LFA brings Interim Flyweight Championship to the Land of 10,000 Lakes at LFA 181

Presented By: RESILITE







LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

Tickets are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com


LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will have a new championship headliner when it returns to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” in April at LFA 181. The change came after the champion Eduardo Chapolin and his replacement Jordan Harris both withdrew from their bouts with an injury. This will be the twenty-first LFA event to take place in the state of Minnesota. Twenty of these events have taken place at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, which is located just 25 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities.

LFA 181, Presented by RESILITE, takes place Friday, April 5th at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

The main event will now feature an interim flyweight title fight between undefeated top contenders Igor Siqueira and Eimar Hernadez. The entire main card will be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

“We are excited to bring the Interim Flyweight Championship to Minnesota at LFA 181,” stated Soares. “The new main event will crown an interim flyweight champion in one of our deepest divisions. LFA flyweight champion Eduardo Chapolin withdrew from his title defense against Eimar Hernandez due to an injury. This created an interim title shot opportunity for Jordan Harris. Unfortunately, Harris was then injured. Now former LFA title challenger Igor Siqueira will step in. Siqueira was set to headline LFA 180 this Friday against Kevin Fernandez, but Fernandez also withdrew with an injury. Siqueira will now face Hernandez for the interim title in a battle of top 125-pound prospects. The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is an incredible venue and we look forward to bringing another explosive title fight to our great fight fans in the Upper Midwest.”

Tickets for LFA 181: Siqueira vs. Hernandez are available for purchase NOW through Ticketmaster.com.

Siqueira (9-2) is a man looking to make a statement after proving he belongs at the top of the flyweight division last summer. After his teammate Felipe Bunes signed with the UFC and vacated the strap, Siqueira fought Cody Davis in an epic title fight that lasted nearly the full 25-minutes in the main event of LFA 161. The 30-year-old native of Moju, Pará, Brazil came up short that night in Los Angeles, but immediately asked LFA brass for the toughest test available in order to put himself back in the title picture. The Paraense was granted that request in the form of Fernandez. Siqueira is full of confidence as he trains alongside the legendary Pitbull Brothers, Patricio and Patricky, as well as former LFA champions Leandro Higo and Bunes. The man known as “Golden Boy” is well traveled having earned notable wins in his native Brazil as well as Colombia and Mexico. Now the regional champion looks to pick up his first title on American soil as he gets set to headline a second consecutive LFA event.

Hernandez (7-0) is a man that is seeing his path to the LFA title come full circle. Four years ago, Hernandez concluded his amateur MMA career at LFA 82 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. This happened just a couple weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 changed the landscape of MMA by forcing the cancellation of most events. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native decided to turn pro the following year and made the move west to train with UFC Hall of Fame member Urijah Faber at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. In that time, Hernandez has also had the benefit of training alongside UFC star and LFA great Maycee Barber. The two have trained together at Roufusport in Milwaukee and Team Alpha Male. The dynamic striker has won all of his bouts and a regional title since turning pro and now looks for LFA gold when he returns to the promotion.


Main Card Worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):

Main Event | Interim Flyweight Title Bout (125 lb)
Igor Siqueira (9-2) vs. Eimar Hernandez (7-0)

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Quang Le (7-0) vs. Tial Thang (6-3)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Isaac Thomson (6-1) vs. Shaheen Santana (7-3)

Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Santos Verdinez (4-1) vs. Keegan Witbeck (6-1)

Middleweight Bout (185 lb)
Wes Schultz (5-1) vs. Adland Benson (4-2)

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Alvin Hines (2-0) vs. Justin Smith (3-0)


Preliminary Card (Featured Bouts available on the LFA Fight Network®):

Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Steven Asplund (2-0) vs. Larry Gonzales (4-1)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Noah Lindsey (4-1) vs. Mark Choinski (4-0)

Women’s Strawweight Bout (115 lb)
Jayde Sheeley (2-1) vs. Hannah Brobyskov (0-0)

Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Canon Swanson (1-0) vs. Kurtis Ellis (2-2)

Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Kelton Sneve (2-0) vs. Davion Trotter (1-0)

Catchweight Bout (150 lb)
Griffin Parriott (2-1) vs. Michael Banks (2-4)



About LFA:
LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC in 2017. It has launched the careers of over 300 athletes that have reached the pinnacle of MMA by competing in the UFC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the world including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. Based in Las Vegas, NV, LFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. The promotion owns and operates LFA FIGHT NETWORK™, a premium YouTube channel that features live combat sports events alongside live LFA Prelims and historical fights.

Please visit LFA.com for updates and information. Visit the official LFA YouTube channel (LFA FIGHT NETWORK™) at @LFAfights. LFA is on Facebook at Facebook.com/LFAfighting. LFA is also on Instagram at @LFAfighting and X (formerly Twitter) at @LFAfighting.


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