Pat Barry will step into the Legacy FC kickboxing ring on Jan. 16. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The lineup for Legacy Fighting Championship’s first-ever kickboxing event continues to grow, as the promotion recently announced that UFC veteran Pat Barry will square off with Demoreo Dennis on Jan. 16.
The event will be held at the Bayou Music Center in Houston and is set to air on AXS-TV. The bill includes a 135-pound women’s bout between Valentina Schevchenko and Lindsay Haycraft, as a well as a matchup pitting Bellator MMA veteran Cosmo Alexandre against Regian Eersel.
Barry took a leave from MMA to focus on his kickboxing career following a first-round knockout loss to Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Bigfoot” last December. The 35-year-old Louisianan exited the Las Vegas-based promotion with a 5-7 mark in the Octagon. Barry made his Glory World Series debut in May, when he suffered a devastating knockout defeat to Zack Mwekassa at Glory 16.
Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard informed Sherdog.com that while Barry remains under Glory contract, the organization has granted the fighter permission to fight in Legacy’s kickboxing event. Maynard also revealed that the promotion plans on awarding finishing bonuses in its initial kickboxing foray.
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