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May 31, 2013 Legacy Fighting Championships expands it’s Texas footprint by debuting their first fight card ever in Corpus Christi, TX at American Bank Center which can be seen live on AXS TV.In a lightweight showdown, the main event will feature seasoned veteran (WEC, Strikeforce, & UFC) Carlos Prater (31-13-1) who will face an undefeated Carlos Diego Ferreira (6-0). Both fighters are very skilled and accomplished grapplers which usually means you can expect both fighters to showcase their stand up.

Before the main event WEC and UFC veteran Damacio Page (15-8) will step into the cage with a very exciting and unbeaten Patrick Ybarra (5-0) who won his last bout at Legacy 17 via flying armbar.

Former IXFA Lightweight Champion and Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Adam Schindler (10-5) makes his Legacy featherweight debut against hometown “Enigma”, Christopher Pecero (8-5). Both fighters are looking to avenge recent losses. Although Schindler was forced discontinue his last match due to a knee injury, both men look to get back on the winning track.

In the flyweight division, UFC, WEC, and Dream vet, Antonio Banuelos (20-9) makes his third Legacy appearance replaces Jimmy Flick on the card looking to score his first win in LFC as he squares off against Alp Ozkilic (7-1) who is on a 2 fight win streak.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7:   Tito Ortiz (center) walks to the Octagon during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 7: Tito Ortiz (center) walks to the Octagon during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former Strikeforce vet David “Tarzan” Douglas (8-5) will get his first taste of Legacy FC in a lightweight matchup versus, Corpus Christi’s own, Hector Munoz (10-4) who will also be making his debut in Legacy FC. Douglas is looking to end a three fight losing skid and end Munoz’ two fight winning streak. Both men have been in the fight game since the early 2000’s so look for a very technical game from each fighter but let’s hope Douglas doesn’t jump the fence and do an actual “Tarzan” yell if he happens to finish Munoz. That would be about as cool as Tito Ortiz and his Viking helmet entrance (that wasn’t cool).

First on the main card are two more flyweights, Elias Garcia (3-0) vs Matt “Danger” Schnell (2-0). Schnell will make the trip from Shreveport to take on another hometown hero in Garcia who has an impressive amateur record of 6-1 (5 by KO or submission). Both men are looking to avoid their first pro loss. One thing is for certain, with a nickname like “Danger” the jokes are endless. I can’t wait to hear ”The Voice” Michael Schiavello’s Steve Irwin impression when Schnell steps in the cage, “Whoo…danger, danger!”

Legacy Fighting Championship 20 – American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

May 31, 2013

Main Card (AXS TV)

155 – Carlo Prater (31-13-1) vs Carlos Diego Ferreira (6-0)

135 – Damacio Page (15-8) vs Patrick Ybarra (5-0)

145 – Adam Schindler (10-5) vs Chris Pecero (8-5)

125 – Alp Ozkilic (7-1) vs Antonio Banuelos (20-9)

125 – Elias Garcia (3-0) vs Matt Schnell (2-0)

Preliminary Card

145 – Gerald Gagnon (debut) vs Kirk Hubble (1-2)

170 – Marcelo Lumakang (2-8) vs Corey Bellino (6-2)

105 – Maria Lopez (debut) vs Paulina Granados (1-0)

170 – David Siller (debut) vs Jared Perez (debut)

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