With Recent Win, Bantamweight Standout Matt Hobar Looking for Legacy FC Title Shot


Matt Hobar - Legacy FCTo say that Legacy FC bantamweight prospect Matt “Crowbar” Hobar was disappointed with the results of his first bout against Steven Peterson would be an understatement.

After months of rescheduling issues, the two finally met this past August, but an unfortunate injury just prior to the end of the first round cost Hobar the match.

“Four minutes into the first round, he pressured into me and I threw a looping overhand left punch and it kind of landed on top of his shoulder and my elbow actually popped out of its socket and landed outside of the joint,” Hobar said to MMAWeekly.com.

Luckily Hobar’s dislocation was a clean one, and two months later he was ready to fight again, so Legacy signed the rematch for its most recent event on Dec. 14.

“The first fight I was planning on taking him down and beat him up from the top position and just control him on the ground,” said Hobar. “We kind of went into this fight a little bit, but after the first round I was winning the stand-up pretty heavily, so my coaches decided to change the plan and not go to the ground because every time we went there he would get extremely squirrely and hyperactive looking for arm bars and guillotines, so we didn’t want to risk getting caught.

“I knew my stand-up was way better than his, because he doesn’t have very good or proper technique standing-up. He throws for one-shot knockout punches and never really throws combos or anything like that, so I was pretty confident I could pick him off standing up.”

Hobar managed to control much of the fight standing and earned a majority decision.

For the normally ground-based Hobar, winning a fight without having to take it down is a big step forward for him in the evolution of his fight game.

“This is the first fight I stood all three rounds and banged with the guy,” said Hobar. “I’m a wrestler, so I’m always taking it to the ground and trying to get a submission or control the whole fight on the ground. I actually controlled the whole fight from my feet, so I’m very happy with that.”

The win gets Hobar back on track, and with a 6-1 record, possibly into title contention.

“I’d like to fight for the bantamweight championship for Legacy and if Mick (Maynard, MFC Promoter) found that appealing, that’d be great,” said Hobar. “I also know that you have to make those fights happen, so I’m going to take things one fight at a time and look for good match-ups that are entertaining that bring in the fans.”

(Photo courtesy of Matt Hobar)

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

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC and WEC veteran Damacio Page has a new foe at Legacy Fighting Championship 36 on Oct. 17 read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 views

A bantamweight clash between Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar has been scheduled for Dec. 6 at UFC 181. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the bout. Pettis (11-1), the 21-year-old younger brothe read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Sergio Pettis will share a card with his lightweight champion brother at UFC 181. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

As he gets older, Damacio Page is looking to capture the Legacy FC championship on Friday, then wants to finish his career with another UFC run. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 views

Cody East is not only gunning for the Legacy FC heavyweight championship on Friday night, he's hoping to parlay a victory into a shot in the UFC. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 26 views

Cody East cruised to an easy win and strapped the Legacy FC heavyweight belt around his waist with a one-sided beatdown of Vernon Lewis.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 178 views

The Angel of Death strengthens his case for another shot in the UFC with his latest finish over Brian Hall to win the Legacy Flyweight Championship belt. It was a relatively quiet weekend in the worl read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

Sherdog.com reports from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla., at approximately 10 p.m. ET with live Legacy FC 35 updates and play-by-play. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

(Warning: Video above contains NSFW language.) Former WEC title challenger and perennial UFC contender Donald Cerrone could probably get a title shot if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 on Saturda read news >>