On Friday, Feb. 21, Legacy Fighting Championship visited the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas for its 28th event. The main card aired live on AXS TV.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s middleweight title was on the line as William “Bubba” Bush clashed with Rakim Cleveland. Bush entered the contest riding a two-fight winning streak that included stoppage wins over Larry Crowe at Legacy 21 in July and Jon Kirk at Legacy 15. Cleveland, meanwhile, stepped into the Legacy cage for the first time. The Texan carried a lengthy, seven-fight path of destruction into the title fight.

The night’s co-main event featured a battle of highly touted prospects as undefeated Bellator veteran Damon Jackson looked to extend his record to 8-0 against Jackson’s MMA product Hunter Tucker.

Also on the main card, lightweight striking specialist Cosmo Alexandre faced off with Rey Trujillo, UFC veteran Damacio Page locked horns with Matthew Lozano at bantamweight, Nelson Salas met Eli Tamez, also at 135 pounds, and Allen Nelson took on Evan Thompson in a middleweight match-up.

The 13-fight event kicked off with seven, un-aired preliminary card bouts. The night’s six-fight main card was shown live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Bubba Bush def. Rakim Cleveland by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:33  – for Legacy FC middleweight title
Damon Jackson def. Hunter Tucker by submission (rear-naked choke).  Round 2, 3:24.
Cosmo Alexandre def. Rey Trujillo by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:38.
Damacio Page def. Matt Lozano by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:31
Eli Tamez def. Nelson Salas by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Evan Thompson def. Allen Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Steven Peterson def. Raynaldo Rodriguez by TKO (punches). Round 2
Melvin Jordan def. Sean Holden by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1,  1:17
Victor Reyna def. Lior Shporen by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:23
Jason Perrotta def. Bobby Moore by TKO (head kick and punches), Round 1, 0:33
Logan Nail def. Derek Perkins by TKO (strikes). Round 1
James Polodna def. Nikon Poowichai by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Phil Hawes def Brian Cheatham by TKO (strikes). Round 2

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