Andrew Craig signed with the UFC earlier this year, vacating the Legacy FC Middleweight Championship. It would now seem that the title will remain vacant for the time being as the bout to crown the promotion’s new champion between William Bush (4-2) and Noel Ligon (5-0) has been cancelled due to an injury sustained by the undefeated Texan, which has put him on the shelf. As a result, a light heavyweight bout between Robert Drysdale and Chris Reed has been promoted to main event status.
Drysdale (4-0) is undefeated in his MMA career with all wins coming by first-round submission. The Abu Dhabi grappling champion will make his second promotional appearance as the evening’s anchor. The Vegas native made his Legacy FC debut in July, forcing Isaac Villanueva to tap to an armbar in 89 seconds.
Reed (5-1) will make his Legacy FC debut. “The Celtic Tiger” most recently stopped Jeremy McCombs on the regional scene at 1:10 of the opening stanza in July. The Texan, who has earned stoppages in four of his five wins, now looks to take a win over the established Drysdale to make a name for himself.
Legacy Fighting Championship 15 takes place November 16 at Houston’s Arena Theater. The main card airs live on AXS TV.