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Lucas Pimenta Fills In For Injured Jorge Patino At Legacy FC 14, Interim Championship Fight Set

Due to a knee injury sustained by Legacy FC Welterweight Champion Jorge Patino (27-13-1), the company will now crown an interim champion at their next show. Patino was scheduled to defend is championship against Jeff Rexroad (5-1). Lucas Pimenta (8-0) has been named as his replacement.

The news was reported by Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard on MMA Junkie.

Pimenta is on an eight fight win streak with five of those coming via knockout. Rexroad, who has solely fought for Legacy FC, has won five in a row. He last fought for the company in in December.

A return date for Patino isn’t known.

Legacy FC 14 takes place September 14 at Houston’s Arena Theater and airs on AXS TV.