On Friday, March. 21, Legacy Fighting Championship visited the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla., for its 29th event. The main card aired live on AXS TV.

The card was expected to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between former WEC and UFC veteran Leonard Garcia and Shane Howell. “Bad Boy” captured the Legacy belt in December with a first-round knockout of Kevin Aguilar. However, Howell fell ill on the day of the event and was not cleared to compete by doctors.

As such, the night’s scheduled co-main event moved into the top-billing, as former Strikeforce and UFC combatant Paul Buentello took on Myron Dennis for the promotion’s vacant light heavyweight strap. At 40 years of age, Buentello has reinvented himself at 205 pounds. The former heavyweight bested fellow big-show veteran James McSweeney in his last outing to stretch his winning streak to four. Dennis, an Oklahoma product, made his promotional debut riding the momentum of seven finishes in his nine wins.

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

Myron Dennis def. Paul Buentello by split decision (49-46, 47-48 49-46) – for vacant light heavyweight title
Jonathan Brookins def. Cody Fuller by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:02
Chris Pecero def. Thomas Longacre by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Andrew Todhunter def. Art Parker by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:05
Jerod Spoon def. Daniel Hauenstein by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:04
Zach Church def. Johnny Koepp by submission (D’arce choke). Round 2
Jarrett Rouse def. Larry Garcia by submission (armbar). Round 1
Daryl Wilson def. Josh Anderson by unanimous decision (a)
Blake Nichols def. Josh Parrish by TKO (strikes). Round 1 (a)
C.J. Harris def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest