Legacy Fighting Championship 16 continues to take shape, as the
promotion recently announced that a trio of bouts has been added to
its Dec. 14 event.
WEC and UFC veteran Antonio
Banuelos meets Ryan Benoit
in a 130-pound catch-weight bout. Additionally, Charles
Byrd clashes with Chad
Leonhardt at welterweight, while Alex Russ
squares off with Klayton Mai
in another 130-pound affair.
Legacy FC 16 takes place at the Allen Events Center in Allen,
Texas, and the event’s main card airs on AXS TV. The card’s
headliner pits Will
Campuzano against Jimmy Flick
for the promotion’s flyweight strap.
Before he locks horns with Benoit, Banuelos will step in the Legacy
FC cage against Joshua
Sampo on Sept. 14 in Houston. The 32-year-old Pit
representative last competed on Dream’s New Year’s Eve Card, where
he earned a split decision over Masakazu
Imanari before suffering a first-round TKO defeat to Bibiano
Fernandes in the promotion’s bantamweight tournament. His lone
Octagon appearance came at UFC 126, where he dropped a unanimous
verdict to Miguel
A Janjira Muay Thai representative, Benoit owns a pair of
first-round victories under the Legacy FC banner, submitting
Williams at LFC 11 and knocking out Randy Villareal at LFC 13.
“Baby Face” has finished all five of his career triumphs by
technical knockout or submission.