Not many have heard of Leonardo Leite, but Phil Davis won’t dismiss his abilities.
Leite ran the middleweight table over at Legacy Fighting Championship. He was the reigning 185-pound title holder. He hasn’t competed since Nov. 2015.
“He’s a high-level athlete and he has a lot of tricks. Judo is very tricky and it’s very uncommon. When Ronda Rousey was on top of her game and she was doing things to people, people thought, ‘Oh wow! I didn’t know you could just throw people like that. We haven’t seen that.’ So there’s a skill set there that you don’t see very often. We did a little special preparation just for those judo throws and a lot of things that he brings to the game.”