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.