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LFA 109: McKinney vs Irizarry set for June 4 | FightBook MMA
May 26, 2021
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — LFA CEO Ed Soares introduced right now that the promotion will return to Oklahoma in June. LFA 109 will characteristic an explosive light-weight showdown when the promotion returns to the Sooner State. This would be the seventh occasion the promotion has hosted within the OKC space in 2021.
LFA 109: McKinney vs. Irizarry takes place Friday, June 4th on the Grand Occasion Heart in Shawnee, Oklahoma, which is an exurb of Oklahoma Metropolis. The primary occasion will characteristic a light-weight showdown between dynamic finisher Terrance “T.Wrecks” McKinney and prime Puerto Rican prospect Michael Irizarry. The complete fundamental card shall be accessible worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS® at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
“We’re excited to deliver one other thrilling LFA occasion to Oklahoma in June,” acknowledged LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Terrance McKinney is coming off among the finest knockout wins of 2021 and is seeking to solidify himself on the prime of the light-weight division. He’ll face prime Puerto Rican prospect Michael Irizarry in the principle occasion of LFA 109.”
McKinney (9-3) returns to the LFA Octagon simply 5 weeks after scoring the largest win of his profession. That win got here in opposition to Brazilian knockout artist Luis “Toninho Marajo” Gavinho within the co-main occasion of LFA 106. What made the win so spectacular was the way in which McKinney was in a position to knockout a person identified for quick finishes in simply 17 seconds. The highly-touted prospect often called “T.Wrecks” launched a head kick on the Brazilian veteran that introduced an abrupt finish to their encounter. The spotlight reel knockout has since gone viral and the 26-year-old from Spokane, Washington skyrocketed up the light-weight standings. McKinney now returns to the identical venue the place he achieved that unbelievable win to headline his first occasion for the promotion at LFA 109.
Irizarry (12-3) shall be making his highly-anticipated LFA debut, whereas additionally proudly representing the island of Puerto Rico as the primary Puerto Rican born fighter to battle for the promotion. The 25-year-old native of “Isla del Encanto” grew up within the city of Añasco on the west coast of the island, hoping to at some point proceed the proud Boricua combating custom. Whereas the UFC has seen the emergence of stars resembling Anthony Pettis, Rob Font, and Jimmie Rivera who all have Puerto Rican heritage, the island remains to be principally identified for its boxing greats Wilfredo Gomez, Felix Trinidad, and Miguel Cotto who grew up on the island. Irizarry hopes to vary that by giving Puerto Rico its first native born star in MMA. That objective now has a transparent path as he shall be headlining LFA 109.
At the moment Introduced Primary Card (Out there worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS®):
Primary Occasion | Light-weight Bout (155 lb)
Terrance McKinney (9-3) vs. Michael Irizarry (12-3)
Co-Primary Occasion | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb)
Askar Askar (11-1) vs. Justin Wetzell (6-1)
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Edwin Cooper (3-1) vs. Robson Junior (3-0)
Ladies’s Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Gerrica Trias (1-0) vs. Ky Bennett (1-2)
Flyweight Bout (125 lb)
Manuel Medina (1-1) vs. Kevin Fernandez (0-0)
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Haris Talundzic (2-0) vs. Gabriel Gideon (0-0)
Heavyweight Bout (265 lb)
Ingrid Sewa (0-0) vs. Luis Schwenke (0-0)
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