Legacy Fighting Championship returns to Houston July 19th at the Arena Theater. This is a star studded card that features UFC veteran Matt Riddle and Artenas “Machine Gun” Young who is coming off a 4 second KO of Brandon Mitchell at IMKF 4. In the main event, we will have Angel Huerta and Matt Hobar facing off for the Legacy FC bantamweight title. Hobar earned his spot with a win over Nelson Salas at Legacy 19 in Allen, TX.
In the other title match on the card, middleweight title contenders Bubba Bush and Larry Crowe will step in the cage to determine who deserves the middleweight strap. Larry is coming off of a devastating tko win at Legacy 18.
On the undercard, Ricky Turcios and Eric Garcia make their professional MMA debuts; Jace Pitre makes his Legacy debut after his return to MMA this past March in Galveston, TX.
UPDATED 5-17-13: Matt Riddle has jumped ship to Bellator. Bellator reportedly bought out Riddle’s contract. As of now, there has not been any word on who and if there will be a replacement for Artenas Young.
UPDATED 5-10-13: After recently being cut by the UFC, Texas native Leonard Garcia, has signed a multi-fight deal with Legacy FC. He will face Legacy vet, Rey Trujillo, in his first fight for the organization. With Leonard’s DGAS fighting style as well as Rey’s dynamic striking, this fight is sure to be one of the most entertaining.
IXFA returns to the Delta Down Casino in Vinton, La, May 18th, for IXFA 9. This will be a pro-am card featuring 10 fights; 6 Pro fights and 4 amateur fights. There will be three titles on the line; the middleweight, welterweight and lightweight titles. Although in Louisiana, being that it’s right near the Texas/Louisiana border, there will be several Texas fighters competing on this card.
These cards keep getting better and better. Just when you thought Mick and the guys as Legacy couldn’t top their last card, they do it again. We don’t know which fights will be televised on HDNet, but they will be in the building. Make sure you subscribe now so you can watch the card February 24, 2012.
UPDATED 2-23-12: DJ Linderman & Eric Davila missed weight; Davila will step up and face Gerald Harris
UPDATED 1-30-12: Artenas Young injured, replaced by DJ Linderman
UPDATED 1-10-12: Bubba Bush get’s an opponent and Lee King’s opponent changes.
UPDATED 1-4-12: UFC vet, Gerald Harris will take on Artenas Young