Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming January 29th Legacy FC fight card:
#2 Mike Bronzoulis v. Joe Christopher (170lb Welterweight Title fight)
#1 Daniel Pineda vs #1 Levi Forrest (155lb fight)
Jennifer Scott vs Karina Halliman
#7 Jordan Rivas vs #10 Justin Murray (170lb fight)
Patrick Green vs John Malbrough (170lb fight)
#5 Ricardo Talavera vs #9 Jeff Rexroad (170lb fight)
Mark Garcia vs Alex Morono (165lb fight)
Angel Huerta vs Nate Garza (170lb fight)
Alex Cisne vs #3 Jonothan Harris (170lb fight)
TBA vs James Moss (125lb fight)
Justing Reiswerg vs Kenny Burke (155lb fight)
Written by: Barry Laminack
|#2 Mike Bronzoulis (10-2-1)||VS||Joe Christopher (11-5-0)|
Mike Bronzoulis waste no time in defending his newly acquired Legacy FC Welterweight title against a seasoned vet in Joe Christopher. At 11-5 (including going 1-1 with Bellator) Christopher will be a stiff test for Bronzoulis, especially his ground game; after all, his name is Joe “Jitsu” Christopher. Something tells me Bronzoulis will be ready, as he’s used to facing high level competition.
|#1 Daniel Pineda (11-7-0)||VS||#1 Levi Forrest (6-0-0)|
Levi Forrest relinquished his Legacy FC welterweight title with plans to drop to 155. According to his camp, the move down gives Levi a better shot at possibly seeing action with a national promotion in the future. Pineda, Legacy’s 145lb title holder, moves up in weight to fight Forrest as he continues his quest to hold both the LFC 145lb and 155lb titles. The move up isn’t anything new to Pineda, who has fought guys as heavy as 170lbs before.
|Jennifer Scott||VS||Karina Halliman|
Jennifer Scott has had terrible luck. Over the past year she’s seen every fight she has had scheduled here in Houston fall through. Will this time be for real? She’ll be squaring off against a very tough Karina Halliman, who will be making the trip from the world famous Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico.
|#7 Jordan Rivas (1-0-0)||VS||#10 Justin Murray (2-0-0)|
Like a little MMA with your BJJ? Jordan Rivas vs Justin Murray is the fight for you. Rivas is a black belt and a submission specialist. Murray is a whiz on the ground who’s starting to turn a few heads around town. Don’t expect much striking, unless it’s done to set up a take down.
|Patrick Green (0-0-0)||VS||John Malbrough (1-0-0)|
At this poit, I think it’s time to stop saying John Malbrough gets better every time he fights and to start saying John Malbrough is a really really good fighter. Despite an impressive amateur resume, he still seems to fly below everyone’s radar. I think 2011 could be a break out year for him. Despite going 2-1 as an amateur, Patrick Green picked a tough opponent to make his pro debut against.
|#5 Ricardo Talavera (2-0-0)||VS||#9 Jeff Rexroad (1-1-0)|
Despite moving out of state (to Pennsylvania) Ricardo Talavera is still a HOUSTON fighter! He makes his return to the cage against the highly regarded Jeff Rexroad. Some folks are of the opinion this is going to be a brawl, but I think this is going to be a ground fight.
|Mark Garcia (1-1-0)||VS||Alex Morono (0-0-0)|
Marc Garcia earned a lot of respect when he fought John Malbrough at Legacy FC on just 24 hours notice. He more than held his own against the Malbrough man, though he lost via unanimous decision. It doesn’t get any easier for the Iron Dragon fighter as he’s set to square off with the man known as baby Brock Lesner, Alex Morono. Morono has a devastating left hook and ground game that ranks high among his weight class. Look for him to test Garcia on the ground in this one.
|#6 Angel Huerta (2-0-0)||VS||#4 Nate Garza (3-3-0)|
Angel Huerta’s stock is on the rise. He went into his fight with Akira Smith as a hot prospect, and came out a serious threat. Now 2-0 he sets his sights on the always tough Nate Garza. Garza just dropped a tough one against Gerzan Chaw, but looks to bounce back in a big way. Both fighters want to bang. Huerta is lighting quick and devistatingly accurate. Garza is a slugger with one punch KO powers and an iron chin.
|Alex Cisne (5-1-0)||VS||#3 Jonothan Harris (4-1-0)|
Jonathan Harris looks to bounce back after losing to Mike Bronzoulis at Legacy FC 3 In November, but as far as “bounce back” fights go, this should prove to be a tough one. Alex Cisne put Houston on notice that he would be a major player in the 170lb division as he needed only 6 well timed and well placed leg kicks and some hammer fist to secure the WGC 170lb at WGC 2. Look for Cisne to dish out a steady diet of leg kicks to Harris, who will no doubt be looking for to add to his list of highlight reel KO’s.
|Justing Reiswerg (1-1-0)||VS||Kenny Burke (0-3-0)|
Reiswerg has phenominal hands. Back in the cage after a long year and a half lay off, expect him to force Burke to beat him standing up. Burke is 0-3 but his one of those fighters who skill set doesn’t match his record. He’s strong, tough and durable, but is prone to making that one mistake that ends up costing him the fight. If Burke can get this one to the ground early and avoid the big mistake, he could finally get into the win column. As for Reiswerg, whatch out for his 1/3 combo; I hear it’s electric.