Last night (August 23, 2013), at the Lubbock Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas, Legacy Fighting Championship held Legacy Fights 22, a card headlined with a light heavyweight bout between Paul Buentello and James McSweeney. It was a fun night of fights, so let's take a look back and reflect on the action.
Paul "the Tummyhunter" Buentello
Paul Buentello looks good at 205. He moved pretty well and he still has his punching power. It's definitely improved his gas tank. It's a bit of a concern that James McSweeney was able to get him to the ground with ease but props to Paul for reinventing himself.
James McSweeney is bad
James McSweeney is bad and should feel bad about his performance last night. He was gassed out by the end of the first and lost by body punches in the second. This brings his record to 11-11. 11. And. 11.
Eric DaVila - the 177 pound welter..er..middle...nope, welterweight
Eric DaVila just can't make welterweight. He's a huge fan favorite in Houston and said fans travel for his fights, but when you start at 220 to cut to welterweight, you're just never going to make the contracted weight. And again, this isn't the first time he's come in heavy. He did that last year at Legacy 10.
That being said, he's without a doubt one of the toughest fighters on the Legacy roster. His eye was jacked up and he still found a way to win.
George Pacuriu is talented but he's gotta work on his conditioning. He was fading against an opponent who looked tentative in the first round. That cut though? Nasty.
- Joseph Sandoval looked good in his bout with Jonathan Lopez. Those knees to the body were awesome. Insanely vicious.
- The fight between Luis Luna and Justin Reiswerg was really enjoyable.
- It was announced that Olympic Gold Medalist, Henry Cejudo, signed a deal with Legacy. Awesome pick up and sooner rather than later, he'll be fighting in the UFC.
- Overall, enjoyable night of fights. Legacy is one of the better regional promotions and if a fighter finds success there, they're usually UFC bound.