Nick Barnes (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

LFA 20’s Nick Barnes: The Phoenix Rises

On Friday, Aug. 25, Legacy Fighting Alliance will visit the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., for its 20th event.

In the night’s main event, RFA alum Chad Curry clashes with Bellator MMA veteran Nick Barnes in a welterweight match-up. Curry enters the match-up having won two straight and seven of his nine career victories have come via TKO. Barnes, meanwhile, aims to rebound from a first-round submission loss to current UFC fighter Brian Camozzi in his last outing. Like Curry, Barnes has finished the majority of his wins, including six by submission.

The event airs live Friday at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV.


Above is a video interview with Barnes (courtesy of AXS TV), who talks about his life and MMA career. From Mortal Kombat to getting in the cage, Barnes talks about his path to the headlining bout in Minnesota.

LFA 20 Fight Card
Chad Curry vs. Nick Barnes
Nate Jennerman vs. Bobby Moffett
Travis Perzynski vs. Carl Wittstock
Kelly Kobold vs. Christine Stanley
Bobby Lee vs. Ashkan Morvari
Brandon Jenkins vs. Jeff Peterson
Melvin Blumer vs. Shawn West
Vanyu Xiong vs. Angel Pacheco (a)
Caleb Merth vs. Christian Rodriguez (a)
Tyler Manning (vs. Bryan Bautista (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest