Lee King has been handed yet another opponent for his third outing under the Legacy Fighting Championship banner.

Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday with promotion officials that King will now square off with the undefeated Evan Cutts at Legacy Fighting Championship 11 in light of Jamie Varner’s departure for the UFC. King was slated to face Varner after his original opponent, Alex Morono, withdrew from their contest due to injury. However, the onetime WEC champion was tapped by the UFC to fill in for an injured Evan Dunham at UFC 146, and Cutts has answered the call to face King on short notice.

LFC 11 takes place May 11 at Houston’s Arena Theater and will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Jorge Patino and Clay Hantz. Broadcast live on HDNet, the event will also feature a flyweight confrontation between Chad Robichaux and Joseph Sandoval, as well a welterweight duel pitting Marcus Aurelio against Mike Bronzoulis.

Cutts, whose upcoming matchup marks his inaugural LFC appearance, has fought just three times as a pro since debuting just over one year ago. “The Butcher” posted back-to-back submission wins in April and June before outpointing Reagan Penn at ProElite 2 on Nov. 5, going the distance for the first time in his nascent pro career.

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

Related News

Daniel Sarafian out, Jake Collier now meets Ricardo Abreu at UFC Fight Night 68

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

An injury has caused a change to a middleweight bout at the UFC’s return to New Orleans in a month.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Legacy FC vs. RFA: We Want to Kick Each Other’s Asses, but It’s Something Special

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Legacy FC president Mick Maynard says they definitely want to win Friday's co-promotion war with RFA, but they're building something special. read news >>

Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida Added to UFC 189

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Undefeated Thomas Almeida (19-0) will try to extend his unbeaten streak to 20 consecutive fights when he takes on Brad Pickett (24-10) at UFC 189 on July 11. read news >>

Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, meets Thomas Almeida at UFC 189

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Promising prospect Thomas Almeida recently told MMAjunkie he had been dreaming of a fight in Las Vegas. Today, he got his wish.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, meets Thomas Almeida at UFC 189

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Brad Pickett will return to the bantamweight division in July. The English veteran, who cut down to 125 pounds after a 6-4 run as a bantamweight in the UFC and WEC, is scheduled to meet Brazilian pro read news >>

Lucas Martins replaces Renato Moicano at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Lucas Martins has replaced injured Renato Moicano and now meets fellow featherweight Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night 67.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Legacy FC 43 heads to Minnesota with Krantz-Larson title fight, Volkmann-Ottow

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Legacy FC makes its Minnesota debut on July 17, and a title fight headlines the card.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Gian Villante meets Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Gian Villante said he wanted another fight booked as soon as possible following his recent victory over Corey Anderson. He got his wish and will face Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in July.Filed under: read news >>

Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, Cormier meets Johnson for vacant belt at UFC 187

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC has stripped Jon Jones of his light heavyweight title and suspended the 27-year-old indefinitely as a result of his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday.Filed under: Featur read news >>