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  1. Default Leondard Garcia Plan to Win in a Firefight for Legacy FC Featherweight Belt

    Ever since signing with Legacy FC earlier this year, former UFC featherweight Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia’s career has been on the upswing.

    Two wins in two fights has the Texas native back on track after a stretch where he lost six of seven fights, which lead to his UFC release in May.

    “I feel great,” Garcia told “The two guys that I’ve fought are guys who have been in big shows already as well, so I feel like the competition level is right in there that I need to be in. I feel like Legacy is a great organization and it’s Texas-based, so it’s been a lot of fun.”
    Garcia credits his resurgence to getting more serious in the gym and it’s paid off with finishes in both his Legacy wins.

    “I’m feeling a whole lot better in the gym and am doing different things than I was doing a while ago,” he said. “I got really lazy and complacent when I was in the UFC. I just felt like I was another guy in the organization.

    “I wasn’t chasing the title. I wasn’t doing anything when I was there. I was just kind of there. And when you’re fighting for money, it becomes a job and that’s not how it’s been the last couple of fights.”
    With his wins in tow, Garcia (17-11-1) has placed himself in line to fight for the vacant Legacy 145-pound championship against up-and-comer Kevin Aguilar (8-0) on Friday, Dec. 6, in San Antonio.

    “He’s a well-rounded kid and has all the tools to do good things in the future, but unfortunately he has to fight me before he goes on,” said Garcia of Aguilar. “I think I have all the same tools he has. We’re just as well-rounded as one another. I feel I have to go out there and outsmart him.

    “I have to be the veteran in this fight. If I can get him into a firefight early, I think that’ll win me the fight. If he’s smarter than that, then I’ve got to drag him into deep waters. That’s something I’m really familiar with in a lot of my fights. I carry a different pace than a lot of fighters, so when I take them into deep waters they usually drown.”
    Having nearly 30 fights to his credit in 14 years of fighting MMA against some of the top competition in the world, Garcia told that he feels it’s his veteran experience that will be the key to defeating Aguilar.

    “I think athleticism gets you so far and then it comes to a point in a fight – that I’ve been in several times before – you give a guy everything you’ve got and he’s still standing there, that’s when you have to dig deep and figure it out,” said Garcia. “I think this will be his first time (having to do that).

    “Definitely he’s never faced anybody who’s been where I’ve been, and been able to do what I’ve done against some of the top fighters. I feel like that’s going to be the big difference in this fight.”
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    Translate: If I do what i always do and wing punches all fight either I will hit something or the judges will give me a gift descision.
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    i got the dvr set all ready

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    Legacy FC 26 results: Leonard Garcia knocks out Kevin Aguilar, claims title

    Leonard Garcia (18-11-1) promised to knock out Kevin Aguilar (8-1) in the first round at Friday’s Legacy FC 26 event, and “Bad Boy” did just that.

    The bout aired on AXS TV from Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio.

    Garcia, a UFC vet, earned his third consecutive victory since being cut from the world’s premier organization earlier this year. He also handed Aguilar his first career loss and took the vacant Legacy FC featherweight title.

    After some uneventful striking exchanges in the early going, Garcia connected with an uppercut that badly hurt his opponent. Aguilar attempted to regain his wits, but Garcia was relentless in pursuing the finish, which came at the 2:57 mark of the opening round.

    Garcia called for a return to the UFC in his post-fight interview, but also said he would be willing to return to his home state of Texas and defend his newly earned 145-pound belt if given the opportunity.

    Almeida knocks out Pacurariu, remains undefeated

    Featherweight prospect Thomas Almeida (15-0) kept his undefeated record intact and may have punched his ticket to the UFC with a first-round knockout of George Pacurariu (5-3) in the night’s co-main event.

    The win marked the 15th consecutive victory for the Brazilian – all by stoppage, with all but one coming in the first round.

    It was a tactical battle in the opening minutes of the 145-pound contest, but when Almeida found his range, he connected with a clean overhand right that hurt Pacurariu in the worst of ways.

    The 22-year-old then displayed his trademark killer instinct to stop the fight, further elevating his status as one of the top up-and-comers in the sport.

    Pecero elbows his way to victory

    Chris Pecero (10-5) utilized elbows from every angle possible en route to a quick first-round stoppage of featherweight Raynaldo Rodriguez (4-3).

    Pecero got to the fight to the ground as quick as possible and immediately fired off a series of elbows that hurt his opponent. From there, Pecero advanced to mount and continued his assault, giving the referee no choice but to step in and call the fight at the 1:03 mark of the opening round.

    Ybarra outpoints Rodriguez in grudge match

    There was a significant amount of heat going into a fight between Patrick Ybarra (6-1) and Ray Rodriguez (3-2), but in the end it was, Ybarra who came out on top with the decision victory.

    It was a competitive bantamweight contest in which neither man wanted to give up an inch; however, Ybarra won the little battles throughout the 15-minute contest and was the more effective fighter both on the feet and on the ground.

    Despite the hatred displayed from both sides pre-fight, Ybarra and Rodriguez embraced afterward, seemingly settling their differences.

    Buch edges Hollis by decision

    Ryan Hollis (4-3) was content with fighting from his back while working for submissions, and it may very well have cost him the decision against Billy Buch (5-2).

    While Hollis was very active from his back, the positioning of Buch mixed with his takedowns and standup attacks were enough to take the fight in the eyes of the three judges scoring the contest.

    It was a close bout that could have gone either way, but on this night it was Buch who walked away with the win.

    Ivy picks up first submission win

    Dimitre Ivy (3-2) opened the Legacy FC 26 main card with a slick second-round submission victory over Matt Mazurek(1-1) to get back in the win column.

    After a slow-paced first round that involved a lot of work from the clinch, Ivy got the fight to the ground in the second and worked his way toward a submission.

    The finish came just over half way through the second round when Ivy capitalized on his opponent’s mistake and ended the fight with a stylish armbar and his first career submission win.

    The complete Legacy FC 26 results included:


    Leonard Garcia def. Kevin Aguilar via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:57 (to win vacant featherweight title)
    Thomas Almeida def. George Pacurariu via TKO – Round 1, 4:13
    Chris Pecero def. Raynaldo Rodriguez via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 1:03
    Patrick Ybarra def. Ray Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
    Billy Buch def. Ryan Hollis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
    Dimitre Ivy def. Matt Mazurek via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:18

    Daniel Jolly def. Matt Steward via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 0:16
    Kevin Troyer def. David Siller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
    Daniel Pinheiro def. Joe Reyes via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:45
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    Never been the guys biggest fan but I could see the UFC taking him back.

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    legacy should not let him go make him defend the belt. besides yelling yeah baby ufc i'm back (or something close to that) after knocking the guy out he really kind of shit on them as most of their fighters do.
    so make the guy defend it better yet make him finish his contract.

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