Vacant Bantamweight Title at Stake in Legacy Fighting Championship 51 Headliner

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 8, 2015

Ricardo Lucas Ramos and Augusto Mendes will attempt to fill Thomas Almeida’s shoes when they vie for 135-pound gold in the Legacy Fighting Championship 51 headliner.

The Texas-based promotion recently announced the main card for its Feb. 5 event, which will take place at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn., and will be televised on AXS-TV. The bantamweight title has been vacant since Almeida left for the UFC last year.

In the co-main event, UFC and WEC veteran Brock Larson will face Travis Coyle at welterweight. Four additional bouts will round out the main draw: Jacob Volkmann vs. Antonio Trocoli, Chase Waldon vs. Justin Winkels-Comparetto, Kuchlong Kuchlong vs. Nate Richardson and R’Mandel Cameron vs. Derek Getzel.

Ramos is 8-0 as a professional, including a pair of triumphs under the Legacy FC banner. Most recently, the 20-year-old Sao Paulo native submitted Cody Walker with a triangle armbar in the opening stanza at Legacy FC 46 on Oct. 2. All but one of his triumphs have come inside the distance.

Meanwhile, Mendes owns a 5-0 career mark, with three straight wins in Legacy. The 32-year-old Rio de Janeiro resident last competed at Legacy FC 43, where he tapped out Donald Williams with a triangle choke in the second round. Mendes has finished all of his opponents.

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