Undefeated Brazilian prospect Leonardo Leite has signed a deal with Legacy FC, and he will debut in a title fight.
Unbeaten in MMA, the jiu-jitsu and judo specialist will make his promotional debut in a five-round fight against Myron Dennis in September, Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Monday.
The light heavyweight showdown will headline the Legacy FC 35 card in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Brazilian Top Team product Leite made his transition to MMA in 2013 with a first-round more
When thinking about competitors who lack experience inside the Octagon, prospects come to mind.
However, some of the best fighters in the world have only had a couple of UFC bouts. A select few, such as Eddie Alvarez, have never even competed on the biggest stage in MMA.
While it's not easy to climb the ranks in smaller promotions, highly ranked UFC newcomers can fight their way to a championship rather quickly. Right now, multiple fighters with less than four UFC appearances are set to compete more
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Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC.
"That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh more
In addition, the Brazilian is expected to make a second appearance at 135 pounds next spring.
Cristiane Justino isn't headed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just yet...
That's because "Cyborg" is expected to make her bantamweight debut for Invicta Fighting Championship (Invicta FC), the all female mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion where she currently rules the 145-pound roost, according to MMA Junkie, at the Invicta 10 event in December.
Justino is then expected to make a second appeara more
Talita Nogueira was the 2013 Female Fighter of the Year at the Brazilian MMA Awards, and she wants to continue to prove her talent inside the Octagon in 2014.
A multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion, "Treta" is in talks with the UFC and hopes to sign a deal with the promotion after racking up a perfect 6-0 record with four submissions and a pair of knockout victories.
"My manager is talking to Sean Shelby and the UFC, that’s why I’m staying in shape and training hard already," Nogueira told MMA more
Undefeated professional featherweight Mark "The Pride of Bloomfield" Cherico did his best to make his rise to MMA stardom as unlikely as possible. When you look at Cherico's combined amateur and professional record—15-0, 14 finishes, nine in the first round—you're convinced he comes from a storied background in combat sports.
Maybe he wrestled at a Division I college. Maybe he's been kickboxing since he could walk. Maybe he took private Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons as a pre-teen, logging hours ev more
Hard-hitting GLORY lightweight contender Robin van Roosmalen has been told he is likely the next in line for a title shot at 155lbs. He holds two wins over current champion Davit Kiria but doesn’t see that as any guarantee of another victory. In addition to the title shot news, Van Roosmalen is also excited about a rumor that GLORY and Bellator might do some crossover matches now that Scott Coker has taken over at Bellator.
Davit Kiria (22-9, 7 KO's) holds the GLORY World Lightweight Championshi more
Amy Cadwell has been through some tough fights en route to a 3-0 record, but she keeps finding a way to win, something she intends to do again at Saturday's CageSport in Tacoma, Wash. more