FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
LFA 169: WARD vs. WALKER
LANDRY “THE LONE STAR KID” WARD
ALFRED “FREIGHT TRAIN” WALKER
THE FACTORY IN DEEP ELLUM
LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
Tickets are available at TheFactoryInDeepEllum.com
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will kick off Red River Rivalry weekend and conclude its Texas Tour in October. The tour allowed the promotion to return to the state of its inception with 3 action-packed events across 3 regions starting at the end of July in Belton (Central Texas), continuing in August in El Paso (Upper Rio Grande), and ending in Dallas (Metroplex) on the first Friday in October.
LFA 169 will feature a featherweight showdown at the top of the card, which will pit Texas and Oklahoma’s top 145-pound prospects against each other. This will be the twelfth LFA event to take place in the City of Dallas, which is the city where the promotion hosted its first event. It will also be the twenty-fifth time that the LFA has traveled to “The Lone Star State” of Texas, which is the LFA’s most frequented destination.
LFA 169 takes place Friday, October 6th at The Factory in Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas. The main event will feature a featherweight showdown between fan favorite Landry “The Lone Star Kid” Ward and Oklahoma standout Alfred “Freight Train” Walker. 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 kick off Red River Rivalry weekend and conclude this year’s Texas Tour in the city and venue where it all started for LFA,” stated Soares. “The main event of LFA 169 will feature top Texas prospect Landry “The Lone Star Kid” Ward vs. Oklahoma standout Alfred “Freight Train” Walker in an MMA version of the Red River Rivalry. This will set the table for the annual Texas vs. Oklahoma football game that takes place across town the following night at the Cotton Bowl. Our Texas fanbase has been amazing and we look forward to capping this year’s tour of the state at The Factory in Deep Ellum.”
Tickets for LFA 169: Ward vs. Walker are available for purchase through TheFactoryInDeepEllum.com.
Ward (8-1) is one of Texas’ most beloved fighters and fastest-rising prospects, which he pays tribute to with his well-known nickname “The Lone Star Kid”. The proud Fort Worth native made his professional debut in the city of Dallas and will be celebrating his four-year anniversary in the sport with the first LFA headliner of his career. This comes on the strength of a “Fight of the Year” nominated performance he made in his promotional debut at LFA 163. Ward defeated Matheus Pereira in an all-action war in July, which was also his first fight in the state of Texas in two and a half years. Texas fans were quickly reminded why he is the state’s fastest rising prospect and will now get to see him return home to the Metroplex at LFA 169.
Walker (11-6) is a modern day Renaissance Man with a life that involves being a professional MMA fighter, professional kickboxer, entrepreneur, business owner, promoter, trainer, role model, and motivator. However, on October 6th, he will play the role of heel in sport’s latest iteration of the Red River Rivalry, which famously highlights competitions between Texas and Oklahoma. Walker is a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma and will proudly represent “The Sooner State” in hostile territory when he tangles with “The Lone Star Kid”. Walker earned this opportunity with an impressive résumé that includes a KO win over former LFA headliner Solo Hatley Jr. as well as wins over LFA veterans Chuka Willis, Daniel Carey, and Derrick Adkins.
Main Event | Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Landry Ward (8-1) vs. Alfred Walker (11-6)
Co-Main Event | Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Kevin Fernandez (6-1) vs. Joseph Camacho (6-1)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Alden Coria (6-2) vs. Aaron La Farge (5-3)
Women’s Catchweight Bout (140 lb)
Katharina Lehner (8-4) vs. Melissa Croden (4-2)
Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Richie Miranda (6-1) vs. James Hay (3-3)
Daniel De La Cruz (3-0) vs. Ismail Israilov (3-1)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Jimmy Meza (2-1) vs. Erique Owens (4-1)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Jon Hanes (0-0) vs. Marco Soto (0-0)
Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Shad Walters (0-0) vs. Darius Miller (0-1)
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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LFA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. LFA was formed by the powerhouse merger between RFA and Legacy FC. LFA presents live Mixed Martial Arts events on a monthly basis around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. 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 Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved).
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About THE FACTORY IN DEEP ELLUM:
Factory in Deep Ellum is a historic venue that accommodates up to 4,300 fans, consists of a mezzanine, VIP suites, and premium reserved seating options. The Factory in Deep Ellum is a state-of-the-art, 50,000 square foot venue located in the heart of Dallas’ world-famous Deep Ellum neighborhood, which is known for its rich culture of arts and entertainment. For more information visit TheFactoryInDeepEllum.com.