On Friday, Feb. 27, Legacy Fighting Championship hosted its 39th event from the Arena Theatre inHouston.
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.
Leonardo Leite def. Larry Crowe by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:19 – for middleweight title
Daniel Pineda def. Thomas Webb by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 0:49
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jan Finney by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mike Bronzoulis def. Jon Harris by knockout. Round 1, 1:43
Kevin Aguilar def. Alex Black by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:13
Brice Ritani-Coe def. Dale Mitchell by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:53
Ryan Hollis def. Albert Tapia by unanimous decision
Danny Orr def. Jens Grau by unanimous decision
Mike Trinh def. Jacob Norsworthy by submission (armbar). Round 2
Angel Zamora def. Bobby Powers by TKO. Round 1
Roberto Sanchez def. Jacob Silva by unanimous decision
Daniel Turner def. Jordan Carmona by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (a)
Chris Soliz def. Sunny Quang by unanimous decision (a)
Jonathan Davis def. Sijin Kurian by unanimous decision (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest
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