LFA 16: Main event title fight between Andrea Lee and Davina Maciel has been cancelled

This Friday’s Legacy Fighting Alliance main event featuring a flyweight world title fight between reigning champion Andrea Lee and Brazil’s Davina Maciel has been cancelled.

Flyweight fan favorite Andrea Lee will not defend her world title this Friday.

Andrea Lee broke the news on her social media page. The cancellation was as a result of visa issues with the Brazilian, Davina Maciel. The organization attempted to contact around 20 fighters to step in, however this was unsuccessful. Lee will still be present at the event as a special guest. (Scroll down to see Lee’s full explanation).

Lee (7-2-0), also known as “KGB”, is currently on a three-fight win streak and has won five of her last six. She won the LFA flyweight title back in February after submitting Heather Bassett in the third round by way of an armbar. The 28-year-old is a known finisher with two knockout wins and three submission wins to her record. The Karate Mafia standout is considered a fan-favourite of the division and is currently the number seven ranked 125-pound flyweight contender in the world, according to the women’s MMA world rankings.

Davina Maciel (6-1-0) is also on a three-fight win streak, victorious in six of her last seven, Maciel’s sole career loss comes to top UFC strawweight Claudia Gadelha.

(Click HERE to view the 125-pound flyweight world rankings).

The news of the fight being cancelled is no doubt a huge blow for the organization, the competitors themselves and the many fans. Take a look at Lee’s full explanation below:

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