On Friday, July 22, Legacy Fighting Championship held its 58th event from the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La.
The event was headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between grappling ace Robert Drysdale and veteran Ryan Spann. The multiple-time world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and UFC veteran Drysdale has finished all seven of his career fights by first-round submission. He was, however, competing for the first time in two years after a failed drug test for elevated testosterone levels. Spann, meanwhile, had won four of his last five. His lone loss came in a failed bid for the Legacy middleweight belt against Leonardo Leite.
Also on the card, decorated women’s grappler Mackenzie Dern made her MMA debut against Kenia Rosas.
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).
Robert Drysdale def. Ryan Spann by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:58 – for vacant light heavyweight title
Josh Quayhagen def. Rey Trujillo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mackenzie Dern def. Kenia Rosas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Cody Williams def. Ryan Hollis by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:35
Matt Mooney def. Gage Duhon by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:14
Brendan Allen def. C.J. Hancock by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:54
Aaron Davis def. Darrell Wood by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1
Daniel Hoffpauir def. Ryan Josey by submission (Americana). Round 1
Keeland Simmons def. Tyson Aston by submission (inverted heel hook). Round 1
Justin Crutcher def. Justin Lamperez by split decision (a)
Caree Hill def. Tonya Leis by submission (armbar). Round 3 (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest
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