BURT WATSON RETURNS TO NATIONAL TV AT RFA vs LEGACY 1

Apr 30, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- LOS ANGELES - As AXS TV Fights gears up for its first ever co-promoted event broadcast May 8, the network today announced Burt Watson, the "Babysitter to the Stars," will make his first nationally televised return to MMA since leaving the UFC on AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT. During this historic broadcast that features four Resurrection Fighting Alliance versus Legacy Fighting Championship match-ups, Watson will be seen and heard driving the backstage area and motivating the fighters before their bouts. Watson will also be present at the weigh-ins on Thursday, May 7.

AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT airs live on Friday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on AXS TV, headlined by a flyweight superfight between RFA champion Alexandre Pantoja (15-2) and Legacy champion Damacio Page (19-9). In two co-main events, undefeated RFA bantamweight champion Luke Sanders (9-0) puts his belt on the line against RFA contender Terrion Ware (13-3) while top Legacy contenders Dave Burrow (13-5) and Mike Bronzoulis (17-8) face off for the vacant Legacy lightweight title.

AXS TV Fights also announced Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) flyweight fighter Kevin Gray (5-1) is scheduled to face Legacy Fighting Championship's Brian Hall (8-2) on the televised main card. Gray previously appeared on AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA 22 Jan. 9 defeating Joey Eisenbraun (3-2) by way of guillotine submission in the first round.

Additionally, Legacy lightweight Chris Feist (8-1) has been forced out of his scheduled fight versus RFA's Adam Townsend (12-3) due to injury. Former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Yuri Villefort (6-4) will make his promotional debut for Legacy and will now face Townsend. Also, the previously scheduled heavyweight fight between RFA's Jan Jorgensen (6-1) and Legacy's Joe Cason (9-1) has been cancelled.

The scheduled televised main card is as follows (subject to change):

Flyweight Superfight Championship

RFA's Alexandre Pantoja (15-2) versus Legacy's Damacio Page (19-9)

RFA Bantamweight Title Fight

RFA Champion Luke Sanders (9-0) versus RFA Contender Terrion Ware (13-3)

Legacy Lightweight Title Fight

Legacy Contender Dave Burrow (13-5) versus Legacy Contender Mike Bronzoulis (17-8-1)

RFA vs. Legacy Lightweight Fight

RFA's Adam Townsend (12-3) versus Legacy's Yuri Villefort (6-4)

RFA vs. Legacy Flyweight Fight

RFA's Kevin Gray (5-1) versus Legacy's Brian Hall (8-2)

RFA vs. Legacy Welterweight Fight

RFA's Bojan Velickovic (9-3) versus Legacy's Charles Byrd (7-3)

About RFA: RFA is a professional mixed martial arts promotion that gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. The RFA presents up to 10 fights annually around the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Milwaukee. RFA can be seen live in over 40 million homes nationally through its television deal with AXS TV. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, RFA is one of the most active and respected MMA organizations in the fastest growing sport in the world. (The Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC®, and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC. All rights reserved). About AXS TV Fights: AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. "The Voice" Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebookand on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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