On Friday, Feb. 27, Legacy Fighting Championship hosted its 39th event from the Arena Theatre in Houston.
In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned a new middleweight champion as Brazilian Leonardo Leite took on Texas native Larry Crowe. Leite entered the title affair carrying an unblemished, 5-0 record. The 36-year-old is a decorated judoka and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He finished Myron Dennis in his Legacy debut in September. Crowe, meanwhile, had spent the majority of his career under the Legacy banner, including his last eight fights. The 30-year-old rode a three-fight winning streak and had stopped five of his nine wins by strikes.
The co-main event of the evening featured UFC veteran Daniel Pineda against Thomas Webb. Pineda rebounded from his UFC release with a first-round kimura finish of Leonard Garcia at Legacy 37 in November.
The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET.