Middleweight Title Tilt Tops Legacy Fighting Championship 62 on Nov. 11

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 29, 2016

Reigning Legacy Fighting Championship middleweight king Rafael Lovato Jr. will defend his title against Cortez Coleman on Nov. 11.

The promotion announced the headlining bout on Thursday. The event, entitled Legacy FC 62, takes place at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla., and airs on AXS-TV.

The rest of the televised main card is as follows: Zac Church vs. Justin Rader at featherweight; Derrick Adkins vs. Manuel Muro at lightweight; Dan Ige vs. J.R. Coughran at featherweight; Teagan Dooley vs. Braden Smith at welterweight and Emmanuel Rivera vs. Chris Mullins at featherweight.

Lovato Jr. captured the vacant middleweight belt with a second-round TKO triumph over Marcelo Nunes at Legacy FC 54 on April 20. The Oklahoma City-based fighter was victorious in his first two promotional appearances as well, besting Kevin Holland and Canaan Grigsby by first-round submission.

A six-time Bellator MMA competitor, Coleman enters the bout on a three-fight winning streak. “The Crazy Cowboy” owns a 13-6 professional mark that also includes appearances in Strikeforce and King of the Cage.

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