SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
LFA 166: NETO vs. CONRADO
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS®
GINÁSIO DO POLVILHO
CAJAMAR, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced that the promotion will return to Brazil in September with the Welterweight Championship at LFA 166. This event will take place following UFC on ESPN: Gane vs. Spivak, which will have an early start time in Paris, France. LFA 166 will be the fourth LFA event to be held on a Saturday and it will be the twelfth LFA event to take place in Brazil after the promotion’s international expansion began in the summer of 2021. This will also be the seventh LFA event to take place in the state of São Paulo, which is Brazil’s most populous state. LFA has also visited the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco.
LFA 166: Neto vs. Conrado takes place Saturday, September 2nd at the Ginásio do Polvilho in Cajamar, São Paulo, Brazil. The main event will feature a welterweight title fight between dynamic Brazilian finishers Geraldo Neto and Magnus Conrado. 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 Welterweight Championship to Brazil at LFA 166,” stated Soares. “The main event will see Geraldo Neto and Magnus Conrado square off for the vacant LFA welterweight title. Neto was originally scheduled to fight Vanilto Antunes for the title in the main event of LFA 162, but Antunes was injured before the fight. Neto will now fight fellow BJJ black belt Magnus Conrado for the title in September.”
Neto (17-6) knew his LFA debut bout against Argemiro Delmandes would have heavy implications riding on the outcome of their bout at LFA 159. He just did not realize how high the stakes were until it was all said and done. Neto came into that bout with a fearsome reputation for his incredible finishing ability and wasted no time displaying his killer instinct by locking in a Rear Naked Choke in the first round. That was the 17th win of his career and 16th coming via stoppage to increase his ferocious finishing rate to just over 94%. More importantly, it secured the man known as “Luan Santana” an LFA title shot. The 32-year-old Mato-Grossense, who trains under UFC and PRIDE veteran Cristiano Marcello at CM System, was set to fight for the title at LFA 162, but now he has the rest of the Brazilian winter to prepare.
Conrado (18-4) is a man that earned his shot at the LFA title on the strength of what he accomplished this past May. This happened when the BJJ black belt traveled to Ekaterinburg, Russia, which is known as “The Capital of the Urals”, to headline the MMA portion of a Russian combat sports event against a surging Russian prospect Ilyas Khamzin. Conrado, who won a fight early in his career in Argentina, was comfortable fighting in enemy territory and doing things the hard way. He also knew leaving a decision in the hands of the judges was not an option. The 28-year-old Norte-Rio-Grandense relied on that past experience fighting away from home. Conrado had submitted his Argentinian opponent in the first round and did the same against his Russian opponent. Now he looks to capture LFA gold.
Currently Announced Main Card:
Main Event | Welterweight Title Bout (170 lb)
Geraldo Neto (17-6) vs. Magnus Conrado (18-4)
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 280 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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About GINÁSIO DO POLVILHO:
The Municipality of Cajamar, through the Department of Public Works and Services, coordinated the complete renovation of the entire structure. of the Polvilho Gym. Maintenance and repairs were carried out in the entire infrastructure of the gym with new coverage, increase in the dimensions of the court, painting, accessibility to bathrooms, access ramp, installation of a new electronic scoreboard, new hydraulic basketball tables, renovation and installation of LED lighting in the entire indoor and outdoor area of the gym. The restructuring of the space will provide significant improvements for the court to host the numerous competitions held throughout the year and also for the sports projects in various modalities that the City Hall offers free of charge to the population. For more info visit the Cajamar official website.