The card is headlined by a lightweight scrap featuring Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (13-5) taking on Samuel “The Alley Cat” Alvarez (5-3), with the co-main event featuring the older brother of UFC prospect Edmen Shahbazyan, as Leon Shahbazyan (7-2) faces Moses Murrietta (8-5) up at middleweight.
Additional bouts on the stacked card will include:
- 2016 Armenian Olympian wrestler Maksim Manukyan makes his professional MMA debut against Joseph Keith (1-1) in a welterweight match.
- Former LXF title contender A.J. Bryant (11-5) will take on the battle-tested Sergio Quinones (13-23) in a 150-pound catchweight clash.
- Former LXF lightweight champion Dominic Clark (14-11) will meet Mike Segura (9-6) in a lightweight bout.
- A pair of LXF veterans in Gilbert Nakatani (2-0) and Benji Gomez (9-14) will duke it out in a 130-pound catchweight battle.
- After three years away, Chris Padilla (9-4) returns to MMA, looking to stop Devon Brock (6-4) and his two-fight winning streak in a lightweight attraction.
- In a featherweight fight, Arnold Jimenez (6-2) will ride a four-fight winning streak against Marcos Bonilla (4-6).
Launched in 2019, LXF is headed by former San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman, a lifelong MMA practitioner and follower of the sport. Merriman collaborated with some of the most respected MMA promoters in the area, informing the organization and looks to put on an exciting event this weekend while continuing to provide an avenue for exciting fighters on the rise. LXF 5 was originally slated for April 24, 2020, but the event had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. After the recent reopening of California, Merriman and company strategically decided to bring back big-time cage combat safely.