carlo-prater-4.jpgNot long after adding UFC vet Damacio Page to its May show, Legacy Fighting Championship has upped the ante with a UFC, Strikeforce and WEC vet in the main event.

Legacy FC 20 will will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Carlo Prater (31-13-1) and Carlos Diego Ferreira (6-0). Legacy FC officials on Saturday confirmed the fight booking to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Legacy FC 20 takes place at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the main card airs live on AXS TV.

Prater, a former WEC welterweight title challenger, went 1-2 in a recent stint with the UFC. His lone win came in a controversial fight against Erick Silva when Silva was disqualified for strikes to the back of the head when it appeared he was on his way to a quick TKO. After that fight, he returned to lightweight and dropped decisions to T.J. Grant and Marcus LeVesseur before his release.

After a loss to Kuniyoshi Hironaka in December in Japan, he snapped his three-fight skid with a submission win in his native Brazil.

Ferreira has started his career unbeaten at 6-0, including the most recent five by submission. In February, he stopped Danny Salinas with a rear-naked choke in his native Texas. He’ll be fighting close to home, about 150 miles north of his San Juan base.

In addition to the new headliner, Jimmy Flick (6-1) gets a new opponent in Alp Ozkilic (7-1) on the main card.

On the prelims, Marcel Lumakang (2-8) replaces Joseph Daily against Corey Bellino (6-2) in a welterweight bout. Gerald Gagon meets Kirk Hubble (1-1) at featherweight. Paulina Granados (1-0) takes on Maria Lopez in a women’s 105-pound fight. And Jared Perez (0-0) faces David Siller (0-0) at welterweight.

The Legacy FC 20 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Carlo Prater
  • Junior Assuncao vs. Chris Pecero
  • Damacio Page vs. Patrick Ybarra
  • Jimmy Flick vs. Alp Ozkilic
  • Roger Narvaez vs. Chris Spicer
  • Elias Garcia vs. Matt Schnell

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7:30 p.m. ET)

  • Corey Bellino vs. Marcel Lumakang
  • Cesar Del Angel vs. Danny Flick
  • Gerald Gagon vs. Kirk Hubble
  • Paulina Granados vs. Maria Lopez
  • Jared Perez vs. David Siller

For the latest on Legacy FC 20, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Carlo Prater)

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

Related News

Legacy FC 59 Results and Highlights: Fight of the Year? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 25 views

Trevin Giles finished a three-round war versus Ike Villanueva in the third round of a thrilling Legacy FC 59 main event. read news >>

UFC Adds Veteran MMA Executive Mick Maynard, Promotes Sean Shelby

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced today the hiring of Mick Maynard as Vice President of Talent Relations. Maynard was president and owner of Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship, an organization that helped launch read news >>

UFC 205 Adds Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson

  • 3 days ago
  • 13 views

The UFC 205 press conference was a great half hour of banter, and Dana White also dropped an announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson.The crowd was overjoyed to hear that the UFC' read news >>

UFC Fight 99 adds Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Ledet to lineup in Belfast

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

The UFC’s return to Northern Ireland in November has a new addition to the lineup, and a veteran heavyweight will make his promotional debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rafael Lovato defends 185 title vs. Cortez Coleman in Legacy FC 62 headliner

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

The middleweight title will be on the line when Legacy FC heads to Oklahoma in November. Champion [autotag]Rafael Lovato[/autotag] (3-0), still early in his career, will put his belt on the line agai read news >>