Bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida's body shot win at Legacy
FC 32 punched his ticket to the UFC. | Keith
Legacy Fighting Championships
bantamweight king Thomas
is taking his talents to the Octagon.
Sherdog.com confirmed with Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard on
Wednesday that the Brazilian prospect has signed a contract with
the UFC. A date for his debut with the Las Vegas-based promotion
has yet to be determined.
The 22-year-old Almeida captured Legacy’s vacant 135-pound belt
with a resounding victory over countryman Caio
Machado at Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino in Bossier
this past Friday night. A left hook to the liver dropped
Machado, and Almeida ended it at the 4:17 mark of the opening
stanza with a few follow-up punches on the ground.
The Chute Boxe product heads to the UFC with a perfect mark in 17
professional appearances. “Thominhas” has finished all of his
victims inside the distance – 13 via knockout and four by way of
submission. Only two of those opponents have seen a second round
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