Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos Signs with Legacy FC, Eyes February Debut
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos has signed with the Texas-based Legacy
Legacy Fighting Championship
and is tentatively slated for a
Sherdog.com confirmed the signing with LFC President Mick Maynard,
though terms of the deal were not disclosed. MMAJunkie.com first
reported the news on Saturday evening.
A former light heavyweight and middleweight talent, Santos has more
recently competed as a welterweight, knocking out Marius
Zaromskis in his 170-pound debut two years ago. Since that
time, “Cyborg” has fought just twice, failing in his attempt to win
welterweight title from then-champion Nick Diaz in
January 2011 and then suffering a technical knockout defeat to
Canadian prospect Jordan Mein
eight months later at “Barnett vs. Kharitonov.”
The 34-year-old Chute Boxe product has lost six of his last nine
overall, though he previously twice contended for the light
heavyweight title of defunct British promotion Cage Rage. Santos
has earned 11 of his 18 career wins by form of knockout and holds
another five triumphs via submission.
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