Once again, AXS TV is bringing MMA fans a great event to fill the Friday night void. This week Legacy Fighting Championship is putting on an event that will help to develop up and coming stars and also give fans some big names. The event was scheduled to be headlined by former UFC fighter Anthony Njokuani and Jonny Carson. Unfortunately, Njokuani was injured, but Legacy FC star and former UFC fighter Daniel Pineda has stepped up to the plate to fill in. In Pineda’s last two outings he has gotten first round stoppages; he will be looking to make it a hat-trick and Carson will be looking to make a name for himself.

Legacy FC 41 takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The main card will air live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. EST on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Main Card Summary

Main Event: Jonny Carson vs. Daniel Pineda

Round 1: Jonny Carson came out unloading on Daniel Pineda, but, Carson gets taken down by Pineda. Pineda established side control , but couldn’t keep Carson down. Carson dropped in for a guillotine attempt, but failed. Pineda was able too get some decent ground and pound in. Carson scrambled to his feet again, but Pineda took him straight back to the canvas. Pineda was in dominant position consistently on top, but Carson was threatening with his own submissions as well.

Round 2: In the beginning of the round they exchanged a bit. Pineda attempted a take down and it got stuffed. Pineda who came in on short notice is already looking a little bit winded and Carson dropped him. Pineda manages to get Carson’s back, and attempt a rear naked choke. Carson defended and rolled into Pineda’s full guard. Carson stayed heavy on top of him and delivered some elbows. Pineda found his way to the wall, and Pineda was able to get back on top of Carson. At the end of round two it appears they each have a round.

Round 3: Pineda came out with a high kick, and then a body kick. Pineda was looking desperate, and Carson defended against the flurry well, but ended up getting taken down. Pineda once again goes for the kimura as he did in his fight against Leonard Garcia, and he completes it.

Daniel Pineda def. Jonny Carson by Kimura, round 3, 1:45

Co-Main Event: Ricardo Ramos vs. Justin Rader

Round 1: Justin Rader was aggressive in the opening moments, but Ricardo Ramos delivered a knee that dropped him. From there they scrambled a bit, but Ramos closed the deal following another knock down and closing strikes .

Ricardo Ramos def. Justin Rader by Technical Knock Out, Round 1, :32

Main Card Results

Daniel Pineda def. Jonny Carson by Kimura, round 3, 1:45
Ricardo Ramos def. Justin Rader by Technical Knock Out, Round 1, :32
Zac Church def. James Warren by Doctor Stoppage, Technical Knock Out, Round 1, 5:00
Amber Stautzenberger def.  Kathina Catron by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
Rodney Allison def. Daniel Hauenstein by Rear-Naked Choke, Round 1, 4:47
Hector Arteaga def. Chavous Smith by Rear-Naked Choke, Round 1, 0:35

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Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.