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

USADA arbitrator gives UFC's Felipe Olivieri 2-year suspension for testosterone metabolites

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

An arbitrator for UFC anti-doping partner USADA has handed lightweight Felipe Olivieri a two-year suspension following his appeal of a positive test, USADA announced todayFiled under: News, UFC read news >>

Carmouche out, Gina Mazany meets McMann at UFC Fight Night 105, Quinones-Volkanovski added

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

The lineup for the UFC’s return to Nova Scotia, Canada, later this month has taken on some late changes. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

With Sullivan out, Randy Brown now meets Belal Muhammad at UFC 208 in Brooklyn

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

With George Sullivan off next week’s UFC 208 card in New York, Randy Brown now has a new opponent. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Twitter reacts to Felice Herrig's upset of Alexa Grasso at UFC Fight Night 104

  • 15 days ago
  • 13 views

Marquee strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso was handed her first career loss on Saturday when she was beaten by Felice Herrig in the UFC Fight Night 104 co-main event at Toyota Center in Houston.Filed read news >>

Former Bellator champ Will Brooks meets Charles Oliveira at UFC 210 in Buffalo

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC’s return to upstate New York in April has a new lightweight bout set for the lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

'UFC 208 Embedded,' No 2: Coffee talk with Holly Holm, Anderson Silva meets a U.S. border agent

  • 11 days ago
  • 41 views

The UFC returns to New York this week for UFC 208, and the organization has rolled out the “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Saturday’s pay-per-view event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.Filed und read news >>

After 2 odd UFC fights, Jarjis Danho meets Dmitry Poberezhets at UFC 211 in Dallas

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 views

May’s UFC 211 lineup has yet another heavyweight addition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

LFA 3 results: Trevin Giles stays unbeaten with split call over Ryan Spann, calls for UFC shot

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Middleweight Trevin Giles remains unbeaten, but a meeting with Ryan Spann was a lot closer than he would have liked. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 results: Aiemann Zahabi still unbeaten after win over Reginaldo Vieira

  • 8 hours ago
  • 3 views

HALIFAX – Dozens of trips to the octagon and a world-renowned coach in his family gave Aiemann Zahabi a tremendous amount of poise in his UFC debut.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Gavin Tucker Keeps Unbeaten Streak Intact (UFC Halifax Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 hours ago
  • 2 views

UFC newcomer Gavin Tucker kept his unbeaten streak intact by defeating Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. read news >>