Legacy Fighting Championship 9 Results

| December 17, 2011 | 12:08 am | 1 Reply

From the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas was Legacy Fighting Championship 9 last night on HDNet. The six fight main card was headlined by a welterweight title fight between the current title holder Jorge Patino against the former LFC champion Mike Bronzoulis. Patino won the belt in his last outing, a belt that was vacated by Bronzoulis after he signed with Strikeforce.

The night was filled with exciting knockouts, late submissions and one wardrobe malfunction…….

Main card:

265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis defeated Rakin Cleveland by 3rd rd. TKO

  • From the opening bell these two went at each other. Lewis showed his power by throwing Cleveland around when the two clinched. Lewis had himself a shorts malfunction that literally had half his backside showing. Cleveland got the better of round two as a knee put Lewis on his back for much of the round until Lewis went for a kimura that got him the reverse seconds before the round ended. Both fighters were gassed in the final round but Lewis had enough energy to rush Cleveland, get the takedown and drop a flurry of right hands that ended the fight.

145 lbs.: Daniel Pineda defeated Gilbert Jimenez by 2nd rd. KO

  • A very entertaining back and forth opening round as both fighters had their moments. In round two Jimenez hurt Pineda but didn’t capitalize and that would come back to hurt him, literally. A knee from Pineda hurt Jimenez and a perfect spinning back fist ended the fight just like that.

170 lbs.: Jonathon Harris defeated Ricardo Talavera by 3rd rd. TKO

  • Talavera came out strong and had his opponent in some precarious positions before Harris reverses and ends the round on top, dropping elbows. It was all Harris in round two as he took Talavera down right away and punished him for nearly 4 minutes. It was another quick takedown by Harris in round three resulting in some nasty ground and pound that opened up a cut on the head of Talavera and ultimately ended the fight.

145 lbs.: Steven Garcia defeated Cody Williams by 1st rd. KO

  • Williams started fast but towards the end of the round he took a deep breath, got rocked with a short left hand from Garcia and face planted to the canvas. The referee didn’t stop the fight for some odd reason and Williams staggers to his feet just to get dropped again, fight over.

170 lbs.: Jeff Rexroad defeated Larry Crowe by 3rd rd. Submission (Armbar)

  • Two cup checks paused the action in the opening round but that didn’t slow down the action. Crowe landed the better shots in the round but Rexroad didn’t slow down a bit. Round two was back and forth but as the round nears an end Crowe was visibly gassed and very slow. Both fighters slowed down in the final round and at the end of the round Crowe looked to steal the round with a takedown. Crowe was sloppy and left his arm out and Rexroad moved for a triangle but switched to an armbar and just over 30 seconds left in the fight Crowe taps.

Main Event:

170 lbs. Title Fight: Jorge Patino defeated Mike Bronzoulis by Unanimous Decision

  • A pretty one-sided fight and only main card fight to go the distance; it was the takedowns from the champion that were the deciding factor. Patino didn’t do much with the takedowns but for the most part Bronzoulis couldn’t stop them. Both fighters slowed in the championship rounds and the challenger had his chance to press the action but didn’t and would go on to lose a lackluster unanimous decision

Un-aired undercard:

145 lbs.: Jeremy Mahon defeated David Armas by Unanimous Decision

185 lbs.: Noel Ligon defeated Patrick Hutton by 2nd rd. Submission (Guillotine Choke)

155 lbs.: Jesus Rivera defeated Randy Hauer by 2nd rd. Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

170 lbs.: Jeremy Morris defeated Justin Murry by Split Decision

Chop Rucker defeated Frost Murphy by Unanimous Decision

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why Noel Ligon wasn’t on the main card is beyond me. He was the best fighter in this whole event.

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