AXS TV is home to several combat sports promotions, including Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship.
Friday night, it was announced that the two will co-promote a card on the network this May 8, highlighted by a super-fight between RFA flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja and Legacy FC 125-pound titleholder Damacio Page for a new title.
“We’ve been broadcasting MMA on AXS TV for over a decade and this is one of the biggest events in our history of combat sports,” Andrew Simon, CEO of AXS TV Fights said. “I have been looking forward to the day AXS TV promotions would work together to promote an all-star card like this. RFA versus Legacy features three title fights including the much dreamed about champion versus champion match-up.
“Thank you to the fighters, RFA and Legacy for making this historic night come together.”
The rest of the card includes two other title fights, as RFA bantamweight champion Luke Sanders defends his belt against Terrion Ware and Legacy FC lightweight champ Dave Burrow battles Mike Bronzoulis.
Four RFA vs. Legacy FC bouts are also set, with Jan Jorgensen facing Joe Cason, Bojn Velickovic battling Charles Boyd, Adam Townsend meeting Chris Feist and Brian Hall facing an unannounced opponent.
“Working with Andrew Simon and Mick Maynard, we will produce the first true promotion versus promotion MMA show and Superfight,” Ed Soares, President of Resurrection Fighting Alliance said. “Alexandre Pantoja versus Damacio Page is an exciting pairing for the inaugural AXS TV Fights Superfight title, and I am eager to see how Luke Sanders handles his first ever bantamweight title defense against a dangerous Terrion Ware.”
“We are excited to be a part of a series that is the first of its kind,” Mick Maynard, CEO of Legacy Fighting Championship said. “Both of our organizations have been instrumental in catapulting fighters to the next level in their careers for the last several years and this will be an even more entertaining and unique way to continue that legacy. Many have talked the talk, Legacy and RFA will now be walking the walk.”