Legacy FC Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Heny Cejudo
By FCF Staff
Legacy Fighting Championship has signed Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler and bantamweight prospect Henry Cejudo to a multi-fight deal. The 4-0 fighter will make his promotional debut versus Ryan Hollis at Legacy FC 24 on October 11th.
“It was very important to me to join a professional organization that will allow me the opportunity to continue to grow as an MMA athlete,” Cejudo said in the official announcement. “It was equally important for me to partner with an organization that has an established track record of helping fighters grow into world-class athletes and champions. I want to fight for a credible organization and face high caliber opponents. Legacy is that organization and has made that commitment to me.”
The 26 year-old fighter competed at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and became the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal. Cejudo was 21 at the time.
Most recently, Cejudo scored a first round, TKO win over Miguelito Marti in May, while competing for Gladiator Challenge.