FRIDAY, JUNE 23
LFA 161: DAVIS vs. SIQUEIRA
TOP AMERICAN PROSPECT
TOP BRAZILIAN PROSPECT
INTERIM FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced details today about the promotion’s return to southern California in June. LFA 161 will feature an interim flyweight title fight between two of the division’s top prospects when the promotion returns to the Golden State. This interim opportunity became available as the promotion awaits the return of its sitting champion Felipe Bunes. LFA 161 will be the fifteenth LFA event to take place in the state, while the main event will crown the eleventh 125-pound champion in LFA history.
LFA 161 takes place Friday, June 23rd at The Commerce Casino & Hotel in Commerce, California, which is located in southeast Los Angeles County. The main event will feature an interim flyweight world title fight between top American prospect Cody Davis and top Brazilian prospect Igor Siqueira. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“We are excited to kick off our summer schedule by bringing a title fight to my home state of California at LFA 161,” stated Soares. “The main event will see Los Angeles native Cody Davis face top Brazilian prospect Igor Siqueira for the LFA interim flyweight title. Davis has been impressive for us by racking up three dominant wins, while Siqueira is a regional champion in Mexico and trains with our current flyweight champion Felipe Bunes and our former bantamweight champion Leandro Higo. This will add another memorable chapter to the history of our storied flyweight division.”
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Davis (7-1) is a man looking for the crowning moment of his career to come in his hometown of Los Angeles. After signing with the LFA in 2022, the 28-year-old Angeleno has won fights in Chicagoland at LFA 123, Los Angeles at LFA 148, and New York at LFA 155. After building his name and fanbase in the country’s three biggest media markets, Davis now looks to capture his first world title back in front of his local fans in Los Angeles. In fact, this was something the CMMA product specifically asked for after becoming the first man to defeat Joseph “Seay” Camacho at LFA 155 in March. Davis submitted the top Guamanian prospect with a first round Arm-Triangle Choke and immediately jumped up with the signature hand gesture showing he wants a belt around his waist. He then confirmed to Gilbert Melendez in his post-fight interview, inside the cage, that was indeed what he wanted next. That opportunity will come at LFA 161.
Siqueira (9-1) is a man looking to fortify the LFA flyweight title with another line of defense. This is because the title is currently occupied by his teammate and friend Bunes, who won the title in January, but is not expected to return to action until later this year. The 29-year-old Brazilian is a native of Moju, Pará, Brazil, which is located just to the southwest of his home state’s capital city of Belém. The Paraense has since moved to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in the Northeast Region of Brazil where he trains alongside the legendary Pitbull Brothers, Patricio and Patricky, as well as former LFA bantamweight champion Leandro Higo and Bunes. The man known as “Golden Boy” will now make his long-awaited American soil debut after picking up notable wins in his native Brazil as well as Colombia and Mexico. In fact, Siqueira is a regional champion in Mexico and now looks to add more gold to his growing trophy case at LFA 161.
Currently Announced Fight Card:
Main Event | Interim Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
Cody Davis (7-1) vs. Igor Siqueira (9-1)
Co-Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Renato Valente (9-6) vs. Daniel Compton (8-2)
Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Giovanna Canuto (4-0) vs. Hilarie Rose (6-6)
In 2017, RFA and Legacy FC merged to form LFA, the premier developmental organization in Mixed Martial Arts. The combined forces of LFA launched the careers of over 270 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. In 2018, the promotion joined the Imperial Family Companies group (formerly London Trust Media). In 2019, the promotion announced a broadcast partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS®. In 2021, the LFA expanded internationally by hosting multiple events in Brazil.
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