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LFA 27 heads to Oklahoma with Watley vs. Wilson lightweight title fight

LFA will return to Oklahoma next month, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event.

Lightweight champion Robert Watley (8-1) will take on top contender Daryl Wilson (7-1) in the LFA 27 main event, the promotion today announced. In the co-feature, Myron Dennis (15-6) will take on Ryan Spann (11-5) in a light heavyweight bout.

LFA 27 takes place Nov. 10 at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card will air live on AXS TV.

Watley lost his pro debut, but hasn’t looked back with eight straight wins. He signed with LFA earlier this year and got an immediate title shot against final RFA lightweight champ Thiago Moises and won a unanimous decision at LFA 17 in July to take the belt. The fight against Wilson will be his first title defense.

Wilson will be fighting in front of his home Oklahoma fans. He comes into the fight on a four-fight winning streak, including a one-punch knockout of Jarrod Card at LFA 18 in August in just 64 seconds. That fight was his promotional debut.

Dennis and Spann were supposed to fight at LFA 9 in April, but Spann was forced out with a training injury. Dennis fought and beat Danilo Marques, instead. Spann fought and submitted LeMarcus Tucker at LFA 23 in September.

The LFA 27 event includes:

  • Champ Robert Watley vs. Daryl Wilson – for lightweight title
  • Myron Dennis vs. Ryan Spann
  • Derrick Adkins vs. Alex Hernandez
  • Kendrick Latchman vs. Tyler Shinn
  • Micol DiSegni vs. Morgan Solis
  • Ken Coulter vs. Kyle Driscoll

For more on LFA 27, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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