With LFA bantamweight champion Miles Johns forced to withdraw from next week’s LFA 62 event, another fighter will now look to make a bit of history for the promotion.
LFA officials announced that LFA interim flyweight champion Casey Kenney (10-1-1) will move up one division and challenger for a newly minted interim bantamweight title against Johns’ original opponent, Vince Cachero (6-0).
If victorious, Kenney would become LFA’s first two-division champion.
“LFA bantamweight champion Miles Johns was forced to withdraw from his first title defense due to a hand injury,” LFA CEO Ed Soares. “Top contender Vince Cachero will now face our interim flyweight champion Casey Kenney for the LFA interim bantamweight title next week when LFA returns to The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas at LFA 62.”
As with all LFA events, the card airs on AXS TV.
Kenney is currently riding the strength of a three-fight winning streak, all earned while competing under the LFA banner, including a November win over Brandon Royval at LFA 53 to claim the interim flyweight title. The run follows a two-fight stint for Kenney with Dana White’s Contender Series, where he earned a decision win over C.J. Hamilton before suffering a split-decision loss to Adam Antolin.
Meanwhile, Cachero is an undefeated Hawaiian native who now lives and trains in Los Angeles. Fighting professionally since 2017, Cachero is perfect through his first six professional MMA contests, including a 4-0 mark in the LFA.
The LFA 62 lineup now includes:
MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET
- Casey Kenney vs. Vince Cachero – for vacant interim bantamweight title
- Ahmet Kayretli vs. Levi Mowles
- Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Carlos Martinez
- Cody Freeman vs. Fernie Garcia
- Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Valerie Soto
- Angel Cruz vs. Austin Lingo
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- Ray Borg gets new opponent for UFC on ESPN 2; Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert added
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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