LFA 29 takes place at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota, on Friday (Dec. 15, 2017) at 9 p.m. (ET) live on AXS TV. The vacant bantamweight title is up for grabs in the main event as former UFC flyweight Chico Camus battles Ricky Simon.
Camus (18-7) has remained undefeated since he was released from the UFC in 2015 going a perfect 4-0. The Roufusport product is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former Titan FC title challenger Andrew Whitney at No Mercy 6. Simon (10-1) heads into his LFA debut on a three-fight win streak including a split decision nod over Donavon Frelow at Dana White’s Contender Series 5 back in May. The lone loss on Simons’ record was a short-notice submission setback to Anderson dos Santos at Titan FC 37 in March 2016.
In the co-main event Mike Richman looks for his first win since November 2014 when he faces Alliance lightweight prospect Jeff Peterson. After a failed drug test kept him on the sidelines for nearly two-years, Richman returned at LFA 2 in January where he lost a unanimous decision to Lazar Stojadinovic. “The Marine” has never lost three fights in a row. Peterson (8-4) heads into this matchup on a five-fight win streak including a split decision win over Brandon Jenkins at LFA 20 in August. “The Administrator” has gone the distance in three of his last five fights.
I interviewed several fighters on the card:
Here’s my interview with Chico Camus
Here’s my interview with Ricky Simon
Here’s my interview with Jeff Peterson
Here’s my interview with Sam Toomer
Here’s my interview with Nate Jennerman
Here’s my interview with Cameron Olson who takes on Jaquis Williams
Here’s my interview with Alton Cunningham who takes on Dominic Garcia
MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting odds for the following bouts on the LFA 29 card today at Several Bookmakers.
LFA 29 – Camus vs. Simon
Friday, December 15, 2017
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA
Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 9PM)
Main Event | Bantamweight Title Bout (135 lb)
Ricky Simon +115
Chico Camus -155
Co-Main Event | Lightweight Bout (155 lb)
Jeff Peterson +170
Mike Richman -230
Featherweight Bout (145 lb)
Nate Jennerman +175
Sam Toomer -245
Welterweight Bout (170 lb)
Ty Freeman +190
Jason Witt -270