Tim Means scored a nasty knockout over Pete Spratt in his LFC debut. | Andy Hemingway/Sherdog.com
Two-time UFC veteran Tim Means will square off against Artenas Young in the Legacy Fighting Championship 27 headliner.
Promotion officials recently announced the pairing. LFC 27 takes place at the Houston Arena Theatre in Houston on Jan. 31 and is also expected to include 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Henry Cejudo against a to-be-determined opponent in the co-main event. The evening’s main card airs on AXS TV.
After back-to-back losses to Jorge Masvidal and Danny Castillo prompted his release from the UFC, Means got back on track in his LFC debut, knocking out Pete Spratt 2:24 into the first round of their LFC 23 encounter. Based at FIT NHB in Albuquerque, N.M., “The Dirty Bird” has finished 17 of his 19 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission.
Young, meanwhile, has posted a 3-2 mark under the LFC banner. Most recently, “The Machine Gun” outpointed Jonathan Harris at LFC 25. Young has alternated wins and losses in his last six bouts.