Legacy FC has been a trampoline of sorts of propelling multiple talents to the UFC. Maybe the most notable currently is Thomas Almeida (19-0) who is now 2-0 in the UFC and will face Brad Pickett on the main card of UFC 189 on July 11th.
The search party for the next superstar from Legacy will begin this Friday night at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, LA and available via AXS TV at 9 CST.
Opening the televised portion of the card will be Trent Meaux (2-0) taking on Roberto Sanchez (1-0) in a 130 lb affair. Sanchez had a successful pro debut at Legacy 39 when he beat Jacob Silva via unanimous decision and will look to go 2-0 under the Legacy banner. Meaux debuted in February and has finished both of his bouts in a single round.
Then Justin Rader (3-1) will share the cage with Joel Scott (3-3) in a bantamweight match up. Rader suffered his first loss in Legacy in his last bout but will be licking his chops in Lake Charles in anticipation against Scott. Joel will be looking for consistency as he will try to string together 2 winning results for the first time in his young career.
Louisiana fan favorite Gage Duhon (5-1) will then take center stage and look to defend his home turf against the undefeated Texas native Sage Northcutt (3-0). All three of Sage’s victories have have been ferocious first round knockouts. Gage also enjoys finishing fights and putting people to sleep except he does it via submission as all 5 of his victories have come in that method, most notably the rear-naked choke. Classic styles clash match-up here.
The flyweights take center stage next as Matt Schnell (7-2) goes one on one with Wanderley Carvalho Leite (2-1). Schnell will be competing in Legacy for his 6th time, he’s riding a 4 fight (all by stoppage) winning streak with 3 coming in the first round. Matt can see LFC gold in his sights. First he will have to out-duel the brutal Brazilian Leite who will be fighting on American soil for his first time.
The Co-Main Event will feature a middleweight mugging between Larry Crowe (9-4) and Ryan Spann (7-1). Crowe is a Legacy legend as he’s been in the promotion since 2011 and he will be competing in his 10th bout for the company. Only 1 of Crowe’s 9 fights in the promotion have gone the distance, so attention must be paid as he attempts to wash his last defeat out of his mouth. Larry lost to Leo Leite in a contest where the winner would be crowned LFC Middleweight Champion. Spann is a submission specialist having all but one of his wins coming by his opponents “saying uncle” and only one of those made it out of the first round. This contest will mark Ryan’s debut for the Legacy promotion and he’s in the hunt for his 3rd win in a row.
The Main Event will pit 8 time UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani (15-10) against 4 time Bellator veteran Josh Quayhagen (7-3). Anthony has fought under the Zuffa banner a remarkable 15 times, he’s faced the likes of current UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, The former Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson and the 2nd Ranked UFC Lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He’s defeated TUF alum Andre Winner, knockout artist John “The Bull” Makdessi and longtime Strikeforce veteran Roger Bowling. Josh has fought in multiple promotions all over Louisiana and will look to neutralize Njokuani with his hard quick strikes as all of his knockouts have come swiftly in the first round.