By Mike Calimbas
Legacy flyweight title finally to be decided; Flick and Campuzano both confident to win
ALLEN, TX, December 7, 2012 – It’s been a long time coming for the upcoming Legacy Fighting Championship 16 main event, scheduled for Friday, December 14th at the Allen Event Center in North Dallas and LIVE on AXS TV.
After almost a year of jockeying and a cancelled fight each against would-be contender Chad Robichaux, the promotion’s flyweight title will finally be decided when Jimmy Flick and Will Campuzano square off against the much-desired belt.
“It’s time to break the brick.” That’s what Campuzano has been saying for the past few months concerning the fight. It’s what he said in the cage the night it was announced in Houston and it’s probably what will cross his mind again as he walks out of the dressing room towards the cage on fight night. To him this is the culmination of a lot of hard work. Will has been in a perpetual training camp since he was supposed to fight Robo this past summer and he’s eager for a win. Should he beat Flick, it would mark his third in a row since his last stint in the UFC. With a title also on the line, a victory here could do a lot in getting him that much closer to going back. At 26 years old, he’s definitely got another run on his mind and only “The Brick” stands in his way.
For his part, the Oklahoman Jimmy Flick will probably be thinking just about the same thing minus the nickname when he thinks about his opponent right before they face off. With four submissions in his six pro fights (of which he’s gone undefeated), he’s proven he isn’t one to be intimidated or outclassed. Counting his seven amateur fights (all wins, all submissions), Jimmy has never been put in any serious trouble in the cage. And although Campuzano (a UFC veteran) is undoubtedly the most dangerous and experienced opponent he’ll have faced thus far, to Jimmy he’s just another opponent in his own way to the top. To Flick, Will is just another fighter he’s better than.
“I can’t wait to show everybody how good I am,” he says about the fight. “I’m going to put a beating on Campuzano. This brick can’t be broken.”
Co-main event fighters Hobar and Peterson looking to pick up where they left off from Legacy 13
It was the ending neither man had hoped for this past August when Steven Peterson and Matt Hobar squared off at Legacy Fighting Championship 13. As the inaugural visit to Dallas for the most highly visible promotion in the lone star state, that fight was meant to be somewhat of a coming out party for both men as they looked to establish themselves as top players ready to break out nationally.
Instead what the crowd (both live and those watching on TV) got was a premature finish based on freak injury as opposed to anything either fighter did when Hobar’s elbow dislocated awkwardly giving the win to Peterson. The old adage is that “a win is a win” and yet that left a whole lot to be desired. Now they’ll step in again to see once and for all who gets to advance in the hotly-contested featherweight division.
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