Archive: Leonard Garcia

Nov 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Leonard Garcia retires at Legacy FC 37

At Legacy FC 37 this past weekend Leonard Garcia announced his retirement. Garcia fought Daniel Pineda at the event, and after an exciting start to the bout, was ultimately submitted at the end of the first round. Since being released from the UFC in April of 2013, Garcia went 3-2 under the Legacy FC banner...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 20, 2013 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Leonard Garcia Discusses his Current Success at Legacy FC

“To be on a streak again and to be on the winning side of it with no losses, that’s always a great feeling,” said former UFC fighter and current Legacy FC featherweight champion Leonard Garcia on his recent success in the cage.  “All together, man, in general, life is good.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...


Dec 7, 2013 1:21 pm

.gif | Leonard Garcia Returned To Form With This Nasty K.O. Last Night

WEC and UFC veteran, Leonard Garcia has found some success on the regional circuit following his release from the UFC. Last night, for the Legacy FC fight promotion he obtained their FEatherweight world title with this first round K.O. over Kevin Aguilar. Check it:

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Jun 3, 2013 8:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie talks upcoming UFC 162 bout, Pettis vs Aldo and much more

Dubbed the ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. His popularity can be attributed to his fight style, which involves Chan constantly moving forward and always looking to finish the fight. Jung has won “fight of the year” and “submission of the year”...

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...

May 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Leonard Garcia Signs With Legacy FC, Set To Face Rey Trujillo In July debut

Fresh off the heels of his UFC release, fan favorite brawler, Leonard Garcia has inked a new deal with a new fighting home. The Greg Jackson trained fighter took to twitter with the news. But the buck doesn’t stop there, the WEC and UFC veteran won’t take too much time off as the promotion, also...

May 9, 2013 9:10 am

Chuck Liddell Urges Fighters to Finish Fights

  In a time where it seems that any loss in the UFC could mean your last fight in the Octagon, fighters have a justifiable reason to be tentative during a fight, if it means that they can coast to a victory. Some notable cuts as of late have been Jon Fitch, who had arguably...

May 8, 2013 9:08 am

9 Fighters, Including Leonard Garcia, Removed From UFC Roster

When the UFC removes your profile from the online masterlist of fighters in its official website, it usually means you’re gone. Now that has happened to nine athletes earlier this week, as reported by Bloody Elbow, including fan favorite Leonard Garcia. The following is the list of fighters who are expected to be released in...

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

Apr 29, 2013 7:43 am

Leonard Garcia’s UFC Future ‘Not Looking good’ According to Dana White

With a particularly lack luster performance against Cody McKenzie on Saturday nights UFC 159 Prelims, Leonard Garcia is left to ponder whether  he’ll be called to fight again in the UFC. Garcia has lost his last five fights and one would wonder if something like this would lead the ‘Bad Boy’ to consider whether or...

Apr 2, 2013 8:07 pm

Late Night Cageside Radio Show: Ricardo Lamas & Leonard Garcia Full Recap

If you missed Late Night Cageside last night on bjpenn.com radio, then you missed a great episode. The show started out with co-host’s Tony Kamps and Chase Raymond discussing TRT in MMA. They discussed their different views on a variety of subjects that surround TRT use and fighter exemptions. Caller’s joined in on the discussions...

Apr 1, 2013 12:05 am

‘Late Night Cageside’ Radio Show Debuts Tonight With Lamas, Garcia, and Palelei

We have an amazing inaugural show planned for “Late Night Cageside” powered by BJPENN.com radio on Monday April 1st starting at 10/9 CT. We will be interviewing UFC fighters Ricardo Lamas, Leonard Garcia, and Soa Palelei. Our first guest will be one of the top contenders in the Featherweight division; Ricardo Lamas (13-2MMA, 4-0 UFC)....

Mar 4, 2013 9:41 am

Leonard Garcia and Cody McKenzie Added to UFC 159 | UFC NEWS

  A new match-up between Cody McKenzie and  Leonard Garcia has been added to the UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen card. UFC 159 is slated for April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The featherweight fighters were originally slated to fight in UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. Due to a suffered...

Jan 4, 2013 10:16 am

Exclusive: Marcus Brimage Discusses Fighting, Taxes and Dropping to 145

  27-year-old Marcus Brimage is just beginning his career as a mixed martial artist. The Alabama native defeated previously undefeated Jimmy Hettes at UFC 152 in September to run his record in the Octagon to a perfect 3-0. Although he has been competing since 2007, the active duty National Guardsmen has just seven total fights...

Dec 26, 2012 9:02 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC 155 Edition

  Christmas has passed and before the new year is upon us the UFC presents their annual year end card. For the second year in a row the main event will feature the heavyweights. Last year Alistair Overeem made his organizational debut and sent Brock Lesnar into retirement. This year we will be treated to...