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Legacy FC 56 Results – Peterson crowned new 135 champion

By TXMMA Staff


Steven “Ocho” Peterson earns Legacy FC 135 title; Jason Sampson and Levi Mowles also win as part of AXS TV main card


DALLAS, TX – Some of DFW’s top fighters were dropping bombs at the Bomb Factory last Friday night as the venue played host to Legacy Fighting Championship 56. Winning his sixth fight in a row, local boy Steven Peterson achieved a lifelong dream in the main event, winning the Legacy FC bantamweight title by fourth round submission over midwestern MMA fighter Manny Vasquez. Staying true to form, “Ocho” was aggressive from the start in this one, swinging for the fences and hunting for the submission. It finally came in the championship rounds as he took his opponent’s and back under the neck for the submission. The win brings the once-hated, now-cheered champion’s record up to 14-4 with even brighter times surely ahead.

Elsewhere on the main card Jason Sampson returned to action with a unanimous decision win over the always durable Ryan Hollis. Brandon Quick disciple Levi Mowles got the biggest win of his career with a split decision win over UFC vet Edwin Figueroa while J.C. Cottrell continues his own winning ways with a decision win over Next Generation’s Cody Walker. Bilal Williams and undefeated Miles Johns completed the main card with wins over Sean Holden and Eliazar Rodriguez respectively.

Check out full results and highlights from AXS TV below:\

LFC 56 Main Card Results

  • 135 lbs.: Steven Peterson def. Manny Vazquez via submission (RNC), RD4
  • 135 lbs.: Jason Sampson def. Ryan Hollis via unanimous decision
  • 135 lbs.: Levi Mowles def. Edwin Figueroa via split decision
  • 145 lbs.: J.C. Cottrell def. Cody Walker via unanimous decision
  • 170 lbs.: Bilal Williams def. Sean Holden via TKO, RD1
  • 145 lbs.: Miles Johns def. Eliazar Rodriguez via TKO, RD2

LFC 56 Preliminary Card Results

  • 135 lbs.: Jon Camero def. Alberto Ayala via TKO, RD1
  • 135 lbs.: Audrey Drew def. Christina Valentine via Submission (RNC), RD3
  • 155 lbs.: Erick Montejano def. Rogelio Contreras via TKO, RD1
  • 125 lbs.: Anthony Torres def. Victor Altamirano via submission (RNC), RD3
  • 155 lbs.: Zikica Krsmanovic def. Khristian Monrreal via TKO, RD3