Jay Hieron Faces Mike Bronzoulis at Legacy Fighting Championship 12 in Houston
will make his
Legacy Fighting Championship
debut on July 13 against Mike
, LFC promoter Mick Maynard announced Tuesday.
The welterweight contest is set for
LFC 12, which takes place at Arena Theater in Houston and airs
live on HDNet. The event is also expected to feature the Legacy
debut of grappling ace Robert
Drysdale, who will square off with Isaac
Hieron had a 10-fight winning streak snapped when he failed to
capture Bellator’s welterweight title last year. After besting
Weedman and Rick Hawn to
earn his shot at the Chicago-based promotion’s 170-pound strap,
“The Thoroughbred” was outpointed by reigning champion Ben Askren at
Bellator 56 in October. The former IFL champion holds over half of
his career victories by either knockout or submission and has never
been submitted in nearly nine years as a professional.
Bronzoulis, 33, enters the cage two years younger than his foe.
“The Greek” has lost three of his last four outings, most recently
losing just four days ago against Gerald
Harris at LFC 11. The former LFC welterweight titleholder
fought twice under the Strikeforce banner in 2011, dropping a
unanimous decision to Todd Moore
before earning a technical knockout over Chad
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