paul-buentello-4.jpgTexas native Paul Buentello will try to make it four straight when he headlines Legacy FC 22 in front of his home crowd later this summer.

Buentello (32-15) meets Marcus Sursa (12-8) in a light heavyweight bout to headline the Aug. 23 show in Lubbock, Texas. Legacy Fighting Championship officials recently announced the show, which will have a six-fight main card that airs live on AXS TV.

Although Legacy FC has not yet announced a venue for the event, sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Fairgrounds Park Coliseum is being considered as host.

Buentello, a former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger, has won three straight with a pair of knockouts. The 39-year-old “Headhunter” is 5-5 in his past 10 bouts, which started with an 0-2 stretch in his return to the UFC with losses to Stefan Struve and Cheick Kongo.

Buentello’s resume includes a pair of wins under the short-lived Affliction banner and a 3-1 mark for Strikeforce, with his lone loss coming in a heavyweight title fight against then-champ Alistair Overeem. In his first UFC stint, Buentello went 3-1 with his lone loss coming in a title fight against Andrei Arlovski.

Sursa, who like Buentello hails from Amarillo, Texas, is coming off a submission win for the C3 Fights promotion in April. For higher-end competition, Sursa has a Bellator fight on his resume, a loss to Eddie Sanchez at Bellator 20. He also went 3-1 for Shark Fights with three stoppages. His lone loss came to Trevor Prangley.

Legacy FC 22 also will include recent Bellator MMA “Fight Master” contestant Aretenas Young (9-5) against Eric Davila (20-12). Young, a one-time Strikeforce fighter with a 2-1 Legacy record, looks for his second straight while Davila will be trying to snap a two-fight skid.

Also on the card, UFC and WEC vet Damacio Page (12-9) tries to make it two in a row for Legacy against an opponent yet to be announced. Page knocked out Patrick Ybarra in May at Legacy FC 20 in his first fight since being released from the UFC on a four-fight skid.

The complete Legacy FC 22 card includes:

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

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

For more on Legacy FC 22, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Paul Buentello)

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