MMA returning to Sanford Pentagon in April for LFA 64

Tickets for the April 26 event go on sale Friday.

By: Sanford Health News .

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MMA will make its return to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on April 26 with a card from Legacy Fighting Alliance that will crown an interim lightweight champion and feature several fighters from South Dakota.

The main event of LFA 64 — Park vs. Jackson — will feature an interim lightweight title bout. In it, sheriff’s deputy Harvey “Fightbot” Park (11-2) battles fellow top prospect Demarques “Scrap Iron” Jackson (10-2). The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. CT.

Tickets for LFA 64 are available for purchase Friday at Ticketmaster.com.

“I am excited to bring LFA back to South Dakota at LFA 64,” said Ed Soares, CEO of Legacy Fighting Alliance. “Harvey Park and Demarques Jackson are two of the most exciting prospects in the sport. They will face each other for the LFA interim lightweight title, while the champion Austin Hubbard takes time off. The winner of Park vs. Jackson will face Hubbard to unify the title later this year. On, Friday, April 26th, we will add the next chapter to the state’s history, which began with its first sanctioned event at RFA 17.”

Jordon Larson, Sam Garrett, Robiel Tesfaldet and Jeff Nielsen are among the fighters with South Dakota ties who will make their return to the Sanford Pentagon for LFA 64 – Park vs. Jackson.

Blue Rock Bar and Grill will host the official pre-fight party starting at 3 p.m. April 26. There will be appearances by celebrity athletes, including former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, as well as drink and happy hour specials.

Weigh-ins for LFA 64 will take place at Blue Rock on April 25.

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