On Friday, Jan. 22, Legacy Fighting Championship held its 50th event from the Arena Theatre in Houston.
The event was headlined by a welterweight match-up between veterans Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos and Artenas Young. The 38-year-old Santos is a veteran of Pride FC and Strikeforce, but had fought sparingly since Strikeforce closed its doors. The Brazilian has lived and died on the feet during his lengthy career that dates back to 1997, having earned 12 wins via knockout, but also suffering 10 knockout losses. Young, meanwhile sports a similar record, having fallen on hard times recently. The Texas-based fighter had dropped four of his last five outings, including three in the Legacy cage. He looked to get back on track against the longtime veteran.
The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of AXS TV), while the results appear below.
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos def. Artenas Young by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Ray Blodgett def. Jared Chaffee by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:38
Justin Reiswerg def. Jonathan Harris by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:43
Rey Trujillo def. Charles Cheeks by unanimous decision
Alex Black def. Michael Rodriguez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:57
Roberto Sanchez def. David Acosta by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:25
Jeremy Hardy def. Dale Mitchell by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:20
Chad Cook def. Chris Rose by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:28
Dulani Perry def. Shakeem Richardson by submission (armbar). Round 2, 3:20
David Kelly def. Adam Copely by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:45
Jonathan Walker def. Darius Gray by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) (a)
Jonathan Davis def. John Smith by submission (kimura). Round 1, 2:49 (a)
Eduardo Anaya def. Erick Brazier by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 1, 3:00 (a)
Donovan Carrasco def. Torey Miller by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:21 (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest
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