Texas based Legacy Fighting Championship is one of the top regional MMA promotions in the U.S. and they have been the launching pad for many up-and-coming fighters in the sport. Legacy FC has established a reputation for finding and developing great talent and putting together an excellent card; a major reason why they have a deal with AXS TV.

On Friday, Feb. 13, Legacy FC heads to the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX for Legacy FC 38: Njokuani vs. Gifford.

Prospect Watch: Eli Tamez

Fighting out of Octagon MMA in Dallas, undefeated bantamweight Eli Tamez is a fighter to keep an eye on. Under the tutelage of renowned BJJ coach Octavio Couto and top-tier MMA coach Sayif Saud Tamez is quickly making a name for himself on the regional scene. It won’t be long before one of the big boys comes knocking for his services.

Jason Sampson vs. Joseph Sandoval

The co-main event of the evening features an intriguing bantamweight bout between surging Bellator veteran Jason Sampson and former UFC competitor Joseph Sandoval. Coming off of three consecutive victories in Bellator, Sampson is looking to continue his run but he’ll need to exercise precaution against Sandoval. Sandoval may just be 1-4 in his last five bouts but he has shown time and time again that his power can change the course of a fight.

The Aging Vet vs. The Young Lion

In the main event of the evening, well-known striker and former UFC fighter Anthony Njokuani takes on a talented prospect in Thomas “The Young Lion” Gifford. Njokuani has been competing professionally for over a decade now and at 34, his days of being an elite fighter are numbered. Don’t let the six losses on his record fool you, Gifford is a talented fighter with an impressive, attacking ground game. And at just 22, Gifford is going to keep getting better and better with every outing. Even though Njokuani is clearly on the back end of his career, he is still a dangerous fighter.

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