By Benjamin Bieker
Legacy Fighting Championship
LFC always puts on a quality shows with some decent named fighters on the card. In the main event, Matt Hobar announced his arrival as a legit contender in the bantamweight division with his first round finish of Angel Huerta. This marks Hobar’s third straight win since losing his first bout in 2012 after an arm injury. Huerta will have to back to the drawing board after losing his second fight in three trips to the cage.
Also on the card, Leonard Garcia pick up his first win in nearly three years when he knocked out Rey Trujillo in the third round. Holly Holm seems to be a legit female fighter after giving up a super successful boxing career. She now sits at 4-0 in the division with each win more impressive than the last. I this fight, she knocked out her opponent in the second round with a perfectly timed head kick. it is only a matter of time until she makes the transition to the UFC.
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While this fight card did not have too many big names or up and comers there was one fighter of significance on the card. Leandro Silva was one and done in the UFC, but he has so far kept himself undefeated outside of the world’s largest fight promotion. At 12-1, Silva has never been able to knockout an opponent, but so far he has submitted eight out of his twelve wins. This fight was not different as he locked up a rear-naked choke in the second round. He may just need to work on his standup to make it back to the UFC.
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Paul Daley may not have been able to fight in the USA yet, but he still continues to roll on in England. In 2013, he has won three straight fights all by knockout. He beat this opponent so bad that the doctor would not allow him to continue after the first round. Daley is supposed to go back to Bellator this year and maybe he will be able to continue this momentum in America.
Two former Bellator fighters have gotten back into the win column after losing some tough fights for the American promotion. Ronnie Mann had a tough go of things in his Bellator tenure after going 1-3 in the last couple years. Unfortunately for his opponent he was fighting in his homeland. With his fans behind him, his opponent was finished in just over three minutes with a knockout by elbows and punches. Also, Norman Paraisy has been able to stay undefeated outside of the Bellator promotion. In his last fight, he was only able to capture take a draw. In this fight he made up for it by winning a unanimous decision. At 12-3 it may only be a matter of time until he gets called back to another big promotion.
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