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MMA returns to Sanford Pentagon for two events in May

05/17/2021, 10:00am CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – MMA makes its return to Sioux Falls with two events in May at the Sanford Pentagon with cards from Legacy Fighting Alliance featuring many fighters with ties to South Dakota and the Midwest.

LFA 107, which takes place on May 14, will be closed to the general public. The main card will air on UFC Fight Pass.

LFA 108, which takes place on May 21, will be held with limited capacity. Tickets for LFA 108 are available for purchase at Contact Derek Sparks at 605-312-7917 for ringside tables, suites and 4-pack tickets with food vouchers to Blue Rock Bar and Grill.

Sanford MMA fighter Gregory Rodrigues takes on Josh Fremd for the LFA Middleweight title in LFA 108. Former Wyoming wrestling star Bryce Meredith, former All-American wrestler at Iowa State Pat Downey and Huron native and former University of Minnesota football player Bailey Schoenfelder will be making their professional debuts at LFA 108. Schoenfelder is also the cousin of former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

Greenway and MMA stars Ryan Bader, Robbie Lawler and Logan Storley are scheduled to be in attendance at LFA 108. Lawler and Storley compete for Sanford MMA, a team of nearly 40 elite fighters that train in a state-of-the-art facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

The Sanford Pentagon has hosted various mixed martial arts events since 2014, including Bellator 204 in August 2018 and multiple RFA/LFA cards. More than a dozen fighters who have competed at the Pentagon have gone on to fight for Bellator or UFC.

LFA 107
Friday, May 14
Main Card at 8 p.m.

  • Lightweight Main Event Bout: Daniel Swain (20-10-1) vs. Kamuela Kirk (10-4)
  • Co-Main Event Bantamweight Bout: Ricardo Dias (9-4) vs. George Garcia (9-4)
  • Feature Bantamweight Bout: Samarbek Sabyrzhan (5-1) vs. Allan Begesso (5-0-1)
  • Heavyweight Bout: Anthony Garrett (6-2) vs. Jordan Heiderman (3-0)
  • Lightweight Bout: Daniel Jefferson (2-2) vs. James Wilson (3-0)
  • Flyweight Bout: Ambar De La Herran (0-0) vs. Taylor Mauldin (0-0)

Preliminary Card at 6 p.m.

  • Welterweight Bout: Ray Waters (0-0) vs. Elj Portee (2-2)
  • Welterweight Bout: Thomas Powell (4-5) vs. Corey Davis (5-3)
  • Straweight Bout: Shania Arredondo (0-0) vs. Alandria Brown (0-0)

LFA 108
Friday, May 21
Main Card at 8 p.m.

  • LFA Middleweight Title Bout: Gregory Rodrigues (8-3) vs. Josh Fremd (7-1)
  • Co-Main Event Flyweight Bout: Mark Climaco (5-0) vs. Rodney Kealohi (5-1)
  • Featured Heavyweight Bout: Richard Foster (5-4) vs. Thomas Peterson (4-0)
  • Welterweight Bout: Ernesto Ancona (3-0) vs. Tyler Ray (7-2)

  • Strawweight Bout: Kathryn Paprocki (2-1) vs. Tiani Valley (3-2)
  • Flyweight Bout: Nick Clem (3-1) vs. Clayton Carpenter (3-0)
  • Bantamweight Bout: Steven Merrill (5-6) vs. Bryce Meredith (0-0)

Preliminary Card at 5:15 p.m.

  • Welterweight Bout: Kenan Jackson (1-0) vs. Blayne Richards (3-1)
  • Heavyweight Bout: James Munoz (0-0) vs. Bailey Schoenfelder (0-0)
  • Welterweight Bout: Sarek Shields (0-0) vs. Ben Goodwin (0-0)
  • Welterweight Bout: Archie Colgan (1-0) vs. Keith Phathaem (2-2-1)
  • Middleweight Bout: Cooper Hayes (2-1) vs. Jeff Neilsen (5-1)
  • Bantamweight Bout: Eva Bozich Brundage (0-0) vs. Cheyanne Bowers (2-0)
  • Catchweight Bout: Thomas Vievering (5-3) vs. Colten Larson (4-2)

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