Carlos Mota Out Of LFA 100, Nate Smith Steps In

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 01: (L-R) Nate Smith punches Jimmy Flick in a flyweight bout during week five of Dana White's Contender Series season four at UFC APEX on September 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)

LFA 100 will have a new main event title fight.

Undefeated Brazilian flyweight Carlos Mota (5-0) will not fight Victor Altamirano in the main event of LFA 100. LFA announcer Ron Kruck announced on the LFA 99 broadcast that Mota is out and Nate Smith will step in on a week’s notice to fight for the vacant LFA flyweight title.

Altamirano and Mota were supposed to fight in 2018 at LFA 73, but travel issues put a stop to that.

Altamirano (8-1) is riding a two-fight winning streak and is currently undefeated while fighting under the LFA banner. He most recently fought at LFA 95, where he defeated Lloyd McKinney via triangle choke in the second round.

Smith (6-1) is coming off a loss to Jimmy Flick, the last person to hold the LFA flyweight title. Smith fought Flick on season four of Dana White’s Contender Series and lost via arm-triangle choke.

The LFA flyweight title has never been defended because the title holder usually gets a call from the UFC. Past LFA champions include Flick, Brandon Moreno, Casey Kenney, and Brandon Royval.

The LFA 100 fight card now looks like this.

  • Victor Altamirano vs. Nate Smith
  • Anthony Adams vs. Gregory Rodrigues
  • Steven Nguyen vs. Raihere Dudes
  • Charles Johnson  vs. Karlee Pangilian
  • Christian Natividad  vs. Evan Woolsey

LFA 100 takes place Friday, February 19, 2021 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.