LFA 99: Dennis vs. Cherant goes down Feb. 12, inside the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The night culminates with title aspirations as Myron Dennis and Fabio Cherant compete for the vacant LFA Light Heavyweight title. However, there are a trio of bouts adorning the LFA 99 card that are definitely flying under the radar.
Bouts Lacking Proper Shine At LFA 99
1. Darian Weeks vs. Craig Fairley
The only welterweight scrap on the card sees unbeaten prospect Weeks (4-0) takes on Fairley (3-4). Weeks is a solid orthodox fighter but also has an outstanding wrestling pedigree. Unlike his opponent Fairley, the 27-year old is on a four-fight winning streak. Despite Fairley struggling in his last bout against Calen Born, he is proven to be a problem during grappling sequences. Fairley’s ability to grab an armbar against Adam Rider at Shamrock FC 323 showed that he can definitely catch opponents off guard. With Bellator MMA experience, it wouldn’t be wise to count out a seasoned athlete like Fairley at LFA 99.
2. Trevor Wallace vs. Cesar Gutierrez
Wallace (3-0) stands orthodox with a variety of weapons on the feet and also has excellent movement for a heavyweight. Specifically, the way in which he pivots his feet, but also fires a straight right that often staggers opponents or sets them out of position. Expect the undefeated American to look to use combinations to shut his opponent’s offense down. Facing Wallace at LFA 99 is Gutierrez (2-2) who is a dangerous finisher in his own right. Despite Gutierrez’s .500 record, he’s finished both opponents in his two professional wins. Undoubtedly a dangerous fight for both, each man will have the opportunity to nail down a statement performance.
3. Cody Brundage vs. Joseph Kropschot
Brundage (5-1) is a dynamic wrestler, who fights out of Factory X Muay Thai with head coach Marc Montoya. It’s safe to say that training will help compliment his wrestling strengths, but also the power he carries on the feet. In addition, as his cardio improves, his power will continue to translate into the later rounds. Conversely, the 6″2″ 25-year old Kropschot (4-1) has all the physical attributes to make for a demanding task for any athlete. Even though Kropschot endured a setback in his last bout, he’s an athlete who always brings an aggressive pace to secure the finish. Overall, of his five professional bouts, four have ended with his opponent on the canvas, with his hand raised in the air.
LFA 99 airs Friday, February 12 exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.