Legacy Fighting Championships 47 Results & Play-by-Play

By Jordan Breen Oct 16, 2015

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Brad Taylor vs. Jared Gooden

Round 1

Gooden advances on Taylor, trading punches and landing his right hand before feinting and setting up the double-leg shot. Gooden locks his hands, picks Taylor up onto his shoulder and slams him down along the fence with power. He moves into side control, sitting out into scarf control and peppering his man with punches. Taylor tries to stand, but Gooden sinks his outside hook and threatens to take the back, boxing his ears. With just under two minutes fought, Gooden rolls back, sinks both hooks and looks for the rear-naked choke. Taylor turtles up and Gooden is riding him high, but he re-establishes position and keeps punching away. Taylor tries to elbow Gooden over his own shoulder, but can't escape back mount. Gooden keeps working for the choke as Taylor turtles, but can't get it, so he opts to punch the side of his head and hammerfist him some more. With under a minute to go, Gooden goes over the top for an armbar, but Taylor escapes and sets up in full guard. Gooden looks for a triangle, but Taylor explodes out, winging away with wild punches up until the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gooden
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Gooden
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Gooden

Round 2

Taylor fires his hands off and then looks for a takedown of his own, while Gooden stuffs him easily, pounding away on his head. Taylor stays married to a fruitless single-leg attempt. He gets Gooden down to a knee, but the Georgian pops right back up and gets a takedown of his own. Gooden controls his opponent with a front headlock, forcing Taylor onto his seat against the cage while angling for a guillotine choke. Gooden torques on the head of Taylor, but it's more of a headlock. Taylor gets to his feet with just over a minute left in the round, driving for another single. Taylor locks his hands around Gooden's waist and puts him down, he just can't keep him there for more than a few seconds before Gooden is back on his feet, elbowing him in the head. Gooden snaps down with his headlock, putting Taylor on his knees, then landing punches before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gooden
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Gooden
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Gooden

Round 3

Gooden probes distance with an outside low kick, then glances with a slow right hand. Both men are tired now. Gooden shoots and gets Taylor on the floor without much fuss before the 30-second mark of the round. Gooden easily moves into side control, before going all the way around for a farside armbar. The attempt isn't snug, Taylor pulls his arm out and winds up on top. Gooden quickly shrimps back to the fence, trying to stand back up. Gooden closes his guard while locking up a kimura, which he uses to smoothly sweep into full mount with over three minutes left in the fight. Taylor throws his legs up and scissors out of mount, but he winds up in another armbar and this time, he can't free his arm. Gooden pops his hips and gets the tap.

The Official Result

Jared Gooden def. Brad Taylor via Submission (Armbar) R3 2:01

Joshua Millwood vs. Chazz Walton

Round 1

Walton lands a left hook and a right cross to move Millwood back to his heels. The Sandy Springs. Ga., native instantly gets double underhooks, then slams Millwood to the canvas, stepping over his legs into full mount with ease. Millwood rolls, but Walton stays on him, locks the body triangle in, then sinks the rear-naked choke with minimum effort.

The Official Result

Chazz Walton def. Joshua Millwood via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:08

Jamie Pickett vs. Doug Usher

Round 1

Pickett closes in on his target, puts him on the mat and stacks him along the cage with the quickness. Usher pushes his feet off the cage, leveraging his hips up for an armbar and sweeps Pickett deftly, but they're up against the fence and Usher can't pull his foe's arm straight. Pickett shimmies free and gets on top again, pushing Usher against the cage and pounding away liberally. Usher rolls into a single-leg attempt, but Pickett gets a headlock and sprawls. Nonetheless, Usher fights to his feet, drives the takedown then trips Pickett's plant leg, taking him down momentarily. The North Carolinian hops right back up, taking “Yamato” right back down and moving into side control and looking for a top crucifix. He forces Usher to roll, almost allowing Pickett to take the back. Pickett keeps pressuring Usher in the scramble, sinks his hooks, then winds up in full mount with just over 20 second to go. Pickett fires down punches, but loses balance, settling into punching from side control until time expires in the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pickett
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pickett
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Pickett

Round 2

Usher stuffs a Pickett takedown, but Pickett disengages and pops Usher with a hard right that drops him on his seat. Pickett rushes into finish, but he's slowed a touch and can't stop Usher from kicking him away while he throws heavy rights. Pickett gets careless on top trying to pass guard, and winds up getting pushed onto his own back by the scrambling Usher. Usher gets a front headlock as Pickett rolls forward, but Pickett regains his feet. Once back on the feet, Pickett unloads, raking “Yamato” with three long right crosses. Usher is on rubber legs, staggering into the fence while Pickett unloads with uppercuts, then a head kick that leaves Usher almost stumbling onto his face. While Usher stumbles around, Pickett drills him with a right uppercut that drops him on his back and finally forces referee George Allen to step in.

The Official Result

Jamie Pickett def. Doug Usher via KO (Punch) R2 2:32

Josh Blyden vs. Nick Sprayberry

Round 1

Sprayberry runs into the clinch quickly, sweeping Blyden's foot out and moving on top. At first it looks like Sprayberry is going to step over Blyden's leg for a kneebar, but he knifes through, steps into side control. Blyden rolls up, but Sprayberry grabs a guillotine and sweeps into full mount. Fantastic grappling from Sprayberry. Sprayberry gets away with a major fence grab, but nonetheless, Blyden rolls and escapes, setting up shop on top and pounding away on Sprayberry. As Blyden gets pounding, Sprayberry grapevines his left leg and looks to sweep or threaten via leglock. Blyden keeps moving on top, but eventually, one of Sprayberry's myriad heel hook attempts trips him up and lets Sprayberry hop to his feet with under a minute to go. Sprayberry runs in for a takedown of his own, but sticks his neck out too far. Blyden locks up a deep guillotine and jumps guard as Sprayberry tries to slam him, deepening the choke. The Atlanta native is trapped and forced to tap.

The Official Result

Josh Blyden def. Nick Sprayberry via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 4:26

C.J. Hamilton vs. Brantley Furr

Round 1

Furr is aggressive from the outset, swarming on Hamilton with swiping right hooks and chopping overhands. After eating some real leather for the first 30 seconds, Hamilton neutralizes Furr momentarily, running him into the fence and securing double underhooks. Furr breaks Hamilton's underhooks but can't get off the fence, so both men just take turns kneeing one another to the thighs and body. Furr blocks a takedown and drills a solid knee into the gut of Hamilton, but Hamilton reponds with a blistering knee to the ribs moments later. They swing punches out of the clinch with just over two minutes in the opening round. Hamilton glances with a head kick, eats a right hand from Furr, then tackles his opponent to the mat. Furr overhooks both of Hamilton's arms to stall, while Hamilton edges him back to the fence. The action slows to a crawl and referee George Allen stands them up. They trade strikes until Hamilton catches a Furr body kick and tackles him into half guard. Hamilton crossfaces Furr and looks to pass to side while grinding with short elbows.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hamilton
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hamilton
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Hamilton

Round 2

The pair clash leg kicks to start the second period. Furr moves inside, where Hamilton intercepts him in the collar tie. Hamilton lands a hard knee, a right uppercut, then a beautiful knee up the center that crumbles Furr to all fours. Hamilton is on him in a heartbeat with a half dozen right hands, pounding away until referee George Allen is on the scene.

The Official Result

C.J. Hamilton def. Brantley Furr via TKO (Knee and Punches) R2 0:20

Wesley Barnes vs. Dave Vitkay

Round 1

Barnes run into a quick clinch with Vitkay, who catches him with a headlock and jumps a guillotine along the fence. He doesn't quite have it, so he abandons it and lands on his feet, but Barnes frees himself. Barnes trips Vitkay with an outer reap, but Vitkay pops up, gets to his waist and throws him down for a brief moment. Vitkay pushes for another takedown against the fence while Barnes stands him up with an underhook. Barnes hits a quick takedown of his own and when “The A-Town Ogre” tries to pop up, Barnes hops on his back and sinks his hooks. Vitkay rolls towards the fence, then bucks and explodes to his feet with two minutes left in the round. The minute Barnes kicks, Vitkay grabs his leg, drives into a double, elevates and slams Barnes. The Bellator vet can't hold Barnes down again, as the Georgian rolls back to his knees, then gets to his feet again with 80 seconds to go. Vitkay is charging for another takedown, but gets stood up inside once more. Both men trade slow knees to the body from the clinch, but when the 10-second warning sounds, both men unload with knees and heavy punches, Vitkay landing the harder and cleaner of the haymakers.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vitkay
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Vitkay
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Vitkay

Round 2

Not unlke the first round, Barnes closes the distance and Vitkay jumps guard on a guillotine choke. This time, he goes all the way to the canvas, but can't get the choke. Barnes frees himself, but he's tired and can't stop Vitkay from getting back up quickly and running him into the fence. The Bellator veteran pinches Barnes' knees and yanks him off the fence, plopping him on the canvas. Vitkay turns Barnes away from the fence and lands two hard right hands, then looks to pass to half guard. Barnes feebly looks for a kimura from the bottom, but gets nowhere. Vitkay tiredly keeps driving forward as Barnes looks for space to sweep, letting Barnes flip him over right into full mount. Vitkay rolls and Barnes sinks his hooks in, taking the back, but he can't hold it for long. Vitkay spins out and escapes to top position once more, more or less taking a breather on top while idly punching Barnes in the ribs.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vitkay
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Vitkay
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Vitkay

After the second round, Wesley Barnes says he can't continue due to a rib injury, making Dave Vitkay the winner by retirement.

The Official Result

Dave Vitkay def. Wesley Barnes via TKO (Retirement) R2 5:00

Jordan Rinaldi vs. Clay Harvison

Round 1

Rinaldi leads the bout off, glancing Harvison with an overhand right, then landing a clean jab to set up a double-leg takedown. Harvison tries to scramble up, but Rinaldi takes his back along the fence and sinks both hooks just 60 seconds into the contest. “Heavy Metal” rolls from side to side but can't shake Rinaldi off of him, as the North Carolina native just leans against the fence while angling for the rear-naked choke. Harvison turns away from the fence, but Rinaldi keeps the position and stays more concerned with keeping Harvison locked down from back control than overexerting for the choke. With 45 seconds in the round, Rinaldi throws his right leg up to trap Harvison's left arm, but can't quite pin it. He rides out the rest of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Rinaldi
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Rinaldi
Jeff Miller scores the round 10-9 Rinaldi

Round 2

Harvison attacks with outside low kicks to start the second frame, inching toward Rinaldi and begging him to throw hands. Rinaldi stays patient from the outside, looking for a chance to take Harvison down. Harvison charges in, eating a counter right, then Rinaldi steps away and tags him with an inside low kick. Rinaldi dives in on a double-leg, puts Harvison down, then takes his back with both hooks once again when the Georgia native tries to pop up. “All Day” sinks both hooks in on Harvison at the halfway mark of the round. Rinaldi applies a body triangle, but “Heavy Metal” manages to break it and explode free. As Harvison tries to get to his feet, Rinaldi envelopes him in a whirl, sinking the rear-naked choke as he simultaneously re-sinks his hooks and ensnares Harvison on the mat. This time the choke is in, it's tight and this fight is over.

The Official Result

Jordan Rinaldi def. Clay Harvison via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 4:31

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