Leonard Garcia-Kevin Aguilar Featherweight Title Tilt Tops Legacy FC 26 Bill

By Mike Whitman Sep 24, 2013
Leonard Garcia (right) will try to win his third straight in December. | Andy Hemingway/Sherdog.com

A featherweight title confrontation between UFC veteran Leonard Garcia and undefeated Kevin Aguilar will headline Legacy Fighting Championship 26.

LFC promoter Mick Maynard last week announced the news, additionally revealing that Thomas de Almeida and George Pacurariu will do battle in the evening’s 145-pound co-main event. The show takes place Dec. 6 at a to-be-announced venue in San Antonio, and the main card airs live on AXS TV.

Garcia, 34, has won back-to-back fights since departing the UFC in April on the heels of five straight defeats. Garcia knocked out Rey Trujillo at July’s LFC 21 before submitting Nick Gonzalez earlier this month in the LFC 23 co-headliner.

Aguilar has yet to experience defeat as a pro and has finished seven of his eight victims by either knockout or submission. “The Angel of Death” owns a 2-0 LFC record and last competed on April 12, when he submitted Hunter Tucker with an armbar in 2:24.

Just 22 years old, Almeida also brings an unbeaten record into his promotional debut. The Brazilian has already competed four times this year and has won his last eight fights by form of knockout, most recently scoring a second-round stoppage in his home country just four days ago.

Pacurariu saw a four-fight winning streak snapped on Aug. 23, when the cage-side doctor stopped his LFC 22 bout in the third round. Prior to that defeat to Aaron Ceda, Pacurariu made a successful promotional debut in April, knocking out Steven Peterson at LFC 19.


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