Legacy Fighting Alliance ends its April residency in Oklahoma this Friday night with LFA 106, an eight-fight card from Shawnee, OK and the Grand Hotel Casino and Resort, one week removed from a 5-of-8 stoppage rate (62.5 percent), making for a 61.2 percent stoppage rate (46-of-74) for the promotion this year.
LFA 106 begins with the Facebook undercard at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, followed at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on Fight Pass with the main card.
Highlighting LFA 106 on Friday night is a nontitle main event at Light Heavyweight between Joshua Silveira (4-0) and Rafael Viana (6-1), a three-round fight at five minutes per round.
Going into your main event in Oklahoma on Friday, Joshua Silveira is the taller man, standing 6-foot-1, with Rafael Viana standing 5-foot-11.
How they got here:
Joshua Silveira has yet to lose in his professional MMA career and has gone 5-0 in his last five bouts dating back to amateur MMA.
Last time out, he submitted Matt Paul via first-round rear-naked choke in LFA 98 back in January.
In the other corner, Rafael Viana has posted a 4-1 mark in his last five MMA appearances.
Most recently, he was stopped by Devin Clark (second-round TKO due to a hand injury) during RFA 37’s main event more than five years ago on April 15, 2016.
RFA merged with Legacy Fighting Championships less than a year later to give way to the Legacy Fighting Alliance as it is known today.
The Tale of the Tape:
Tapology shows that Rafael Viana owns a 76 ½-inch reach, with no such information for Joshua Silveira.
Prediction: Joshua Silveira by unanimous decision.
Other fights on LFA 106’s main card include:
Co-Main Event: Toninho Cavinho (10-4) vs. Terrance McKinney (8-3) [Lightweight]
Kyle Estrada (10-6) vs. Tyler Wilson (6-3) [Bantamweight]
Cheyden Leialoha (7-2) vs. Edwin Chavez (4-0) [Featherweight]
Genia Goodin (2-0) vs. Kathryn Paprocki (2-1) [Strawweight]
Trevor Wallace (4-0) vs. Bubba Grant (7-6) [Heavyweight]
Mando Gutierrez (4-1) vs. William Elliott (3-1) [Bantamweight]