Cody East Keeps His Heavyweight Title | Legacy 40 Highlights and Results

Results and Highlights From Legacy’s First Trip to Atlanta

It was a night headlined by big boys and big news at Legacy 40 on AXS TV!

Legacy Fighting Championship made it’s debut in Atlanta Friday with plenty of local talent and a heavyweight title fight in the main event. Legacy champ and maybe the best heavyweight outside the UFC, Cody East returned to defend his title Friday. The Jackson’s MMA product took on New Zealand’s Brice Ritani-Coe in the main event and despite an early scare, finished off the Kiwi in the second round to retain the title.

Elsewhere on the card, Rodrigo Lima earned a win in his Legacy debut against the scrappy, one-legged Matt Betzold, Dave Vitkay collected his 10th submission win in front of the hometown fans, and Doug Usher delivered the finish of the night in the first round of the very first fight.

The biggest news of the night however was the announcement that Legacy Fights and the RFA have joined up for a promotion vs. promotion event May 8th!

Here are the highlights:

  • Cody East def. Brice Ritani-Coe via TKO 1:41 Rnd 2
  • Rodrigo Lima def. Matt Betzold via (Decision) (Unanimous) (30-27 30-27 30-27)
  • Dave Vitkay def. Tommy Jones via Submission (Straight Armlock) 2:44 Rnd 3
  • Clay Harvison def. Joe Elmore via Decision (Unanimous) (30-27 30-27 29-28)
  • Gui Cury def. Rusty Crowder via Decision (Unanimous) (29-28 30-27 29-28)
  • Wesley Barnes def. Amir Dadovic via Decision (Unanimous) (29-28 29-28 29-28)
  • Doug Usher def. Aaron Conway via TKO 1:49 Rnd 1

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