The inaugural LFA lightweight champion will be crowned next week as Robert Watley will meet Thiago Moises on the fight card coming from the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Watley (7-1) has won seven in a row since losing his professional debut in 2014 and four of his seven wins have come by stoppage. He enters LFA as the Shogun Fights and XCC lightweight champion and he is coming off a stoppage victory against Josh Visel at XCC 27.

On this edition of “The MMA Report Podcast Extra,” Watley previews his title fight against Moises at LFA 17 and explains the role his family plays into his fighting career.