While not fully confirmed (thus the rumor mill), reports are that Jorge “Macaco” Patino is expected to relinquish his Legacy Welterweight title and make a drop to 155 lbs. Patino (26-13-1) won the belt against Pete Spratt and has defended the title once with a decision win over former Legacy champ Mike Bronzoulis. With the 155 lb. title open thanks to Daniel Pineda heading to the UFC, “Macaco” is expected to fight for the vacant belt at the Spring Legacy show.
His suspected opponent is Pineda’s teammate out of 4 oz Fight Club, Jesus “The Spaniard” Rivera. Rivera is riding a 3 fight win streak over Lee King, Rey Trujillo and Randy Hauer. Rivera (7-2) will be making his second run at the Legacy lightweight title, having lost a decision to Rey Trujillo back in March of 2010.
We will do our best to confirm the rumor and let you know as soon as possible if this clash will actually take place.