Legacy FC has added one of MMA’s top prospects to its roster, as it’s announced that Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler Henry Cejudo has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Cejudo, who is the youngest American to ever win a gold medal in wrestling–the guy was just 21 when he did so in 2008–has gone 4-0 to date in MMA.
The 26 year-old bantamweight was quoted saying in the official announcement regarding the deal:
“It was very important to me to join a professional organization that will allow me the opportunity to continue to grow as an MMA athlete,” explained Cejudo. “It was equally important for me to partner with an organization that has an established track record of helping fighters grow into world-class athletes and champions. I want to fight for a credible organization and face high caliber opponents. Legacy is that organization and has made that commitment to me.”
Cejudo last competed in May and scored a first round, stoppage win over Miguelito Marti while fighting for Gladiator Challenge.
“I am very excited about Henry Cejudo being a part of Legacy Fighting Championship,” said Mick Maynard, President of Legacy FC. “Since finding out that Henry was moving into MMA, I have pursued the possibility of him competing for us. Henry is an exceptional athlete and individual that is exactly the kind of person we look for to represent Legacy.”
According to the announcement, Cejudo will make his Legacy FC debut versus Ryan Hollis at the promotion’s October 11th card. The show will be broadcast on AXS TV. That’s a big and interesting signing for Legacy FC.
Legacy FC 22 went down this past weekend, which saw Paul Buentello stop fellow UFC vet James McSweeney in the main event.