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

On Friday, March 20, 2015, Legacy FC heads to Will Bill’s in Duluth, Ga., for Legacy FC 40: East vs. Ritani-Coe. As always the team at Legacy FC has put together a tremendous fight card with tons of potential.

Southeast Talent

The Southeast is a hot bed of high level MMA talent and Legacy FC has gone out and put together a card featuring some of the region’s best unknown fighters. Filled with some of the best MMA gyms in the world established fighters and top prospects alike have flocked to the southeast to hone their skills. Friday night will be a great opportunity for fans to see the up and comers the region has to offer.

Prospect Watch: Rodrigo Lima

Team Nogueira prospect, Rodrigo Lima is a fighter fans should really get to know. While he’s hit a rough patch as of late – going just 1-3 in his last four – Lima began his career by going 10-0 in his native Brazil. A brown belt in BJJ and an efficient striker, Lima has proven he has the ability to win wherever the fight takes place. At just 23, Lima is extremely young and he is only going to continue to improve his game.

Heavyweight Title Fight

In the main event of the evening prospects Cody East and Brice Ritani-Coe will battle it out for the Legacy FC heavyweight title. East and Ritani-Coe are big guys who like to throw heavy leather so sit back and enjoy the show. East is a couple of years younger and the more athletic fighter, but Ritani-Coe is a brutal power puncher. Considering the heavyweight divisions of the major promotions are extremely thin, the winner of this bout will likely be called up to the big leagues.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.