Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight titlist Jorge Patino
has suffered a knee injury and will be unable to defend his belt
Rexroad in the main event of
Legacy FC 14.
Sherdog.com confirmed the news Wednesday night with Legacy promoter
Mick Maynard, who stated that Patino sustained a torn anterior
cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee. As a result, Rexroad
(Pictured, left) will now square off with Lucas
Pimenta Borges for an interim welterweight title in the Sept.
14 main event.
Legacy FC 14 also features a co-headlining flyweight scrap between
former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title contender
Banuelos and Josh Sampo. Additionally, former NCAA Division I
national champion wrestler Darrion
Caldwell will make his pro debut against featherweight Nate Garza at
the event, which emanates from Houston’s Arena Theater and airs
live on AXS TV.
Beaten just once in six pro outings, Rexroad has not lost since
July 2010, rattling off four consecutive wins for Legacy FC in his
last four fights. The Texan has submitted both of his last two
foes, choking out John
Malbrough on Sept. 16 before finishing Larry Crowe
with an armbar on Dec. 16 at Legacy FC 9.
Borges has also tasted defeat only once as a pro, falling by
knockout in his very first bout. Since that setback, the Brazilian
has posted eight straight victories, finishing five of his
conquered foes by knockout. The welterweight has already fought
thrice this year, stopping UFC vet Shamar
Bailey on May 4 and doing the same to onetime Strikeforce
Whitesel just two weeks later. Borges last fought on June 30,
taking a unanimous verdict from Malbrough to win the UWF Tournament
of Warriors in Corpus Christi, Texas.