Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner has will step in for an injured Alex Morono to lock horns with Lee King in a 160-pound catchweight affair at Legacy Fighting Championship 11.

Sherdog.com confirmed the May 11 booking Wednesday with Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard, who also verified that the Texas-based organization has signed Jay Hieron and Junior Assuncao to compete against to-be-named opponents at Legacy FC 12 on July 13.

MMAJunkie.com first reported the matchup and signings. Both events take place at the Arena Theater in Houston and air live on HDNet.

Varner, 27, has earned knockouts in each of his last two appearances after posting a record of 1-4-1 in his six previous outings. The Arizona native was released from WEC after suffering losses to Benson Henderson, Donald Cerrone and Shane Roller. “C-4” closed out 2011 on a high note, however, finishing Nate Jolly and Drew Fickett in a combined 1:49.

Hieron will enter the Legacy cage after a four-fight stint in Bellator. “The Thoroughbred” won the promotion’s fourth-season welterweight tournament last year, besting Anthony Lapsley, Brent Weedman and Rick Hawn to earn a shot at 170-pound champion Ben Askren. Hieron was then edged by “Funky” in their title fight, falling by split decision to Askren this past October.

Assuncao is a five-time UFC veteran, most recently completing a two-fight Octagon stint to end last year. Riding six consecutive victories, the 30-year-old made the cut from lightweight to featherweight to face Eddie Yagin at UFC 135, outpointing the former Tachi Palace Fights champion this past September. Assuncao was released from the promotion after dropping a unanimous nod to Ross Pearson in December.

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

Related News

UFC Fight Night 72: Jessica Andrade vs Sarah Moras booked for July 15 in San Diego

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

It's the ladies time to shine ... The UFC Fight Night 72 event on FOX Sports 1 is starting to take shape, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials announced the addition of an intriguing bou read news >>

Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor video: UFC 189 'official trailer' released for July 11 PPV

  • 8 days ago
  • 405 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released the official trailer for the UFC 189: "Aldo vs. McGregor" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event scheduled for Sat., July 11, 2015 inside read news >>

Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge on tap for UFC Glasgow on July 18

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

In case you've never heard of Joe Duffy, he's the last man to defeat current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor, when he and "Notorious" went head-to-head und read news >>

Alexandre Pantoja: ‘Historic’ RFA vs. Legacy FC main event is last step before UFC

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championships will co-promote an event Friday night in Robinsonville, Miss., and Brazilian flyweight Alexandre Pantoja feels honored to headline thi read news >>

Ilir Latifi meets Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland in July

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s debut in Scotland in July has another fight added to the docket with light heavyweights Ilir Latifi and Hans Stringer. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Paul Daley to fight journeyman Dennis Olson at Bellator 140 in July

  • 20 hours ago
  • 1 views

Bellator seems to be pointing Paul Daley right toward a welterweight title shot. "Semtex" will make his return to the cage against Dennis Olson at Bellator 140 on July 16 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville read news >>

Now booked for TUF 21 Finale, Jorge Masvidal explains if welterweight move is permanent

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

Jorge Masvidal will move up to welterweight for a bout at The Ultimate Fighter 21. The veteran lightweight said the move was a long time coming.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Patrick Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee official for UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Patrick Holohan will return to European UFC cards in July. The Irish talent is set to collide with Vaughan Lee, who cuts down from bantamweight to 125 pounds, at the UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, Sc read news >>

Report: Korean Prospect Doo Ho Choi Reschedules Bout with Sam Sicilia for July

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

An intriguing featherweight matchup between hard-hitting Sam Sicilia and South Korean super-prospect Doo Ho Choi now seems like it might be back on the UFC docket, months after the original date was read news >>

RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: