Legacy FC 16 Adds Antonio Banuelos-Ryan Benoit, Two Other Bouts to Dec. 14 Card


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Legacy Fighting Championship 16 continues to take shape, as the promotion recently announced that a trio of bouts has been added to its Dec. 14 event.

WEC and UFC veteran Antonio Banuelos meets Ryan Benoit in a 130-pound catch-weight bout. Additionally, Charles Byrd clashes with Chad Leonhardt at welterweight, while Alex Russ squares off with Klayton Mai in another 130-pound affair.

Legacy FC 16 takes place at the Allen Events Center in Allen, Texas, and the event’s main card airs on AXS TV. The card’s headliner pits Will Campuzano against Jimmy Flick for the promotion’s flyweight strap.

Before he locks horns with Benoit, Banuelos will step in the Legacy FC cage against Joshua Sampo on Sept. 14 in Houston. The 32-year-old Pit representative last competed on Dream’s New Year’s Eve Card, where he earned a split decision over Masakazu Imanari before suffering a first-round TKO defeat to Bibiano Fernandes in the promotion’s bantamweight tournament. His lone Octagon appearance came at UFC 126, where he dropped a unanimous verdict to Miguel Torres.

A Janjira Muay Thai representative, Benoit owns a pair of first-round victories under the Legacy FC banner, submitting Cody Williams at LFC 11 and knocking out Randy Villareal at LFC 13. “Baby Face” has finished all five of his career triumphs by technical knockout or submission.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 17 days ago
  • 31 views

The fight card is nearly full for September’s Legacy FC 35 event, which features a headlining title fight.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 89 views

American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu standouts Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader sign multiple fight deals with Legacy Fighting Championships. Legacy Fighting President Mick Maynard has confirmed that American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader has signed multiple fight deals with Legacy Fighting Championships and make their debuts on September 26 at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the LFC 35 fight card. Rafeal Lovato Jr. announced about a month ago that he was se read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 26 views

Legacy Fighting Championship added a pair of jiu-jitsu experts to the September card in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scheduled for September 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Legacy FC 35 will feature the promotional debut of grappling wizards Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader, Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard told MMAFighting.com. No opponents for Lovato and Rader have been announced yet. Lovato makes his MMA debut in the middleweight division after a successful career in jiu-jitsu, becoming the second read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 49 views

Legacy Fighting Championship has added Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo and UFC veteran Jonathan Brookins to its Aug. 29 card in Tunica, Miss. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 69 views

Less than an hour after the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the cancelation of UFC 176, two of the event’s undercard bouts have found a new home. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 36 views

After what seems like an eternity, former boxing standout and Legacy FC 135-pound champion Holly Holm has signed a contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 12 views

Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo has withdrawn from his second consecutive Legacy Fighting Championship main event. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 26 views

Watch the World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell fights streaming live on MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, July 5, beginning with the prelims at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and the main card at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT from Daytona Beach, Fla. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 60 views

The four under card bouts for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 11: "Gaethje vs. Newell" will stream LIVE online TODAY (Sat., July 5, 2014) from Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., before the main card takes shape on NBC. Watch the "Prelims" in real-time right here on MMAmania.com. read news >>