Texas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion Legacy Fighting Championship, which recently produced a 19-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) prospect Sage Northcutt, returned live on AXS TV over the weekend (Fri. Oct. 2, 2015) with a seven-fight main card inside Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
The show's headliner featured a Bantamweight bout between grappler Steven Peterson (13-4) and Blackzilians-trained product Irwin Rivera (4-1). For 15 minutes, both warriors exchanged on the feet and on the ground, with the judges declaring Peterson, who was the aggressor for much of the main event, the winner via unanimous decision.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Rafael Lovato Jr. (2-0) made his second appearance in Legacy FC on just two days notice against Kevin Holland (4-2) in a Middleweight co-main event bout. Although it was a short notice fight for the ground specialist, Lovato Jr. quickly took down Holland, eventually obtaining his back and submitting him with a beautiful rear-naked choke.
In what was the fastest victory on the night, veteran bantamweight and former Bellator competitor Jason Sampson (13-1) wasted no time in getting the finish, quickly taking down his opponent Archie Lowe (6-7) then pounding his face in from the full mount position.
And perhaps, most impressively, Ricardo Ramos (8-0), a 20-year-old undefeated Brazilian prospect, pulled off a slick triangle-armbar submission against Cody Walker (5-3) after previously transitioning from just an armbar.
I have a feeling Ramos and Sampson have bright futures ahead of them.
For more information on upcoming Legacy FC events visit its schedule page right here.