Legacy FC has quietly built itself into one of the most solid proving grounds for young talent and former top shelf fighters looking to build their way back to the big leagues. It's already springboarded Daniel Pineda, Andrew Craig, and most recently Robert Drysdale to UFC careers. And is currently home to a number of promising fighters and UFC vets.
Legacy FC 20 showed off a great mix of new and old talent, as Carlo Prater took on undefeated prospect Carlos Diego Ferreira, and former UFC fighters Damacio Page and Antonio Banuelos took on Patrick Ybarra and Alptekin Ozkilic respectively. Here's a quick look at the night's highlights and all the results from the card.
In the night's main event Carlos Diego Ferreira notched the biggest win of his MMA career in a commanding performance of longtime MMA vet and UFC journeyman Carlo Prater. Check out this slick hip throw he used to reverse a clinch attempt in the second round.
In the co-main event Damacio Page looked to get himself back on the right track after a four fight losing streak that saw him make his exit from the UFC. He did just that with a beautiful one punch knockout of Patrick Ybarra only 2 minutes in to the first round.
Former Bellator and Strikeforce fighter Adam Schindler saw his hopes for a career jumpstart stymied by a series of viscous knees from Chris Pecero. I've often heard announcers disparage fighters for wasting time on pain and point based attacks while in the clinch, but Pecero provided the great example for how a series of powerful and accurate strikes to any part of the body can do serious damage.
In our final gif Antonio Banuelos was on the end of a one sided beating reminiscent of his recent loss to Bibiano Fernandes. Except this time it wasn't to one of the worlds best Bantamweights, but flyweight prospect Alptekin Ozkilic. Ozkilic moves to 8-1 with the win, his only loss a unanimous decision to current UFC bantamweight Chico Camus.
In other news on the card, former MTV reality star Matt Schnell lost for the first time in his professional career, dropiing a majority decision to Elias Garcia.
Here are the full results:
Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Carlo Prater via UD
Damacio Page def. Patrick Ybarra via KO
Chris Pecero def. Adam Schindler via TKO
Alptekin Ozkilic def. Antonio Banuelos via TKO
Elias Garcia def. Matt Schnell via MD
Corey Bellino def. Marcelo Lumakang via RNC
Kirk Hubble def. Gerald Gagnon via UD
Paulina Granados def. Maria Lopez via Armbar
Jared Perez def. David Siller via TKO