The Legacy Fighting Championships returned to action last night in Houston, Texas at the Houston Arena Theater for Legacy FC 21. The card filled two of the promotion’s vacant titles as Matt Hobar and “Bubba” Bush won the bantamweight and middleweight belts, respective. The card aired last night on AXS.TV.
In last night’s main event, Matt Hobar claimed the vacant Legacy FC bantamweight crown by defeating Angel Huerta via rear-naked choke. The bout was a scramble from start-to-finish, with Huerta fending off multiple attacks before Hobar finally secured the fight-ending hold.
In the co-main event, Bubba Bush won the promotion’s vacant middleweight crown last night against Larry Crowe. Bush would use his grappling prowess to exhaust Crowe over the duration of their fight. While Crowe would survive the first, Bush’s relentless attack proved too much and the fighter pounded out Crowe from the mount.
UFC-veteran Leonard Garcia made his promotional debut tonight in Houston as he took on Rey Trujillo. After two back-and-forth rounds that saw both fighters have their moments, Garcia quickly seized control in the third with his usual salvos of haymakers. The fighter had an added wrinkle however, as he landed a crushing head kick that sent Trujillo into desperation mode prior to the bout being called.
Former boxing champion, and top WMMA bantamweight prospect, Holly Holm continued her ascent up the MMA ranks with an incredibly devastating knockout of Allana Jones. While Holm spent the majority of the first round measuring up Jones, she found her range in the second. Holm would dispatch her opponent with a head kick that looked straight out of Mirko Cro Cop’s highlight reel to improve to 4-0 in her burgeoning MMA career.
In the nights second fight, 2009 NCAA champion Darrion Caldwell continued his improvement in MMA with a unanimous decision victory that showcased an improving all-round game that included some Anthony Pettis-like strikes off the cage in addition to his wrestling. Jonathan Harris defeated Matt Rogers via strikes in last night’s main card opener.
Legacy FC 21 Results:
Main Card (AXS.tv)
- Bantamweight Title Fight: Matt Hobar def. Angel Huerta via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:05 of Round 1
- Middleweight Title Fight: William “Bubba” Bush def. Larry Crowe via TKO (punches) at 2:41 of Round 2
- Leonard Garcia def. Reynaldo Trujillo via knockout (strikes) at 0:24 of Round 3
- Holly Holm def. Allanna Jones via knockout (head kick) at 2:22 of Round 2
- Darrion Caldwell def. Gerzan Chaw via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jonathan Harris def. Matt Rogers via TKO (strikes) at 0:47 Round 2