Legacy Fighting Championship 16
Legacy Fighting Championship will return to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Legacy Fighting Championship 16 on December 14 and bring another night of exciting MMA action. Headlining the card will be the much awaited title bout to crown the new Legacy Flyweight Champion, as Jimmy Flick takes on Will Campuzano; in addition, several of the top talent in the DFW area will also fight inside the Legacy cage.
Jimmy Flick (5-0) is widely regarded as the best prospect in the Texas/Oklahoma area at 125 lbs. A Bellator veteran, Flick has submitted three of his opponents, including his last two opponents. His opponent, Will Campuzano (10-4) is a WEC and UFC veteran, having fought the likes of Damacio Page and Eddie Wineland. He is also coming of a KO win over Legacy FC 14 fighter, Joshua Sampo. Campuzano was originally scheduled to fight for the title at Legacy FC 12, but his opponent pulled out of the fight after weigh-ins. He was then scheduled to face Flick for the title, but had to pull out due to an injury. The fight was postponed until Legacy FC 16.
Two up-and-coming prospects in the featherweight division will rematch to conclusively decide the better fighter after the unfortunate early ending in their first bout, as Matt Hobar (5-1) takes on Steven Peterson (8-2). Hobar dislocated his elbow while throwing a punch in the first round, and the referee ruled it a TKO win for Peterson, giving Hobar his first professional loss. Peterson has won and finished all three of his Legacy FC bouts so far, including a thrilling come-from-behind submission win over Cody Williams at Legacy FC 14.
Longtime Legacy veteran Rey “The Truth” Trujillo (12-8) will return to the Legacy cage since his highlight reel superman punch KO win over Munil Adriano at Legacy FC 10 in February. Known his aggressive striking and KO power, Trujillo will look to bring the fight to undefeated Bellator veteran Chas Skelly (9-0). Skelly has a strong wrestling background as well as a strong submission game, having submitted six of his opponents including two submission wins over UFC fighter and former Legacy Lightweight and Featherweight Champion, Daniel Pineda. After his career had been sidelined with an arm injury for two years, Skelly returned to fighting this year and rattled off two straight wins.
Also featured on the card will be NCAA Division I Champion wrestler Darrion Caldwell (1-0) as he continues his burgeoning MMA career against Quaint Kempf (5-3). Undefeated bantamweights Eli Tamez (4-0) and Nelson Salas (4-0) will look to try hand the other fighter their first professional loss in what is a rematch between the two as they have fought each other when they were amateurs. Bellator veteran Derrick Krantz (13-6) will take on Charles Byrd (4-2). Krantz has fought Todd Moore, Rich Clementi, Dustin Poirier (in a fight that is featured in the documentary “Fightville”), and Bellator finalist Andrey Koreshkov. Making his pro debut will be Evan “The Titan” Thompson, whose brother is current UFC fighter Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, as he takes on fellow debutant Bobby Moore.
The full card is as follows:
125 (Flyweight Title) - Will Campuzano vs. Jimmy Flick
145 – Matt Hobar vs. Steven Peterson
145 – Rey Trujillo vs. Chas Skelly
135 - Joseph Sandoval vs. Ryan Benoit
135 – Nelson Salas vs. Eli Tamez
170 – Charles Byrd vs. Derrick Krantz
145 – Quaint Kempf vs. Darrion Caldwell
135 – Klayton Mai vs. Alex Russ
170 – Russell Brewer vs. Aaron Culpepper
185 – Bobby Moore vs. Evan Thompson
120 – Lisa Lamb vs. Amber Stautzenberger
145 – Sidney Cawdrey vs. Joseph Salas
205 – Alex Madrid vs. Alfredo Leija
Legacy Fighting Championship 16 is scheduled to take place on Dec. 14 at the Allen Events Center in Allen, TX; and will air live on AXS TV.