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
Almeida 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