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 February debut.

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 the Strikeforce 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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

Matt Betzold has a new place to call home. Riding a four-fight winning streak, the one-legged flyweight has signed a multi-fight deal with Legacy FC, promoter Mick Maynard told MMAFighting.com on Tue read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 122 views

Matt Betzold is the latest fighter to take on a serious MMA career, but he's doing it with a chip on his shoulder and an extra leg to stand on. Well okay, maybe not three legged, but that was how he read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Flyweight Matt Betzold, whose left leg was amputated when he was six years old, has signed a professional contract with Legacy Fighting Championship. The signing, which was first reported Tuesday by read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Cris Cyborg would have been making her bantamweight debut at Invicta FC 10 on Friday, but an ankle injury forced her off the Dec. 5 card. For her next bout, she will be competing at 145 pounds. Cybor read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

Veteran lightweight Anthony Njokuani has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Legacy FC following his recent release from the UFC, Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard confirmed to MMAFighting.com on W read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC and WEC veteran Anthony Njokuani has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship, promoter Mick Maynard revealed on Wednesday. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

Igor Subora may have already claimed a championship, but believes a win over UFC veteran Brandon Vera at ONE FC: Warrior's Way would be historic. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

After a lengthy 15-fight run with the UFC and WEC, Anthony Njokuani has received his walking papers and found a new home.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News, UFC read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Life after ZUFFA? You betcha. Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Anthony Njokuani was sent packing earlier this week after spending s read news >>

Jump to: