Steven Peterson (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Legacy FC 56 Results: Peterson Unseats Vazquez for Bantamweight Title

On Friday, June 24, Legacy Fighting Championship held its 56th event from the The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

The event was headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion Manny Vazquez and challenger Steven Peterson. The 22-year-old Vazquez earned the title in his promotional debut in February, upsetting Ricardo Ramos via first-round rear-naked choke. The Bellator MMA veteran Peterson had reeled off four straight wins heading into the title affair.

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


Above are video highlights of the night’s main card (courtesy of AXS TV).

Steven Peterson def. Manny Vazquez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 4, 3:08 – for bantamweight title
Jason Sampson def. Ryan Hollis by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Levi Mowles def. Edwin Figueroa by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
J.C. Cottrell def. Cody Walker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Bilal Williams def. Sean Holden by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:13
Miles Johns def. Eliazar Rodriguez by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:38
Jon Camero def Alberto Ayala by TKO. Round 1 (a)
Audrey Drew def. Christina Valentine by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3 (a)
Erick Montejano def. Rogelio Contreras by TKO. Round 1 (a)
Anthony Torres def. Victor Altamirano by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3 (a)
Zikica Krsmanovic def. Khristian Monrreal by TKO. Round 3 (a)
Osiris Ayala def. Rashaad Robinson by split decision (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest