Southeast Houston Native Rey Trujillo A Fitting And Dangerous Opponent For UFC Veteran Leonard Garcia
HOUSTON, TX, July 5, 2013 – One of the most anticipated bouts coming up on Legacy Fighting Championship 21 (LFC 21, July 19th) featured a returning Texas fighter and UFC vet in Leonard Garcia taking on Southeast Houston native Rey Trujillo.
Fighting out of Greg Jackson’s camp in Albuquerque, New Mexico but originally hailing from Plainview, TX, Leonard Garcia is a name that should be familiar to most die-hard MMA fans.
Specifically since fighting for the UFC and the WEC since 2007, Leonard Garcia has amassed Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night bonuses galore, including an epic Fight of the Year performance against “Korean Zombie” Jung Chan-Sung in 2008 and another FOTN performance against Nam Phan at UFC 136 (held in Houston) back in 2011.
Suffice it to say, there will be plenty of Texas fight fans looking forward to the Mexican-American’s Legacy FC debut come July 19th.
Yet for all that is known nationally about Garcia, it should be noted as well that he’s not the only exciting fighter in his upcoming matchup. His opponent Rey Trujillo might still be one of Texas’ best kept secrets.
With a 14-10 career record overall, the 31 year old from the Pasadena area is not a young blue-chip prospect that’s clamoring for career attention and awaiting his big break to get into the UFC. In many ways, he’s likely the antithesis of that.
Since debuting in 2009 Rey Trujillo has taken on all comers – fighting an average of almost 6 fights a year. He’s never chosen a matchup and has fought everyone put in front of him, many times on extremely short notice. And no matter how many times he’s been matted (most of his losses have been on the ground), he continues on like a homerun hitter, always going into his next fight believing he’ll get that next knockout.
Suffice it to say, he’s the perfect foil and debut opponent for a crowd pleasing veteran in Leonard Garcia.
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