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LFA bringing another title to Minnesota Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:45

Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to return to Minnesota in December, and the major organization announced the bulk of that fight card this week.

LFA 29 is slated for Dec. 15 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake. Fights are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and tickets are on sale now through participating fighters, cagetix.com and at the Mystic Lake box office. Also, check back next week as Minnesota MMA News will have tickets to give away every week leading up to fight night. 

LFA 29's main event is for the organization's 135-pound title. UFC veteran Chico Camus is set to square off against Ricky Simon.

Simon has run his pro record to 10-1, and he was a perfect 7-0 as an amateur. Simon already has big promotions like Tachi Palace Fights and Titan FC. He fought for the Titan belt 2016 but suffered a submission loss to Anderson dos Santos. After starting his career with four straight knockouts, five of Simon's last six wins have come via decision.

Camus is a fan favorite, and he's been on a tear since being cut by the UFC. He has a career record of 18-7, but Camus has won four straight since his UFC release. Three of those wins have come under the RFA/LFA banner, and all wins came via decision.

Minnesota's Ben "The Baker" Neumann returns to action at LFA 29. This will be Neumann's first fight since suffering a loss to Derrick Krantz in May for the LFA 170-pound title.

Neumann, who's 12-5 as a pro, will square off against Jason Witt in December. Witt is 11-4 as a pro and he's fighting out of Kansas City. He is a Bellator and Titan veteran who's coming in on a three-fight winning streak.

In a featured bout, Minnesota's Mike "The Marine" Richman returns to action against Jeff Peterson.

Following a suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, Richman returned to MMA in January. He suffered a loss at LFA 2 against Lazar Stojadinovic by unanimous decision. Richman, who's 18-7 as a pro, still is a deadly striker, but he'll be tested against another tough opponent in Peterson, who's gained a big following in Minnesota.

Peterson is originally from Wisconsin, but he trains at Alliance in California now. He started his pro career at just 3-3

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