The other MMA event on UFC Fight Pass finds Legacy Fighting Alliance making a return for the second card in three weeks to close out the month of January in mixed martial arts.
Friday night at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST, Fight Pass presents live coverage of LFA 81, originating from Costa Mesa, CA’s The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Event Center.
In total, LFA 81 will feature a 13-fight MMA card, including a seven-fight main card.
Highlighting the main card on Friday evening is a three-round non-title main event fight in the LFA’s Featherweight division.
Jamall Emmers (16-4) will fight Rafael Barbosa (12-2) to close out the main portion of the show.
Following the completion of Friday night’s main event, LFA will present two unaired postlims to end the show proper.
Heading into the main event on Friday night, Rafael Barbosa is the taller man, standing six feet even, two inches taller than Jamall Emmers at 5-foot-10.
Both men have posted 4-1 marks in their respective last five fights.
Emmers has a three-fight winning streak going into this fight.
Last time out, he scored a first-round knockout of Jay Cuccinello in Final Fight Championship 38 with just seven seconds left on the opening-round clock.
In the other corner, Barbosa saw his four-fight winning streak stopped in his most recent fight, losing by split decision to Luis Nogueira in Future FC 9.
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According to Tapology, Jamall Emmers has a two-inch reach advantage (74 inches to 72 inches) heading into this fight.
Prediction: Jamall Emmers by second-round knockout.
For a complete look at the LFA 81 card, take a look:
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LFA 81 at a Glance: (all times Friday)
Card: 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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