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 (

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)

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