Achieving perfection is the toughest mountain to climb up because you never know what a fighter in mixed martial arts is going to get. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to an adder of intense rage ready to make the opposition feel the burn in the co-main event of LFA 119 on December 3. A professional mixed martial artist since June 2013 and representing The MMA Lab under the guiding hand of head coach John Crouch, Richard Palencia owns an undefeated 9-0 professional record comprised of six decisions and three submissions. Palencia is currently 3-0 under the banner of Legacy Fighting Alliance, with one finish under his belt for the promotion. He has also fought for several other promotions including Combate Americas and has finished three out of his nine victories over the duration of his journey as a pro-MMA fighter thus far. Palencia has reached the scorecards six times over the course of his career as a professional mixed martial artist.
In his MMA debut at Rage In The Cage 166, he submitted Ben Katsor in the first round. Palencia also defeated his next three opponents that included wins over Marco Aguilar and Alfredo Moreno. Then in his promotional debut with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 11, he tapped out Fard Muhamad via rear-naked choke in the second round. He defeated Ruben Paez via unanimous decision. Palencia defeated Kevin Wirth via a split decision at LFA 44. At Combate Americas, he defeated Fredrico David Olivera via unanimous decision. Palencia defeated Jamieson Saudino via unanimous decision at LFA 98. The victory earned Palencia the sixth decision win of his professional career. He also picked up win number three under the LFA banner in the process.
For the co-main event at LFA 119 on December 3, Palencia will square off against a fellow unbeaten prospect in Brazil’s Allan Begosso 6-0 for the LFA bantamweight title. Good luck Richard!