LFA dropped from AXS TV after Anthem buyout, postpones upcoming shows
After a recent buyout by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Legacy Fighting Alliance is losing their longtime broadcasting home at AXS TV. Anthem acquired a majority interest in AXS TV and immediately informed LFA that they would not broadcast the remaining balance of shows. This led to an indefinite postponement of their next two events LFA 78 in Colorado and LFA 79 in California. The last show broadcast on AXS TV was their Heavyweight Tournament Final in Minnesota.
With AXS TV having a significant history of broadcasting combat sports, it came as a bit of a surprise that most layoffs after the buyout were predominantly on that side of the company. CEO Ed Soares has reassured fans that the promotion will continue and that they are working on a new broadcast deal. LFA has been a significant feeder league for the UFC so the obvious option would be a new broadcast home on Fight Pass, but it remains to be seen what would be best for the organization.
With LFA becoming an important component of the professional mixed martial arts landscape, the world waits and hopes that they will land on their feet safely with a new broadcast partner.