Rexroad Defeats Pimenta at the Legacy Fighting Championships


Jeff Rexroad was able to submit the experienced Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Lucas Pimenta. With his win he became the interim Legacy Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder in the LFC 14. The Rexroad versus Pimenta was a headline fight that Friday at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas, USA.

The fight was moving on as expected for some audiences as the Brazilian was again doing his impressive moves. But as round two began to finish, a surprising tap out was declared and it was just 3 minutes and 17 seconds in the round; Rexroad defeated Pimenta’s winning streak.

Pimenta was able to deliver severe blows to Rexroad during the first round; he received punches and takedowns that reduced Rexroad into a battered fighter even suffering from a swelling left eye. This injury however did nothing to make him counter Pimenta’s moves by the time the bell rang to signal the second quarter. The fight ended with a surprising choke as Rexford was able to snake an arm underneath Pimenta’s free limb.

Jeff “The Executioner” Rexroad is a native of Houston, Texas. He has 6 wins and only one loss with the latest win against Larry Crowe at the Legacy Fighting Championship 9 in December 2011 via an armbar; this was before her submitted Lucan Pimenta with a triangle choke. This win is his fifth consecutive win; his latest loss was against Craig Gadner via unanimous decision at Legacy Promotions in July 2010.

Lucan Pimenta is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil with an 8 win and 2 losses in his career. His defeat in the hands of Rexroad breaks his 8 consecutive winning streak; he has defeated impressive fighters like Carlos Gandarela, Yusuf Yoldas and Doug Rossi to name a few. His first loss was the first fight of his professional career which was against Rodrigo Souza via knockout in just the second round of the fight.

Along with the Rexroad versus Pimenta fight at the Legacy Fighting Championship there was also a colorful fight between Joshua Sampo and Antonio Banuelos. Sampo won over Banuelos via unanimous decision with a matching 30 – 27 score. Sampo was very aggressive placing jabs and kicks and as the fight neared its end, he managed to create an injury in the form of a cut near Banuelo’s left eye; the fighter was seen trying to control blood which was poking down his chest after the bout.