AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’ SITS DOWN WITH ROY NELSON, JUSTIN GAETHJE AND LUIS PALOMINO
First Round ‘Punt Kick’ KO and Standing Rear Naked Choke Highlight ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 45’
LOS ANGELES – Sept. 11, 2015 – How long does UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson hope keep fighting? On tonight’s episode of AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA, the 39-year-old fighter discussed his future career plans, which include a showdown with Josh Barnett in Japan Sept. 26 followed by a “revenge tour” to redeem his losses. The full interview is available here with series host Bas Rutten and guest host Ron Kruck, who filled in for regular host Kenny Rice: http://bit.ly/IMMANelson
Also on tonight’s show, WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje and his challenger Luis Palomino joined together to discuss their upcoming rematch Sept. 18: http://bit.ly/IMMAGaethjePalomino
Tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 45 finished with a bang as Caio Uruguai (4-0) delivered a “punt kick” KO in the co-main event followed by J.C. Cottrell’s (16-3) standing rear naked choke submission in the main event. Broadcast live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s action in the highlight video here: http://bit.ly/Legacy45
Official results from Legacy 45 are as follows:
Main Event – Welterweight Fight – J.C. Cottrell (16-3) defeated Edward Cline Jr. (8-5-1) via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:18 in round one.
Featherweight Fight – Caio Uruguai (4-0) defeated James Warren (7-3) via KO (punt kick) at 4:49 minutes in round one.
Lightweight Fight – Derrick Adkins (4-1) defeated Jesse Chaffin (6-4) via submission (D’Arce Choke) at 2:56 in round one.
Middleweight Fight – Bilal Williams (4-2) defeated Canaan Grigsby (4-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Strawweight Fight – Kaline Medeiros (6-4) defeated Kathina Catron (6-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Featherweight Fight – Emmanuel Rivera (2-0) defeated Wes Sharp (0-1) via KO (Punch) at 0:44 in round one.
Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS, Resurrection Fighting Alliance returns to its roots for RFA 30 in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the promotion held its first ever event in 2011. The main event features Nebraska native Anthony Smith (22-11) who looks to continue his five fight winning streak when he steps into the cage with middleweight Brock Jardine (12-5) in the headliner live on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on AXS TV FIGHTS.
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