LFA 36 will take place on Friday at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California and the event will be headlined by a title fight as Ricky Simon will make his first LFA bantamweight title defense when he is challenged by Vinicius Zani on the fight card that will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
Simon (11-1) won the vacant LFA bantamweight title last year at LFA 29 with a decision victory over Chico Camus and he enters LFA 36 riding a four fight winning streak. Three of those four wins have come by decision, including a split decision win over Donavon Frelow on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
During last week’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Simon was a guest on the podcast to preview his matchup on Friday against Zani. Along with previewing the fight, he talked about his mullet and spending a portion of his training camp in Hawaii to prepare for this matchup.