leonard-garcia-13.jpgNine-time UFC veteran Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) has a new fighting home. Garcia has signed a multi-fight deal with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship promotion and is expected to debut for the company on July 19 against Rey Trujillo (14-10).

Garcia’s deal was first reported on Friday’s new edition of AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” and subsequently confirmed by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Garcia’s first fight for the promotion is scheduled for Legacy FC 21: Huerta vs. Hobar,” which takes place at Houston’s Arena Theater. The evening’s main card airs on AXS TV.

Garcia, 33, who hasn’t won a fight via anything but split decision in four-and-a-half years, recently closed out his UFC stint with a five-fight losing skid. However, he was a six-time “Fight of the Night” winner under the Zuffa banner. After his most recent defeat, at April’s UFC 159 event, even Garcia acknowledged he should be cut.

“For me to want to stay in the UFC right now would be the wrong choice for me because that’s five (straight losses),” he told MMAjunkie.com after the fight. “There’s no way that I could justify it to the other fighters that are back here and work hard that have been cut after one or two losses.”

Meanwhile, Trujillo is a 10-time veteran of the Legacy FC promotion and currently boasts a two-fight win streak after notching first-round knockout wins over Chris Jones and James King.

For more on Legacy FC 21, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Leonard Garcia)

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