Unbeaten world-ranked flyweight Alexis Vila will square off with King of the Cage veteran Lewis McKenzie in the Mixed Fighting Alliance “New Generation 4” main event on Saturday at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, Fla. The 125-pound scrap highlights a 10-fight lineup for the Florida-based MFA promotion.

Vila (Pictured) has made no bones about his desire to fight inside a major promotion. Perfect as a professional, the 39-year-old has secured seven of his eight career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Vila, an American Top Team representative who has finished his last six foes, last appeared under the MFA banner in June, when he stopped Duke Roufus protégé Omar Choudhury on third-round punches at the La Covacha Restaurant and Nightclub in Miami, Fla. A bronze medalist in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, he later defected from his native Cuba.

McKenzie finds himself on the rebound following a third-round TKO loss to Frank Baca at KOTC “Confrontation” in January. The Norman, Okla.-based flyweight has delivered eight of his 10 career wins by KO, TKO or submission. McKenzie has suffered consecutive defeats only once as a professional. “Hoodini” won his first seven fights, debuting in September 2008.

In the “New Generation 4” co-headliner notorious street-fighter Dhafir “Da Da 5000” Harris will lock horns with Tim Papp. Cut from the same cloth as Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Harris made his professional debut at Action Fight League’s “Rock-N-Rumble 2” in March, knocking out Cedric James in 2:34.

Alexis Vila vs. Lewis McKenzie
Dhafir “Da Da 5000” Harris vs. Tim Papp
Mike Rio vs. Sylvain Bynum
Denis Hernandez vs. Gabriel Verona
Patrick Williams vs. Justin Linn
Joey Rodriguez vs. John Cicio Jr.
Jose Caceres vs. Fred Lanna
Josh Mercado vs. Ryan Hayes
Mario Vargas vs. Felix Penarvel
Victor Delgado vs. Lasiel Marquez

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