‘BABYSITTER TO THE STARS’ BURT WATSON RETURNS TO MMA ON ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT’ MAY 8
RFA Flyweight Kevin Gray Added To Main Card to Fight Legacy’s Brian Hall
Legacy Lightweight Yuri Villefort Replaces Injured Chris Feist
LOS ANGELES – April 24, 2015 – As AXS TV Fights gears up for its first ever co-promoted event broadcast May 8, the network today announced Burt Watson, the “Babysitter to the Stars,” will make his first nationally televised return to MMA since leaving the UFC on AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT. During this historic broadcast that features four Resurrection Fighting Alliance versus Legacy Fighting Championship match-ups, Watson will be seen and heard driving the backstage area and motivating the fighters before their bouts. Watson will also be present at the weigh-ins on Thursday, May 7.
AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT airs live on Friday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on AXS TV, headlined by a flyweight superfight between RFA champion Alexandre Pantoja (15-2) and Legacy champion Damacio Page (19-9). In two co-main events, undefeated RFA bantamweight champion Luke Sanders (9-0) puts his belt on the line against RFA contender Terrion Ware (13-3) while top Legacy contenders Dave Burrow (13-5) and Mike Bronzoulis (17-8) face off for the vacant Legacy lightweight title.
AXS TV Fights also announced Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) flyweight fighter Kevin Gray (5-1) is scheduled to face Legacy Fighting Championship’s Brian Hall (8-2) on the televised main card. Gray previously appeared on AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA 22 Jan. 9 defeating Joey Eisenbraun (3-2) by way of guillotine submission in the first round.
Additionally, Legacy lightweight Chris Feist (8-1) has been forced out of his scheduled fight versus RFA’s Adam Townsend (12-3) due to injury. Former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Yuri Villefort (6-4) will make his promotional debut for Legacy and will now face Townsend. Also, the previously scheduled heavyweight fight between RFA’s Jan Jorgensen (6-1) and Legacy’s Joe Cason (9-1) has been cancelled.
The scheduled televised main card is as follows (subject to change):
Flyweight Superfight Championship
RFA’s Alexandre Pantoja (15-2) versus Legacy’s Damacio Paige (19-9)
RFA Bantamweight Title Fight
RFA Champion Luke Sanders (9-0) versus RFA Contender Terrion Ware (13-3)
Legacy Lightweight Title Fight
Legacy Contender Dave Burrow (13-5) versus Legacy Contender Mike Bronzoulis (17-8-1)
RFA vs. Legacy Lightweight Fight
RFA’s Adam Townsend (12-3) versus Legacy’s Yuri Villefort (6-4)
RFA vs. Legacy Flyweight Fight
RFA’s Kevin Gray (5-1) versus Legacy’s Brian Hall (8-2)
RFA vs. Legacy Welterweight Fight
RFA’s Bojan Velickovic (9-3) versus Legacy’s Charles Byrd (7-3)