Mark Hunt Talks Brock Lesnar on ‘Inside MMA,’ Plus Legacy 56 Highlights

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Plus, Bas Rutten and Josh Barnett Don Wigs and Hit the Mat; and Don’t Miss Interviews with Bellator’s Michael Chandler and Matt Mitrione Right After Their Victories Tonight

Steven Peterson Submits Champ Manny Vazquez to Claim the Legacy Fighting Championship Bantamweight Title on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY 56’

Los Angeles – June 24, 2016 – Just two weeks out of his anticipated bout with combat sports superstar Brock Lesnar, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt took a short break from training tonight to speak with INSIDE MMA series host Bas Rutten and guest host and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, who filled in for regular host Mauro Ranallo, about his upcoming fight at UFC 200:

INSIDE MMA took advantage of Rutten and Barnett’s athleticism tonight, as the hosts hit the mat for a fun segment demonstrating their take on Lesnar versus Hunt, as well as hypothetical matchups featuring Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather, Ronda Rousey versus Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Demetrious Johnson versus Stefan Struve:

Immediately following their fights tonight at Bellator 157, INSIDE MMA caught up with newly crowned lightweight champion Michael Chandler and former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione, who scored a comeback knockout victory in his Bellator debut.

Interview with Chandler:

Interview with Mitrione:

Steven Peterson (14-4) choked out Legacy Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champ Manny Vazquez (9-2) to claim the belt in the fourth round of their headlining fight on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY 56. Commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s action here:

Official results for Legacy 56 are as follows:

Televised Main Card:

Bantamweight Title Fight – Steven Peterson (14-4) submitted Manny Vazquez (9-2) with a rear naked choke to win the bantamweight title at 3:08 in round four.

Bantamweight Fight – Jason Sampson (14-1) beat Ryan Hollis (11-10) with a unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).

Bantamweight Fight – Levi Mowles (4-1) scored a split decision victory over Edwin Figueroa (6-5) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Featherweight Fight – J.C. Cottrell (17-3) defeated Cody Walker (7-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).

Welterweight Fight – Bilal Williams (7-2) took out Sean Holden (4-2) with a first round TKO (referee stoppage) at 3:13.

Featherweight Fight – Miles Johns (4-0) defeated Eliazar Rodriguez (7-6) via TKO at 0:38 in round two.


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