Legacy Fighting Championships 46 Results & Play-by-Play

By Jordan Breen Oct 2, 2015

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Sean Holden vs. Dakotah Atnip

Round 1

Atnip assets himself quickly, swinging wildly and allowing Holden to shoot and take him down with an easy double. Holden moves his man back to the fence, postures up and starts raining down heavy punches, but Atnip lands a few quality upkicks to the mouth, bicycling from full guard. “The Razorback” passes over Atnip's legs into full mount and grapevines around both legs. Holden sits up and starts pounding down, forcing Atnip to roll and expose his back. Holden sinks his hooks again, flatten his man out and begans batting his head from side to side. The punches open a clean choke attempt, Holden slides his right arm under Atnip's neck and cinches the rear-naked choke for the win.

The Official Result

Sean Holden def. Dakotah Atnip via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 3:14

Eliazar Rodriguez vs. George Pacurariu

Round 1

Pacurariu takes the center of the cage, backing down the circling Rodriguez. Both men circle back and forth, changing directions without throwing strikes. Cautious opening minute in the 150-pound contest. Rodriguez steps in with a tepid body kick and Pacurariu times him with a jab. Pacurariu waits for Rodriguez to throw another slow kick and clocks him with an overhand right. Rodriguez looks for a level change, but Pacurariu easily stands him up and jabs him away. Double jab then a right cross glances for the stalking Pacurariu. The Romananian lands another glancing right on Rodriguez, who responds with an inside low kick to the cup, prompting a brief halt from referee Birchie Stillwagoner. On the restart, Pacurariu feints, then throws a chopping overhand right that cracks Rodriguez in the mouth. Pacurariu's corner tells him there's a minute left, so he turns up the heat, walking Rodriguez into a head kick as he circles left. Stiff jab, then Pacurariu just misses with a left hook. Pacurariu looks for a jumping spinning hook kick, misses, then lands a hook, clinches and hits a nice headlock throw before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu

Round 2

Pacurariu again assumes the center of the cage while Rodriguez circles to his left, half-heartedly pumping his lead hand. Rodriguez steps in to kick and Pacurariu tags him with a double jab. Pacurariu continues to work a patient countergame, looking to counter Rodriguez with his lead hand. Rodriguez jumps in with a one-two, but gets tagged with a clean right cross, then two left hands moments later. Rodriguez just can't land on Pacurariu and can't avoid being countered. The Texan loads up on a few desperate, frustrated punches, but Pacurariu dances away and resumes his counter game. Rodriguez feints then steps through with a nice teep to the body. Rodriguez tries to load up on a pair of hooks, but Pacurariu seems him cocking his weapon, so he lands a jab, then a vicious right uppercut that knocks Rodriguez ass over teakettle. Rodriguez manages to recover and gain his wits, grabbing a waistlock on the encroaching Pacurariu and dragging him to the mat. Rodriguez tries to hop on the back of “Constantine,” but can't hold the Romanian down and Pacurariu gets back up. Back on the feet with 30 seconds to go, Rodriguez lands a wild haymaker, then drives his man to the mat, passing into side control as the round winds down.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Pacurariu

Round 3

Rodriguez is the forward-pressing fighter to start the final round, stepping in with kicks to the body. He inadvertantly pokes Pacurariu in the eye, but he shrugs it off and doesn't appear to be need any time. Resultantly, Rodriguez rushes his man, getting to his waist again and throwing him to the mat along the cage. Pacurariu tries to turtle along the fence and Rodriguez sinks his outside hook, trying to take the back. He can't hold Pacurariu down, as he slides up the fence. Pacurariu breaks free from Rodriguez, then lands a nifty jumping knee on the charging Texan. Rodriguez keeps pressing, landing a hard right on the tiring Pacurariu. Rodriguez senses his man is flagging, shooting another double, dumping him along the cage at the halfway mark of the round. Pacurariu closes his guard and tries to tie his opponent up. Rodriguez postures and grinds with short right elbows. Pacurariu looks for a kimura on Rodriguez's right arm, but Rodriguez thunps his ribs on the opposite side with punches and elbows, idly holding his man down. With under a minute to go, Rodriguez gets his arm free and takes a breather. Pacurariu tries to upkick and squirm away, but Rodriguez grabs his foot and tries for a figure-four toehold. Pacurariu escapes and tries to get up, but Rodriguez ragdolls him back to the mat, punching away until the final horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Rodriguez (29-28 Pacurariu)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Rodriguez (29-28 Pacurariu)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Rodriguez (29-28 Pacurariu)

The Official Result

George Pacurariu def. Eliazar Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andrew Parker vs. Victor Reyna

Round 1

Parker puts Reyna on the ground quickly and attempts to take his back, but Reyna slides up the fence. Parker elevates his man, slams him to the mat and sets up on top in half guard, punching and elbowing with rights. He tries to pass to the far side, re-establishing half guard on that side and locking Reyna down. Reyna shrimps away and gets his back up the fence, then disengages. Reyna lands a teep at distance, dancing away from Parker. Parker throws some front kicks to keep the distance, but Reyna stuns him with a quick southpaw left cross. Reyna tries to line Parker up for another left, but the Floridian ducks underneath and shoots again. “Kelevra” defends his one and gets free from Parker. Reyna touches Parker's body with a left cross, then a hard roundhouse kick to the body. Parker drives Reyna to the canvas with 90 seconds left in the round and lands in half guard once more. Parker gets head and arm control, driving his right shoulder into Reyna's neck and looking to slide into full mount, but Reyna gets free. Parker still sits in half guard with 30 seconds to go in the opening round, landing short right hands. Reyna slides away again, gets up the fence and breaks free from the tiring Parker. The Texan looks to attack, stinging Parker with a massive right hook, then a follow-up one moments later. Parker falls on his face, blindly trying to grab onto a leg. Reyna gets a submarine punch in on his downed foe and referee Steve Armstrong dives in for the stoppage, much to the disappointment of the dazed Parker.

The Official Result

Victor Reyna def. Andrew Parker via TKO (Punches) R1 4:51

Cody Walker vs. Ricardo Ramos

Round 1

Ramos has Walker on the mat in a heartbeat with a trip takedown, passing onto the back and looking for an armbar. He gets to the spider web position, but he cinch up Walker's arm. The American escapes, but Ramos puts him on the mat with another trip takedown and tries to pass into full mount. He can't quite get there, so he rolls back, grapevining one leg and looking for a banana split. Walker is frozen on defense, allowing Ramos to scramble and dive into a traingle. It isn't tight, but Walker is just under a siege of constant submission attempts here just halfway through the round. Ramos patiently locks the triangle tighter, pulls Walker's head down and turns him sidewise. Walker keeps fighting the triangle, but the Brazilian pops his arm to boot, and the triangle armbar combination coaxes the impressive tap.

The Official Result

Ricardo Ramos def. Cody Walker via Submission (Triangle Armbar) R1 2:39

Jason Sampson vs. Archie Lowe

Round 1

Lowe chases Sampson down with an overhand right, but Sampson blocks it, gets an easy double-leg takedown, passing right into full mount within seconds. Sampson creeps his mount up high and starts unloading with right hands. Lowe rolls fetal to his side against the cage, with Sampson smashing away with both hands. It's perfunctory from here, as “Wild Thing” hulks away on his foe until referee Steve Armstrong rescues Lowe.

The Official Result

Jason Sampson def. Archie Lowe via TKO (Punches) R1 0:54

Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Kevin Holland

Holland flies out with two two teep kicks, which allows Lovato to catch his leg, clinch and easily trip Holland to the mat. Lovato instantly looks to take the back, and pulls off a nifty chickenwing on Holland while transitioning to the back. Lovato deftly swoops into full mount, then rolls into back mount again with the body triangle this time. Amazing transitions from the former BJJ world champion. Lovato digs for the rear-naked choke, goes palm-to-palm and it's easy as pie for the grappling superstar. Incredible grappling prowess by Rafael Lovato Jr.

The Official Result

Rafael Lovato Jr. def Kevin Holland via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:24

Steven Peterson vs. Irwin Rivera

Round 1

Peterson comes out fast behind a double jab, throwing kicks to the body as Rivera uses side kicks to ward the taller man off. Rivera jumps into the clinch but can't keep his grip on “Ocho,” who slips away and kicks to the body again. The southpaw Rivera and orthodox Peterson come together and clash heads momentarily, but neither man appears cut. Rivera with a stiff jab, but then eats one of Peterson's while throwing a kick. Sneaky right uppercut by Rivera, then moments later, he drops Peterson on his seat with a counter left hook. Peterson clears the cobwebs quickly, but he's got a nasty mouse under his right eye courtesy of that shot. Peterson walks Rivera down, changes levels and dumps him along the fence. Peterson passes to side control for a moment, but Rivera scrambles and catches a loose triangle as the Texan dives on top of him. Peterson escapes under Rivera's legs, passing into side control with just over two minutes to go in the round. Peterson digs knees into Rivera's ribs from side control, then steps into the top crucifix. Rivera bucks hard on bottom and tries to escape the crucifix, expending a lot of explosive energy to get free. Peterson keeps pressuring from side control, but Rivera sucks him back into half guard. Rivera tries to roll away and nearly exposes his back, but he recaptures full guard in the scramble. Rivera elbows from his back before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Peterson
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Peterson

Round 2

Peterson jabs and fires long right hand at Rivera, trying to corner him and clinch, but Rivera escapes. Rivera tries to time a Peterson right hook for a takedown, but almost walks into a guillotine. Rivera breaks Peterson's grip and escapes, but “Ocho” continues to pressure Rivera, looking to cut him off with right hooks. Rivera steps in with a salvo and again they clash heads again with the southpaw-orthodox clash. Peterson swarms Rivera, sucking him into a clinch and looking for a takedown, but Rivera thwarts him, then lands a tidy right hand on the exit. Peterson loads up with two hooks, but Rivera stuns him with a left. Peterson is persuaded to change levels and he dumps Rivera on the canvas again by the fence, looking to pass through “The Beast's” wide-open half guard. Peterson passes to side control again with just over 90 seconds to go in the round. He tries to cut his knee across Rivera's belly and move into mount, fighting hard for the position, but Rivera blocks it. Peterson grinds with short elbows on top, then almost steps into full mount as Rivera looks to scramble up, but winds up taking side control again. Peterson with another attempt to step over Rivera's legs, but the Blackzilian replaces half guard. Peterson gets head-and-arm control and passes into full mount with it, raining down heavy elbows on Rivera but the horn sounds before he can get the finish.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Peterson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Peterson
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Peterson

Round 3

Rivera opens up with a jumping knee that tags Peterson, but he can't land any of the winging follow-up hooks. “Ocho” swarms on Rivera again, overhooking his arms and looking for a takedown, but the New Yorker escapes. Left cross for Rivera thuds into Peterson's guard, then Peterson cracks Rivera with a right straight moments later. Three minutes left in the fight and it's Peterson who is the aggressor, but Rivera is managing to land some clean right counters on the charging Texan. Left hand from Peterson touches Rivera, but Rivera circles under the right and escapes. Halfway mark of the round and “Ocho” is still marching Rivera down. Peterson slowing down a touch and Rivera sits down on five wild hooks, touching Peterson with the final left. A spinning back fist from Rivera clatters into Peterson's guard, then Rivera tags him with a hard right cross. Another jumping knee for Rivera connects, and Peterson dives for his legs, desperate for a takedown. Rivera tosses Peterson on a counter with a lateral drop, but they go spilling across the mat, getting back to their feet. Peterson stays dedicated to the takedown, finally getting Rivera down and grinding with left elbows. Peterson steps over Rivera's arm looking for a crucifix, but uses it to take the back with just 20 seconds to go. Peterson postures up with 10 seconds left, smashing down with elbows on Rivera, who covers up until the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Peterson (29-28 Peterson)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Peterson (30-27 Peterson)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Peterson (30-27 Peterson)

The Official Result

Steven Peterson def. Irwin Rivera via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

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