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Legacy FC 46 Peterson vs Rivera: Main Card Preview


Legacy Fighting Championships 46 will come live from the Allen Center in Allen, TX this Friday night and will be broadcasted via AXS TV. The main event will be a bantamweight tilt between Steven Peterson (12-4) and Irwin Rivera (4-0) in a contest that will surely go a long way in determining who will fight for the 135 pound Legacy title next.

The show will open and close with bantamweight action as leading off will be Levi Mowles (1-1) looking to rebound from a narrow split decision contest against Tony Kelley at LK 2. Mowles will take on Jacob Norsworthy (1-4) whose record isn’t noteworthy but he will be looking to spoil the future of the 20 year old Levi and steal the spot light in the live AXS TV opening bout.

Following will be the pro debut of Dakotah Atnip facing Sean Holden (3-1) in a welterweight bout. Even though Dakotah hasn’t fought professionally yet, it is worth knowing that he doesn’t lack in fight experience as he has finished all 5 of his amateur wins. Holden received the biggest win of his career in his last outing at Bellator 135, defeating Tim Roman via Split Decision.

Next will be a Lightweight bout pitting Eleazar Rodriguez (6-4) against George Pacurariu (7-4). Rodriguez will be looking to erase a loss in his last appearance at Legacy, where he fell short via Unanimous Decision to Eli Tamez at Legacy FC 24. Pacurariu who is 2-3 under the Legacy banner will be in Eleazar’s way, George is coming off of the biggest win of his career after defeating Ivan Cole via submission in the 1st round at Bellator 135.

Then a highly competitive Middleweight offering will be showcased when Andrew Parker (6-1) takes on Victor Reyna (5-2). Both are very talented 29 year old 185 pounders and both will be fighting mad after coming off seldom seen losses on their polished records. Parker dropped the first fight of his career in his last outing against Chance Rencountre via TKO in the first round at Legend Fights, but is 2-0 in Legacy FC with both victories coming by way of first round rear naked choke. His opponent Reyna is also 2-0 in Legacy FC with both of his wins coming from technical knockouts and his combined time in the Legacy cage totals only 1 minute and 44 seconds.

A Catchweight Co-Main Event will come next when Archie Lowe (6-6) goes toe to toe with Jason Sampson (12-1). Lowe has only seen the finishing bell of a fight just once in his 12 fight career and will look to bring Sampson’s 4 fight winning streak to a screeching halt. Sampson is 3-0 under the Bellator Promotion and 2-0 in Shark Fights, he will look to continue his winning ways in Legacy FC this Friday Night on AXS TV.

The Main Event will be hotly contested when Steven Peterson (12-4) looks to use his 4 inch height and 12 fight experience advantage provide Irwin Rivera (4-0) with the first loss of his young career. Peterson is a Bellator veteran with a 6-2 record in Legacy where 5 of his wins have come by some form of stoppage. Rivera will look to step up to the biggest challenge of his career for the biggest promotion he’s ever been apart of on cable television. Will he hit a home run or be choked out by the veteran Peterson?? Find out on AXS TV this Friday Night.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.