Rafael Lovato Jr. Retains Middleweight Belt with Armbar Finish on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 62’



Los Angeles – Nov. 11, 2016 – In a back-and-forth battle for the Legacy Fighting Championship middleweight title, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rafael Lovato Jr. (4-0) caught Cortez Coleman (13-7) in an armbar after several minutes on the ground to force the submission and retain his championship on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 62.

Other highlights from Legacy 62 include:

Justin Rader’s (5-2) ground and pound lead to a TKO of Mike Maldonado (5-1) in the first round.

Aaron Mckenzie (3-0) landed a series of knees in the first round before defeating Brandon Wright (0-1) by TKO in the second.

Full highlights from tonight’s event are available here: http://bit.ly/Legacy62_Highlights

Legacy 62 was presented by AXS TV commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello, with cageside reporting by Ron Kruck, live from the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Official results for Legacy 62 are as follows:

Televised Main Card

Main Event – Middleweight Title Fight – Ravael Lovato Jr. (4-0) defeated Cortez Coleman (13-7) via submission (armbar) at 4:04 in round three.

Co-Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Justin Rader (5-2) defeated Mike Maldonado (5-1) via TKO (punches) at 2:21 in round one.

Lightweight Fight – Manny Muro (6-2) defeated Derrick Adkins (8-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).

Featherweight Fight – Daniel Ige (5-1) defeated. Diego Pichilingue (3-3) via submission (kimura) at 0:52 in round two.

Welterweight Fight – Braden Smith (6-1) defeated Teagan Franco (4-1) via submission (toe hold) at 2:53 in round one.

Featherweight Fight – Emmanuel Rivera (5-0) defeated Chris Mullins (3-1) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lightweight Fight – Aaron Mckenzie (3-0) defeated Brandon Wright (0-1) by TKO (punches) at 3:03 in round two.


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