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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Legacy FC 7: Prater vs Dollar

Legacy Fighting Championships 7
Date: Jul 22, 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Venue: Arena Theater
Broadcast: HDNet


* Carlo Prater vs. Cameron Dollar
* Antonio Flores vs. Pete Spratt
* Champ Daniel Pineda vs. Frank Gomez - for featherweight title
* Chad Robichaux vs. Jonathan Mackles
* Rey Trujillo vs. Jesus Rivera
* Justin Reiswerg vs. Marc Ramirez


* Jermaine Anugwom vs. Larry Crowe
* David Armas vs. Shelby Sheehan
* Alex Black vs. Jared Chaffee
* Tony Orozco vs. David McClung
The Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championships promotion makes it HDNet debut on July 22, and nine-year veteran Carlo Prater (27-10-1) and "The Ultimate Fighter 9" semifinalist Cameron Dollar (9-2) headline the card.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the event that Prater and Dollar have agreed to headline Legacy Fighting Championships 7, which takes place at Houston's Arena Theater.

Additionally, big-fight veterans Pete Spratt (22-19), Frank Gomez (10-3) and Chad Robichaux (11-1) will be featured on the six-bout main card.

Prater brings a two-fight win streak into the matchup after notching victories over Henrique Mello and Bryan Travers. The latter came in a Strikeforce Challengers 14 contest. The 29-year-old Brazilian has been fighting professionally since 2002, and 14 of his 27 career wins have come via submission.

Meanwhile, Dollar has rattled off five-straight victories since his June 2009 loss to Jason Dent at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. All five victories in the streak have come via first-round submission.

Spratt takes on Brian Melancon (5-1) in the evening's co feature, while Gomez meets Daniel Pineda (13-7) with the promotion's featherweight title on the line. Robichaux challenges Joanathan Mackles (8-1).

"I am excited for the debut of Legacy Fighting Championship on HDNet," HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon stated in an official release. "This deal furthers our commitment to bringing more top MMA events to our fans than any network in the world."

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This is another one of those fight cards where I'm puzzled as to why the title fight is not the main event. Heck it isn't even the comain event. It's also unfortunate that the Green Ranger is not fighting because of the injury he received.

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Fights airing tonight on HDnet! There is a vbookie for Prater vs Dollar, but didn't do anything else from the card because I was the only one betting on the main event with the notice they gave us:


If someone wants to bet on another main card fight let me know!

Here are a couple of interviews from the weigh in's yesterday:


Hope usually springs eternal for veterans looking for a way back to the bigger promotions, but veteran Carlo Prater (27-10-1) isn't relying on that.

He knows a win over "The Ultimate Fighter 9" veteran Cameron Dollar (9-2) at tonight's Legacy Fighting Championships 7 will get his foot back in the door.

"It will get me back in the big show," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I'm not looking at it as it will. It will, and that's just about as firm as I can be."

Legacy Fighting Championships 7 takes place tonight at Arena Theater in Houston, Texas, and its main card airs live on HDNet.

Call it the power of positive thinking, or maybe just putting a brave face on an uncertain situation, but that's what Prater is about these days. He's fought some big names over the years and beat them before they were big. He's also fallen short in more than a few chances to prove his early promise hasn't faded with time.

But he's still fighting for that performance that puts him back on the map, and Dollar represents his next opportunity.

Perhaps the Brazilian-born lightweight is pushing so hard because he appreciates what he has as a full-time MMA fighter. He twice traveled to Thailand for standup training and saw what his standup counterparts endured on their road in Muay Thai. His struggles in his quest for big-show glory are nothing compared to those.

"We're fighting on TV," Prater said. "We've got all these supposed sponsors and money, but when it comes down to it, it's your passion for fighting. That's what's going to drive you in the middle of a fight when you're nose is bleeding and you're dizzy and you can't see.

"You see these kids that are already at such a high level and they've already got 40 or 50 fights they've fought on TV. The way they carry themselves and how humble they are. They just want to have enough money to send home; their trainers keep the majority of it, and the little that they have left over, they buy comic books for their friends.

"I recommend a trip to Thailand for anyone who's jaded."

As it is now, Prater is back in his native Brazil after several years stateside as a training partner to Yves Edwards and student of longtime trainer and promoter Saul Soliz. He works out with a host of up-and-comers and a few names you might have heard of: UFC welterweight Paulo Thiago and WEC featherweight Rani Yahya. The gym is situated in Brasilia, Brazil, the country's capital, and though you may not have heard of it, he's convinced fans will have this year.

"We're 3,500 feet up; no one has gas like we do," Prater said. "We'll keep going and going. And we're down to fight anybody. We've got an incredible ground game, and our standup is coming along. We're hungry, man. It's our time. We're going to be the next big city you hear about in the rest of 2011 and 2012. Mark it."

The city may also be aided by a big event headed there next year, Prater hints. He won't say, but from the sound of it, the UFC may be targeting the city for its next incursion into the South American country.

But all that is quite far away. What's confronting him now is Dollar, who hasn't lost since his appearance on "TUF 9" ended with a first-round submission loss to Jason Dent in the show's finale.

Prater's most notable victory as of late is a first-round submission of Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness product Bryan Travers at Strikeforce Challengers 14. He likely has longer to go to earn a ticket to the UFC, but he's pushing anyway. That's all he can do.

"I've just been visualizing this moment, and it's just going to work out for me," Prater said.

As a cast member on "The Ultimate Fighter 9," Cameron Dollar (9-2) had a brief taste of life on the big stage.

Falling to British product Andre Winner in the tournament's semifinals, Dollar was invited to fight on the show's live finale, where his octagon dreams were ended by a Jason Dent submission.

Two years later, Dollar has scored five-straight wins and now headlines Friday night's Legacy Fighting Championships 7 event in Houston. A win could put Dollar closer to the big stage. But the 24-year-old isn't rushing anything. He's just hoping to find a bigtime manager.

"I don't really have a big-name manager," Dollar told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I've just had a lot of friends and good people help me out. to get me where I am now.

"I'm looking at this being pretty much my second chance. I think that's going to open opportunities for bigger management – get on board with some real professional people, be looked after and make a life in one of the bigger shows."

Dollar admits his lack of proper representation is probably as much his fault as anyone else's. He's had a few conversations with top representation, but none have really pitched him with a hard sell. Dollar's hoping a win over veteran Carlo Prater in the HDNet-televised main event will help create a sense of urgency among potential managers.

"Nobody has really approached me," Dollar said. "It has been kind of by me by choice though, too, because it's a two-way street. I could definitely look for or seek out one of those guys, too, but I've talked to Alchemist. I've talked to SuckerPunch. I've talked to Mike Roberts about legal stuff and whatnot and different things about how they work – just try and get more educated. But it's kind of been by my own choice, I guess. Nobody has come after me though."

In the meantime, Dollar has relied on a friend to handle his financial wrangling while he works solely on improving himself as a mixed martial artist.

"I've got good friends," Dollar said. "I've got to give it up to my buddy Leonard. Leonard never really knew anything about it. He was just a big fan, got into it. I kind of hooked him up with some numbers and some contacts I had, and he's taken care of everything else. I try to just focus on the fight.

"I can't be the middleman also, talking money, talking business before the fights. He does all that stuff for me for right now. But he's just a good friend, and we've been doing it off of a good-friend basis and been able to keep that relationship."

Which is all well and good on the regional stage. But on the eve of a nationally-televised appearance, Dollar is ready to progress past that level. He's gone undefeated since his "TUF" run, and all five wins have come via first-round submission. He's fought at featherweight in the interim, but a new supplement program and increased focus on diet have seen Dollar bulk up, and he'll face Prater at lightweight.

It's no small order. Prater has faced some of the very best fighters in the world. But if Dollar can continue his post-"TUF" streak, he hopes maybe his phone will start to ring.

"I feel stronger than I've ever been and bigger than I've ever been," Dollar said. "I've increased my diet, and I'm doing everything the right way. I feel real good at 155 pounds. I'm ready to go."

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This all should be rather interesting.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Those fights were last night kantowrestler, check out what Pete Spratt did 20 seconds in:

ONE PUNCH!! fight over.

And here you have the main event...

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