On Friday, July 17, Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted its 85th event from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned a strawweight champion as undefeated Sam Hughes took on once-beaten Vanessa Demopoulos. After going just 3-3 as amateur, Hughes had feasted on regional competition to compile a 4-0 record. Demopoulos suffered her lone defeat to Invicta veteran Itzel Esquivel, but had won three straight.
The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 9 p.m. ET.