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Steven Peterson Submits Champ Manny Vazquez to Claim the Legacy Fighting Championship Bantamweight Title

Saturday June 25, 2016– It was a Hollywood-type night for Steven Peterson at Legacy 56. Peterson aka “Ocho” has been a Legacy regular since 2011. Early on he embraced the role of “villain” and at Legacy 19 in 2013 he suffered a massive KO at the hands of George Pacurariu. Since that fight Peterson has been undefeated and in his tenth appearance with Legacy, he finally got a shot at the title. In the main event at Legacy 56, Peterson squared off with defending bantamweight champ Manny Vazquez.  The fight went into the championship rounds before Peterson choked Vazquez to sleep in round four to become the NEW 135 pound champ.

In other action, Jason Sampson kept his impressive win streak going in the co-main event, JC Cottrell edgedCody Walker in a very entertaining fight, and 22 year-oldMiles Johns put on a show in the opening fight of the night.

Here are the highlights:

Official results for the televised Legacy 56 are as follows:

  • Bantamweight Title Fight – Steven Peterson (14-4) submitted Manny Vazquez (9-2) with a rear naked choke to win the bantamweight title at 3:08 in round four.
  • Bantamweight Fight – Jason Sampson (14-1) beat Ryan Hollis (11-10) with a unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
  • Bantamweight Fight – Levi Mowles (4-1) scored a split decision victory over Edwin Figueroa (6-5) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
  • Featherweight Fight – J.C. Cottrell (17-3) defeated Cody Walker (7-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).
  • Welterweight Fight – Bilal Williams (7-2) took out Sean Holden (4-2) with a first round TKO (referee stoppage) at 3:13.
  • Featherweight Fight – Miles Johns (4-0) defeated Eliazar Rodriguez (7-6) via TKO at 0:38 in round two.

Legacy Fighting is Back Again NEXT Friday With Legacy 57 on AXS TV!



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