Brice Ritani-Coe will top the Legacy FC 40 bill on short notice. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Cody East will meet late replacement Brice Ritani-Coe in the new Legacy Fighting Championship 40 main event on March 20.
Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard revealed that East’s original opponent, Joe Cason, was forced to withdraw from the heavyweight bout after suffering a knee injury. Legacy FC 40 takes place at Wild Bill’s in Duluth, Ga., and the evening’s main card will air live on AXS TV.
East has tasted defeat just once in 10 professional outings. The King of the Cage champion made his promotional debut this past October, scoring a first-round technical knockout triumph against Vernon Lewis at LFC 36. “The Freight Train” has finished all but one of his victories inside the distance.
Ritani-Coe returned to active competition on Feb. 27 following a nearly four-year hiatus, stopping Dale Mitchell inside of a round at LFC 39. The Las Vegas-based New Zealander is 4-2 as a pro, with all of his wins coming via knockout or technical knockout.