Anthony Njokuani (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

Legacy FC 38 Results: Burrow Submits Njokuani, Sampson Smashes Sandoval

On Friday, Feb. 13, Legacy Fighting Championship hosted its 38th event from the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.

In the night’s main event, UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani competed for the first time since being released from the promotion when he took on Dave Burrow. Njokuani had mixed results at the sport’s highest level, going 3-5 in the Octagon. The 34-year-old returned to Texas to take on the 23-year-old submission ace Burrow. Burrow rode a four-fight winning streak and had ended his last five wins via armbar.

The co-main event of the evening featured more big show alums as former UFC fighter Joseph Sandoval took on three-time Bellator combatant Jason Sampson. Sandoval had been out of action since a second-round TKO at Legacy 22. Sampson, meanwhile, returned from a lengthy injury layoff of his own in 2014, stretching his current winning streak to three.


Also on the card, submission ace Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes looked for his fourth professional win as he took on Evan Martinez.

The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Dave Burrow def. Anthony Njokuani by submission (armbar). Round 3, 1:28
Jason Sampson def. Joseph Sandoval by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:36
Steven Peterson def. Caio Machado by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:55
Augusto Mendes def. Evan Martinez by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:26
Charles Byrd def. Evan Thompson by knockout (punch). Round 1, 4:51
Eli Tamez def. Saul Elizondo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bilal Williams def. Andrew Parker by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:53
Mark De la Rosa def. Keeton Gorton by split decision
Tristan Grimsley def. George Pacarariu by split decision
Cameron Couch def. Kris Bickman by unanimous decision (a)
Colton Wright def. Jon Camero by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:19 (a)
Jarrod Trotter def. Federico Olivera by unanimous decision (a)
Dylan Ashburn def. Donis Francois by submission (twister). Round 2, 1:55 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest