Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight titlist Jorge Patino has suffered a knee injury and will be unable to defend his belt against Jeff 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 Antonio 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 talent Mitch 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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cannonier In for Injured Van Buren in Nashville

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Following an injury suffered by TUF 19 finalist Matt Van Buren, the UFC debut of unbeaten light heavyweight Jonathan Wilson on August 8 in Nashville will now take place against Jared Cannonier. read news >>

'Legacy FC 42: Njokuani vs. Quayhagen' lineup set with Faria in for injured Damm

  • 19 days ago
  • 3 views

The lineup for Legacy FC 42 is set with a six fight main card and seven fights set for the prelims.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Myles Jury injured: Paul Felder booked to face Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 16 on July 25

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

This fight was originally Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury, but "Showtime" got hurt and was replaced by Edson Barboza. Now Jury is injured and unable to compete, so Paul Felder will step in on short not read news >>

Uriah Hall gets quick turnaround, replaces injured Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

Uriah Hall will be back in action in 11 days. Less than a month after a split decision loss to Rafael Natal at UFC 187, the TUF 17 runner-up has agreed to replace injured Derek Brunson and fight Krzy read news >>

UFC 188 Embedded, Ep 1: “He’s an American That Thinks He’s Mexican”

  • 21 days ago
  • 111 views

Interim champ Fabricio Werdum takes a jab at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez as the two train for their UFC 188 bout in Mexico. read news >>

Countdown to UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

  • 22 days ago
  • 172 views

Go inside the training camps of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and interim champ Fabricio Werdum as they prepare for battle at UFC 188. read news >>

War Machine lashes out as judge denies motion to drop attempted murder charges

  • 26 days ago
  • 343 views

Jonathan Koppenhaver suffered a setback Wednesday in the case against his alleged brutal assault on former girlfriend Christy Mack. The former mixed martial artist, who had his name legally changed t read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson headlines UFC 191 on September 5th

  • 26 days ago
  • 36 views

The UFC is bypassing Ryan Bader and instead awarding the next light heavyweight title shot to Alexander Gustafsson against new champion Daniel Cormier. It looks like UFC light heavyweight champion Da read news >>

Lucas Martins suffered cut above eye days before UFC Fight 67

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

GOIANIA, Brazil -- Lucas Martins almost didn't enter the Octagon on Saturday night to face Mirsad Bektic. "Mineiro", finished Bektic in Goiania, Brazil, told the media after the fight that he suffere read news >>

More raw video of Jon Jones hit-and-run accident aftermath leaked, including injured victim interview and 911 audio

  • 28 days ago
  • 380 views

Albuquerque Police Department has released additional body cam footage of the accident that Jon Jones allegedly fled on foot in late April, which caused him to be pulled from a title defense against read news >>