Leonard Garcia vs Max Holloway UFC 155Nearly everyone, including Leonard Garcia himself, knew that the axe was bound to fall on him following his recent loss to Cody McKenzie at UFC 159 on April 27.

It hasn’t taken long for him to bounce back, however, as Legacy Fighting Championship on Friday night announced that it has added Garcia to its roster. He’s already got his first Legacy FC bout scheduled, as well.

He’ll face Rey Trujillo on July 19 at Legacy FC 21 in Houston.

Garcia has long been a fan favorite for his wild, caution-to-the-wind style.

He had spent the past six years under the Zuffa umbrella, fighting in the UFC and WEC a total of 17 times during those six years.

Garcia’s record was 6-10-1 during his Zuffa tenure. Almost no other fighter gets the same opportunity with a record that is that far below .500, but Garcia always came to the Octagon and laid everything on the line, earning him a legion of fans, including UFC president Dana White.

Five consecutive losses, however, was one too many, and he was released following the McKenzie loss.

Garcia took his promotional release in stride, tweeting, “Got let go by @UFC thanks for everything!  I’ll be back better than ever. Thanks to all my friends this is a great reality check time to get back on the grind.”

Born in Plainview, Texas, and currently residing outside Albuquerque, N.M., fighting for Legacy FC is a great fit for Garcia. Legacy, to date, has held all of its events in Texas, allowing Garcia to fight in familiar territory.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Downes Side - Fight Night Salt Lake City predictions

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Dan Downes gives his top picks for this weekend's Fight Night Salt Lake City, including who he thinks will prevail in the main event between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres. read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS signs worldwide live-event deal with TKO MMA

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC FIGHT PASS announced a worldwide deal with president of TALION Sports Entertainment Inc., and former TKO MMA promoter, Stephane Patry to add the newly resurrected Canadian mixed martial arts prom read news >>

Grappling Ace Robert Drysdale Glad He Got Dinged While Winning Legacy FC Title

  • 14 days ago
  • 6 views

Believe it or not, new Legacy FC champion, grappling ace Robert Drysdale was glad he got tagged a few times en route to winning the belt. read news >>

Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor Throw Bottles, Cans, Forcing End to UFC 202 Presser

  • 14 days ago
  • 26 views

Everyone knew that Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 was going to produce fireworks, but not too many folks anticipated it going down like this. At the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference Wednesday, McGr read news >>

Invicta FC 19 Headlined by Two Title Fights, Including Maia vs. Modafferi

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 views

Invicta Fighting Championships announced on Wednesday its return to Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, Sept. 23. read news >>

Anthony Johnson Video: I Knew the Uppercut Would be Lights Out (UFC 202 Post-Fight)

  • 10 days ago
  • 18 views

Though his fight with Glover Teixeira lasted just 13 seconds, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson had a lot to say at his UFC 202 post-fight press conference. read news >>

World Series of Fighting Signs Heavyweights Jared Rosholt and Ashley Gooch

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

World Series of Fighting announced on Wednesday that it has signed heavyweights Jared “The Big Show” Rosholt and Ashley Gooch. read news >>

UFC Signs Former Bellator Lightweight Title Contender Marcin Held

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

On the heels of Bellator inking a deal with former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, the UFC has signed former Bellator tournament winner Marcin Held. read news >>

Don’t Doubt Georges St-Pierre, He’s Ready Return by UFC 206 in Toronto

  • 52 minutes ago
  • 4 views

Despite all the doubters, including UFC president Dana White, Georges St-Pierre is ready to make another run through the UFC, starting with Toronto. read news >>