Legacy FC 53 is set to take place this Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.
The main event was orignally scheduled to be Dhiego Lima vs. Ben Brewer however Brewer has been pulled from the fight and now Lima faces Antonio Trocoli atop the bill.
Lima (10-4 MMA) was a member of The Ultimate Fighter season 19 cast in 2014, making it to the middleweight tournament final before suffering a knockout loss to Eddie Gordon. Returning to welterweight following the loss, Lima picked up a decision win over Jorge de Oliveira, before suffering back-to-back knockout losses to Tim Means and Li Jingliang and was eventually cut by the promotion. Trocoli (9-1 MMA) suffered his first career defeat in his most recent outing, a unanimous decision loss to UFC veteran Jacob Volkmann at Legacy FC 51.
Cody Wilson (9-1 MMA), who’s riding a nine-fight winning streak steps into the Legacy FC cage for the first time to take on Dave Vitkay (16-12-1 MMA), who’s won six straight bouts while competing for Bellator and Legacy FC in the co-main event.
Check out the full card below along with a video preview of the event.
Main Card (AXS TV)
Dhiego Lima vs. Antonio Trocoli
Cody Wilson vs. Dave Vitkay
C.J. Hamilton vs. Jacob Hebeisen
Amir Dadovic vs. Adam Dehart
Kamrin Naville vs. Diego Saraiva
Wesley Golden vs. Chazz Walton
Lawson McClure vs. John Queiroz
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