Leonardo Leite (Ryan Loco/ASM)

Legacy FC 48 Results: Van Engelen Claims Tournament, Leite Retains Title

On Friday, Nov. 13, Legacy Fighting Championship held its 48th event from the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La.

The event featured a one-night, four-man light heavyweight kickboxing tournament that saw former Legacy MMA champion Myron Dennis face off with Andres Van Engelen in one half of the bracket, while GLORY veteran Brian Collette took on Manny Mancha in the other half of the ladder.

In the night’s MMA action, the promotion’s middleweight champion, Leonardo Leite, put his belt on the line against challenger Ryan Spann.


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

Above are video highlights of the main card (courtesy of AXS TV), while the results appear below.

Kickboxing: Andres Van Engelen def. Manny Mancha by knockout (punch). Round 2, 2:15 – light heavyweight tournament final
Leonardo Leite def. Ryan Spann by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for middleweight title
Sean Soriano def. Josh Quayhagen by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:21
Gage Duhon def. Kolton Englund by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:52
Trent Meaux def. Joel Scott by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Kickboxing: Andres Van Engelen def. Myron Dennis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Kickboxing: Manny Mancha def. Brian Collette by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:20 – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Aaron Davis def. Edgar Verdin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Marcus Andrusia def. Danny Orr by knockout (head kick). Round 1
Kickboxing: John King vs. Matt Baker ruled a no-contest (inadvertent headbutt). Round 1
Bi Nguyen def. Tonya Leis by submission (armbar). Round 3 (a)
Jackie Walker def. Devaney Clayton by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1 (a)
Chris Bell def. Christian Thibodeaux by TKO (strikes). Round 1 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest