Legacy Fighting Championships has yet another great event lined up for fight fans. The main card  for Legacy FC 37 will air live on AXS TV at 1o p.m. ET from the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas.

The card’s main event has two very well-known former UFC fighters challenging for the number one contendership in the Legacy FC featherweight division. Leonard Garcia will be taking on Daniel Pineda to determine who deserves the next shot at the gold. The main event is scheduled as a 3 round fight.

Leonard Garcia made his name fighting in the WEC and the UFC with his over the top, aggressive fight style. Early on, he found victories over big names such as Jens Pulver, Chan Sung Jung, and Nam Phan. His aggressive style may have won him the love of fight fans, but it also cost him in the long run. Between 2011 and 2013, he accumulated five losses in a row and was let go by the UFC. After exiting the UFC, he entered Legacy FC and was immediately faced with some of the top talent on the regional scene. He put together a three-fight win streak and captured the Legacy FC featherweight championship. In his last outing, he lost it to now-UFC fighter Damon Martin. Garcia is close to getting back to the belt and even with the loss to Martin, I’m sure he is being watched closely by the larger promotions. The challenge ahead of him is quite possibly his most difficult since joining Legacy.

Daniel Pineda has fought in many promotions, but when he returns to Legacy it will be somewhat of a homecoming. When the UFC initially prospected Pineda, it was because of what he had done in Legacy. In his last run in LFC, Pineda put together a five-fight win streak and also captured the Legacy featherweight championship. An accomplished collegiate wrestler, with a total of twelve submissions and six knock out victories he is going to be dangerous no matter where the fight takes place.

Main Card Summary

Co-Main Event: Mike Bronzoulis vs.  Justin Reiswerg

Round 1: Bronzoulis ends the feeling out period with some solid leg kicks and gets Reiswerg against the cage. Bronzoulis’ uppercuts are finding a home on the inside. Reiswerg pulls the reversal, but Bronzoulis  gets the take down.  Reiswerg looks for an arm bar and Bronzoulis stands up and receives a up kick from Bronzoulis. After a stalemate Reiswerg stands  and they exchange on the feet.  Once again Bronzoulis gets him against the cage and maintains dominance. Reiswerg gets another reversal, peppers a now cut Bronzoulis and gets a take down before the final bell.

Round 2:The round opens with Reiswerg rushing forward with a good combination, but Bronzoulis once again gets him against the cage and engages in some dirty boxing and foot stomps. The break up and Reiswerg lands one head kick and slips on a second attempt. Bronzoulis  follows him to the ground and Reiswerg manages to sweep and take Bronzoulis’ back. Reiswerg delivers an epic slam and they make their way back to their feet. Once again Bronzoulis controls Reiswerg against the cage, but Reiswerg like clock work finds his way out. Reiswerg attempts a trip, but Bronzoulis reversed and delivers some ground and pound. Bronzoulis takes his back and sinks in a rear-naked choke. Mike Bronzoulis def.  Justin Reiswerg by Submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:51

Main Event: Leonard Garcia vs. Daniel Pineda

Round 1: The fight begins with Pineda shooting for and accomplishing a takedown. He then passes from full to half guard and isolates Garcia’s left arm.  Pineda gets full mount delivers some ground and pound and then transitions back to side control to go after Garcia’s arm again and get’s the Kimura. Daniel Pineda def. Leonard Garcia by Submission (kimura), Round 1, 1:54. 

FULL RESULTS

Daniel Pineda def. Leonard Garcia by Submission (kimura), Round 1, 1:54
Mike Bronzoulis def.  Justin Reiswerg by Submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:51
Larry Crowe def. Quentin Henry by TKO, Round 1, 1:06
Geoffrey Neal def. Charlie Ontiveros by TKO, Round 3, 0:10
Jonathan Harris def. Antonio Flores by Unanimous Decision (30-26)
Augusto Mendes def. Richard Delfin by Submission (rear naked choke), Round 1, 0:49

PRELIMINARY CARD
Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET

Levi Mowles vs. Adrian Yanez
David Acosta vs. Mike Trihn
Michael DeLeon vs. Jacob Silva
Ralphy Garcia vs. Jason Langellier
Stephanie Alba vs. TBD

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