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Legacy FC acquired by UFC; Holly Holm also on move ahead of LFC 30



Legacy Fighting Championship acquired by Zuffa; Holly Holm joining UFC following Legacy FC 30 title fight


HOUSTON, TX, – In a move sure to shock many Texas MMA fans, it was recently announced that the UFC has purchased the Legacy Fighting Championship. The Mick Maynard led promotion has been in existence since November 10, 2006. It was then that they hosted their first event at Hurricane Harry’s in College Station under the moniker of Lonestar Beatdown. Fast forward to 2014 and the promotion has come a long way in the eight years since then. To date there has been 29 shows held under the Legacy FC banner along with 15 Legacy Amateur Series shows. That’s on top of the 29 shows (2 pro / 17 amateur) that hosted under Lonestar Beatdown.

With a trip to Albuquerque, NM this Saturday for Legacy Fighting Championship 30 on tap, the promotion felt now was the right time to announce the news:

1508074_10153773026795361_484325634_n“Holly Holm is fighting for our title against Juliana Werner this Saturday at Route 66 Casino and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Maynard. “She’s a future UFC star and probably the most intriguing future opponent for Ronda Rousey so we’re excited to continue to see her progress. We’re confident she’s going to continue to be a star in the UFC and we’re extremely grateful as we are with all our fighters that she chose to fight for us at Legacy FC. I don’t know when she’s debuting (in the UFC) but they’re looking at later this year.”

Moving on, Mick did not discuss the details of the UFC purchase but did state business would operate as usual for the time being with even more expansion ahead. There has been talk about Legacy FC becoming an official feeder league for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and there’s also speculation regarding how Legacy’s broadcast partner AXS TV might be involved. It seems that will all continue to be developed organically until a specific roadmap for the future is ready to be announced publicly.

“We just did our first show in Tulsa and now we’re headed to Albuquerque. We’ve also got Louisiana and Mississippi coming up so we’re going to stay busy no matter what’s going on with the back-end. It’s funny, I recently told my wife that if I ever planned 3 shows in 3 weeks again that she should smack me but we’re going to be moving faster than we’ve ever moved for the rest of this year. It’s kind of sad that I’ll be missing a few more (son’s) soccer games but hopefully all this sacrifice will be worth it for me, him and our entire family. Actually I know it will. Lots of good times and great fights ahead!”

Good times and great fights indeed. That’s what it’s been about for the Texas-based organization for the past eight years. Maynard started out to build a Legacy and that he has.

Check out this video of Mick Maynard regarding the origins of the Legacy Fighting Championship below: