Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, Pete Spratt to Headline Legacy Fighting Championship 17
has a date and dance partner for his
Legacy Fighting Championship
The Strikeforce, Sengoku and Pride Fighting Championships veteran
will square off with former UFC talent Pete Spratt
LFC 17 on Feb. 1 in San Antonio, promotion officials recently
revealed to Sherdog.com. The card also includes a heavyweight clash
between unbeaten Richard
Odoms and former NCAA All-American wrestler Jared
Rosholt, as well a lightweight showdown pitting 29-fight
Gonzalez against onetime Bellator competitor Kevin
A student of the vaunted Chute Boxe Academy, Santos has lost six of
his last nine outings. The 34-year-old Brazilian last competed at
Strikeforce “Barnett vs. Kharitonov,” where he fell to Jordan Mein
via TKO in the third round. He was also submitted by
then-Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz in
January 2011. The former Cage Rage title challenger has finished 16
of his 18 professional victories by way of knockout or
Spratt, 41, appeared twice under the LFC banner in 2011, knocking
Flores in 25 seconds before losing a five-round split verdict
Patino at LFC 8. The seven-time UFC veteran will carry a
two-fight winning streak into his encounter with Spratt, most
recently besting Daniel
Acacio at Amazon Forest Combat 2 on March 31.
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