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MMA promotion Legacy FC pins down rights deal

Mixed martial arts promotion Legacy Fighting Championship has agreed a multi-year rights deal with US cable television channel AXS TV Fights.

The agreement will commence in 2014 with AXS TV Fights broadcasting 12 live Legacy FC events, a 100 per cent increase from the promotion’s six nationally televised events in 2012.

Based in Houston, Texas, Legacy FC has eight weight divisions and abides by the Unified Rules of MMA which were established in 2001 and remain the industry standard today.

Legacy will move outside of the state of Texas for the first time in 2014 with events scheduled in New Mexico, Louisiana, and Tennessee in addition to regular stops in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.