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Curry getting his main event shot at LFA 20 on Friday night at Mystic Lake Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Monday, 21 August 2017 11:19

Chad "Blitz" Curry is considered one of the top-ranked prospects in North America, and Friday night he's getting his first main-event shot with a major promotion. And he'll get to do it in his home state.

Curry is fighting in the main event of Friday's Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 at Mystic Lake Casino near Prior Lake. Curry comes into the bout having won two consecutive fights, and he's the top-ranked 170-pounder in Minnesota.

Curry brings a 9-1 record into his showdown with Nick Barnes, who's 10-2. Barnes is a Bellator vet, and he's taken on some of the sport's top fighters.

As usual, the main portion of Friday's LFA 20 will be carried live on AXS-TV at 8 p.m. The undercard starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp. One fight fell off this week, so the card has seven pro fights and three amateur bouts. Tickets are available online through cagetix.com (select your favorite fighter ... they receive a portion of all ticket sales), and they'll be available at the Mystic Lake box office Friday night.

Today Minnesota MMA News breaks down the entire card, and we catch up with matchmaker Jeremy Bjornberg to get his thoughts on each matchup. Our favorite fight predictor also returns; the anonymous Hawkeye Fighter offers his predictions for each bout.

AMATEUR UNDERCARD

BRYAN BAUTISTA VS TYLER MANNING

WEIGHT: 135.

RECORDS: Bautista is 3-1, while Manning is 3-2.

STATE RANKING: Manning is from out of state, and Bautista is from Wisconsin.

BJORNBERG'S THOUGHTS: "Manning trains with Matt Lagou up in northern Minnesota, and he's a very good prospect at 135 pounds. This will be a huge test for

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