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Legacy FC will return in June, and will touch down in Louisiana for the first time.

Legacy FC 32 is set for June 20 and features a bantamweight main event between a pair of unbeaten fighters in Thomas Almeida (16-0) and Aaron Phillips (7-0).

Legacy promotor Mick Maynard confirmed the event and headliner to MMAjunkie.

The event takes place at Horseshoe Casino in Shreveport, La., with a main card on AXS TV. Just this past Friday, Legacy put on its first event in New Mexico, headlined by Holly Holm’s women’s bantamweight title win vs. Juliana Werner. Prior to Friday’s show in Albuquerque, all of Legacy’s shows but one had taken place in Texas (Legacy FC 29 was in Oklahoma).

Almeida, from Brazil, returns to Legacy following his second appearance for the promotion, a first-round TKO of George Pacurariu at Legacy FC 26 in December. In March, Almeida fought in Brazil, where he scored a fourth-round TKO against Vinicius Zani on a regional show in Brazil.

All of the 22-year-old prospect’s 16 career wins have come by stoppage with a dozen knockouts and four submissions. And he’s been busy in his young career, going 8-0 in 2012 and 5-0 in 2013.

Phillips, a Louisiana native, will fight in front of his home state’s fans in his Legacy FC debut. The 29-year-old went 4-0 in 2013 with three stoppage wins, all for regional promotions in Louisiana. In February, he took a split-decision from Tyler Shinn at a C3 Fights event in Oklahoma. Phillips trains with former UFC fighter Tim Credeur at Louisiana’s Gladiators Academy.

For more on Legacy FC 32, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Thomas Almeida)

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