last time out. I see a close one here, but I have Merry winning by decision.
Mark Martin Vs Matthew Colquhoun
It’s a Welterweight bout next, with Mark Martin looking to maintain a solid run of form that has seen him win 3 in a row to take his pro record to 4-1. Martin has a pair of first round finishes in those 3 wins. At 8-4, Colquhoun is definitely the more experienced of the two fighters, but he has also had some issues with consistency of late. He has won 3 of his last 4, but I think he takes the KO loss in this one.
Mo Miller Vs Regivaldo Carvalho
Mo Miller is quickly making a mark in the Bantamweight division, winning the first 4 fights of his pro career, the previous 3 of which he has finished early. This will be his second appearance in the LFA after beating Mando Gutierrez back in September. Carvalho has rebounded nicely from back to back losses to win 2 in a row, with bot of those wins coming at Bellator. This should be a good fight that goes the distance. I am taking Miller here.
Anthony Romero Vs Zach Juusola
It’s a Lightweight duel that serves as the co-main event of the night. Canadian Fighter Anthony Romero will be looking to improve on his perfect 8-0 record and is a heavy favorite to do so in this one. Romero has proven to be able to win quickly or go the distance, and he looks to be a good bet against Juusola, who has 3 straight losses ahead of this one. I think that this could be a blink and you miss it fight, with Romero getting the job done early.
Maycon Mendonca Vs Batsumberel Dagvadorj
With Welterweight champion Jaleel Willis signing with Bellator, the belt is up for grabs on Friday night. We can expect a bit of a war in this one, I believe. Mendonca, who is 10-4, comes into this bout on a 4-fight win streak, with his last 2 wins coming in the early rounds. Dagvadorj is sitting at 7-0 in his pro career and has a habit of getting the job done early. His last fight was an opening round win at Bellator 226. I think he gets the win here and I do not see this one going the distance.