The Legacy Fighting Championship 13 fight bill has begun to take shape.
Promotion officials announced Friday that onetime Strikeforce talent Carina Damm will face undefeated Claudia Gadelha, while former Oklahoma State University heavyweight wrestling standout Jared Rosholt collides with Derrick Lewis. Legacy FC 13 takes place Aug. 17 at the Europa Expo in Dallas and is expected to air on HDNet.
Damm, 33, rebounded with a pair of victories to close out last year after suffering consecutive losses to Hitomi Akano, Cat Zingano and Tara LaRosa. The Brazilian was victorious 11 months ago at Amazon Fight 8, submitting Antonia Deize before finishing Sheila Carvalho Santos with an armbar this past July.
Meanwhile, Gadelha, 23, returned to the cage just one week ago after roughly 19 months on the shelf, taking a split decision from Valerie Letourneau at Wreck MMA “Road to Glory” in Quebec. “Claudinha” owns five of her seven career wins by submission, but has yet to record a knockout as a professional.
Following his successful wrestling career at Oklahoma State, Rosholt made his MMA debut in February 2011 and has finished each of his first four opponents inside of two rounds. Just 25 years old, “The Big Show” last competed on June 4, forcing Robert Haney to submit to strikes in less than two minutes.
Lewis has won three of four since dropping a decision to Tony Johnson Jr. in his lone Bellator Fighting Championships appearance this past June. The 27-year-old was most recently seen last month at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2, earning a technical knockout over Justin Frazier in 2:37.