By Josh Reese
If you missed it, you missed a hell of a card. AXS TV and Legacy fights put on a 7 fight main card in Houston Texas. LFC 14 was scheduled to originally have MMA veteran Jorge Patino take on Jeff Rexroad for the Legacy Welterweight belt. Patino ended up pulling due to an injury and was replaced by a protégé of his Lucas Pimenta for the interim belt. Patino the Legacy 155 and 170 belt holder would face the winner at a later date.
The main event featured the interim Welterweight title fight between Rexroad and Pimenta was a classic comeback story, as Rexroad suffered a beating during the first road by Pimenta. In the second round Pimenta still was the better man, but Rexroad channeled his inner Anderson Silva and while on his back was able to latch on a choke and ended up subbing the young and talented Brazilian which snapped his 8 fight win streak and increased Rexroad’s win streak to 5 with his last 3 fights ending in a submission.
The Co-Main event did not feature the original opponents, it was originally supposed to be Flyweights Dustin Ortiz and Rafael de Freitas but with both pulling to an injury we ended up seeing Joshua Sampo take on WEC and UFC vet Antonio Banuelos. Sampo did exactly what he said he was going to do, landed more punches, kicks and mixing in takedowns. Sampo edged the vet in every round and won via unanimous decision. Sampo is now the winner of 2 in a row while Banuelos is the loser of 2 in row, Banuelos will look to even his Legacy record as he will take on Ryan Benoit at LFC 16.
Other winners include College wrestling champ Darrion Caldwell girding out David Armas in a 3 round decision. MTV’s caged Matt Schnell narrowly edging out Ryan Hollis in a 3 round split decision.
Jeff Rexroad defeats Lucas Pimenta via Sub round 2
Joshua Sampo defeats Antonio Banuelos via Decision
Steven Peterson defeats Cody Williams via Sub round 2
Derrick Krantz defeats Brandon Farran via Sub round 1
Lester Batres defeats Jonathan Harris via KO round 1
Matt Schnell defeats Ryan Hollis via Decision (Split)
Darrion Caldwell defeats David Armas via Decision