The world’s most controversial MMA league is returning to where it all started, announcing LFC: Hadden vs Mei will take place Friday May 30 at 8pm at the Silver Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. The event will feature 8 bouts including a title fight between reigning LFC champ Feather ‘The Hammer’ Hadden (17-1) and Helen ‘Ignite’ Mei (6-3).
New LFC prez Michelle Blanchard is excited to return to Sin City. “We always have great crowds there and many of our fighters train in Vegas,” the former Lingerie Football League star says.
Blanchard has lured several former LFC fighters back for this show including former champion Brenda Jones (14-3), Sheila Cardinal (7-8) and Susan Cordell (8-8).
“There was too much drama in the past,” Blanchard says, “and it turned some girls off.” When asked if this was a veiled insult directed at out-going president Roni Taylor, Blanchard refused to answer. It may be telling that Taylor’s husband, long-time LFC coach Jason Parsons, has also been replaced as has former pro wrestler Arik Loegen. Loegen, who lasted just one event, seemed unable to grasp MMA concepts and rumor has it there were demands for his firing from members of his team.
Regulars MaiNe ‘Main Event’ Morgan (12-2), Sara ‘Double’ Dee (2-5) and Samiha ‘The Goddess’ Glam (5-3) all return and three brand new fighters are expected to make their LFC debuts on the undercard. Tara ‘Guillotine’ Gaddy is still recovering from injuries suffered April 11 at LFC18 in a one-sided contest with Blanchard who is not fighting so she can focus on her president duties. Suzanne ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Nakata suffered an ankle injury in training and is not expected to be ready in time.
“We expect this to be one of the most exciting LFC shows ever,” Blanchard promises.