Legacy FC 21 Betting Preview

Legacy FC 21Legacy FC 21 comes to our televisions on AXS TV at 10/9 Central from Houston, Texas with a card full of up and coming prospects and some familiar names from the world of MMA. The main event is for the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship, as Matt Hobar (7-1) fights Angel Huerta (6-1) in what should be a high-octane fight displaying both men’s skills. Hobar’s only loss comes from an in-fight injury, which resulted in the TKO loss on his record. Huerta has won all of his fights convincingly, with 5 (T)KOs to his name. Styles make fights, and what we have here is the striker vs grappler dynamic, as Hobar is a pure-wrestler compared to Huerta’s excellent striking. The real question is how is Huerta’s takedown defense? The middleweight strap will find a home around the waist of either Jackson’s MMA fighter Bubba Bush (5-2) or Larry Crowe (6-2) in what should be a hard-hitting matchup. These two were set to fight over a year ago, but a series of events have led them to tonight, fighting for the Legacy FC middleweight title. Simply put, this fight is going to be a very interesting affair, as Bubba Bush is a fantastic grappler with great fight IQ, can punch hard, and has great training partners at Jackson/Winklejohn. Larry Crowe has power to knock out anyone and give a good fight to just about any middleweight outside the UFC, with an 80% knockout rate. Both of these guys are evenly matched and are fighting to become a commodity that the bigger organizations have to sign and fast, especially if they put out an impressive performance. The next name you see will undoubtedly be familiar, as former WEC/UFC fan favorite Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) will look to right his ship after going 1-6 in his last seven fights inside the Octagon against the heavy-handed banger Rey Trujillo (14-10). Trujillo is on a two-fight winning streak, knocking out Chris Jones at Legacy FC 19 and has 10 knockouts on his resume. If you’ve seen Leonard Garcia fight, you know he’s ready to step forward, bite down on his mouthpiece and wing punches with reckless abandon. This could play into Trujillo’s heavy hands, or it could be the first time Garcia has finished another fighter since Jens Pulver in 2008. Either way, be prepared for an exciting battle with both men going toe to toe. Legacy FC is no stranger to WMMA, and they’ve brought in the featherweights Holly Holm (3-0) and Allana Jones (2-2) to throw down. Holly Holm has a brilliant resume detailing her boxing skills, with which she won 18 world titles during her time in the sport. She has also been spending time at Jackson/Winklejohn in an effort to expand her skillset, and has a good win over Jan Finney. She’ll want to keep the fight standing against Allana Jones, who just recently lost to Fallon Fox about two months ago. Holm is better than Jones in just about every area, but Jones can still do some damage if she can get the fight to the ground. But that’s a big if. Another interesting fighter early in their MMA career is the 2-0 Darrion Caldwell. You may remember Caldwell as a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion, but his wrestling career was cut short due to injuries. His transition to MMA has gone smoothly so far, and he looks to continue that against Gerzan Chaw (3-2). Caldwell’s wrestling is superior to all but a few in MMA, and that should allow him to keep developing comfortably against his current level of competition.

Written by Jason Nawara

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