We are mere days away from what many consider to be the biggest fight card in Houston MMA history, Legacy FC 7. July 22, 2011 is set to be a historic day in the Houston MMA scene as the card is not only stacked, but the main portion of the card (6 bouts in all) are going to air live to the entire nation on HDNet.
Legacy has released the following press release in advance of the fights:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston, TX, July 13, 2011 – With Legacy Fighting Championship 7 on HDNet just one week away, Legacy is proud to announce the official fight card for the event set to emanate from Houston’s Arena Theater and to be broadcast live to our nationwide audience on July 22nd starting at 10PM EST/9PM Central.
In the main event of the evening, Houston’s own Carlo Prater will take on UFC veteran and former Ultimate Fighter: Season 9 semi-finalist Cameron Dollar. Prater enters this Legacy bout with a two-fight MMA win streak (two first-round submissions) while Denver’s Cameron Dollar will look to continue the momentum of his own five-fight streak with no defeats in MMA Competition.
The Legacy FC 7 co-feature of the night will have the Legacy featherweight championship on the line as defending titleholder Daniel Pineda takes on incoming challenger Frank Gomez. Heading into this bout, the champion has won his last three fights (all against former Legacy champions) while Gomez, a WEC veteran out of the vaunted Jackson’s MMA camp, has won his last two fights on the way to this Legacy FC title opportunity.
Also fighting on the card is UFC and HDNet fight veteran Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt. A 42-fight veteran, Pete comes to Houston looking to stave off the challenge of knockout-minded relative newcomer Antonio Flores, who enters this bout with an 80% finish rate in his five MMA wins.
The rest of the televised main card for Legacy FC 7 features three exciting bouts for HDNet viewers and the live crowd in attendance.
A former Legacy bantamweight champion, Chad Robichaux is set to make his Legacy FC return after taking on Bellator titleholder Zach Makovsky against another of the promotion’s veteran in Jonathan Mackles.
Rounding off Legacy’s maiden debut on HDNet, Rey Trujillo and Jesus Rivera will try to recreate the magic of their 2010 Legacy ‘Fight of the Year’ while up-and-coming lightweights Justin Reiswerg and Marc Ramirez look to climb their way up in the Legacy FC rankings.
MAIN CARD (BROADCAST ON HDNET’s ‘FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS’)
- Main Event – Carlo Prater vs. Cameron Dollar
- Co-Main Event – Champ Daniel Pineda vs. Frank Gomez (Featherweight Title Fight)
- Antonio Flores vs. Pete Spratt
- Chad Robichaux vs. Jonathan Mackles
- Rey Trujillo vs. Jesus Rivera
- Justin Reiswerg vs. Marc Ramirez
PRELIMINARY CARD (UNTELEVISED)
- Jermaine Anugwom vs. Larry Crowe
- David Armas vs. Shelby Sheehan
- Alex Black vs. Jared Chaffee
- Tony Orozco vs. David McClung
About Legacy Fighting Championship
Legacy Fighting Championship has promoted professional and amateur MMA events for over four years. Throughout its history, the emphasis has always been maintaining the commitment to provide only the highest-quality mixed martial arts competition for fighters and viewers alike. Legacy’s continued goal is to maintain that quality while evolving and growing organically with the sport of MMA.
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