SAUL ELIZONDO STEPS UP TO TAKE ON HENRY CEJUDO
FOR LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 25 – FRIDAY, NOV. 15
(Houston, Texas) – Legacy Fighting Championship President Mick Maynard today announced Humberto DeLeon is out of his scheduled bout with Henry Cejudo, and that short notice replacement Saul Elizondo will now take on the Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling.
“Cejudo vs. Elizondo is on for Legacy 25 this Friday and it will be Legacy 25’s co-main event,” said Maynard. “In many ways this is an even more intriguing fight since Elizondo is coming off a victory and would like nothing more than to back it up with a win over an Olympic Gold Champion. Elizondo has nothing to lose since the MMA world is watching Henry and expecting big things, and he is carrying all the pressure.”
DeLeon, who has not fought since 2011, appeared to be struggling with negotiations on the weight for the bout, and a decision was made to scrap the fight and seek a new opponent.
In professional style, Legacy secured an immediate replacement opponent to face Cejudo. Elizondo (6-3 is coming off a victory on November 1st, and is having a quick turnaround between fights by facing Cejudo. Elizondo is Cejudo’s third scheduled opponent for Legacy FC 25, with his original opponent, Elias Garcia (4-0), dropping from the card due to injury.
The fight between Henry Cejudo and Saul Elizondo is set to take place on the main card as the co-main event, and will be televised on AXS.TV.
The Legacy 25 televised live card also includes:
Main Card (AXS TV Fights)
Jorge (Macaco) Patino(30-13-1) vs Carlos Diego Ferreia (8-0) LW Title Bout
Jon Harris (8-3) vs. Artenas Young (9-6) in a welterweight bout.
Jon Kirk (16-12) vs. Larry Crowe (6-3) in a middleweight bout.
Kaileb Cummins (2-0-1) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (3-1) in a welterweight bout.
In the Legacy 25 preliminaries:
Mark Garcia (2-6) vs. Justin Reiswerg (5-2) in a lightweight.
Melvin Jordan (1-1) vs. Patrick Hutton (4-6) in welterweight.
Agrimar “Cyborguinho” De Santos (0-0) vs. Eric Valdez (1-1) in a featherweight bout.
Steven Rodriguez (1-1) vs. Devin Christopherson (2-0) in a welterweight bout.
LEGACY TAKES PART IN RED CROSS CHRISTMAS CARD PROGRAM
Legacy also announced today that it will take part in a Red Cross Christmas card giving program where personalized cards will be mailed to military members serving in the U.S. and abroad. Legacy will provide pens and free Holiday greeting cards to everyone who comes through the Arena Theatre doors on Friday night.
Legacy asks for fans to sign them, write a quick note, and return them to the collection spot at the door on their way out. The cards will then be sent to the Red Cross, which distributes them to military personnel here and overseas. Legacy sponsors donated all supplies and are hopeful that fight fans will help to gather more than 2,000 cards to send to the Red Cross.
About Legacy Fighting Championship
Legacy Fighting Championship is one of the largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions in the world and features many of the top-ranked fighters in the sport. Based in Houston, Texas, Legacy FC has eight weight divisions and abides by the Unified Rules of MMA which were established in 2001 and remain the industry standard today. The promotion is producing 10 live events in 2013 and up to 14 live events in 2014 across the United States. Legacy events are televised live in a distribution deal with AXS TV and can be seen in over 42 million homes nationwide. In 2013, Legacy was recognized as one of “Houston’s Fast 100” growing businesses by the Houston Business Journal.
For more information on Legacy Fighting Championship, please visit http://legacyfights.tv.