14 Facts About Leonard Garcia

1. Leonard Garcia was born on July 14, 1979, in Plainview, Texas and is an American former mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division of the Legacy Fighting Championship, and is the former Legacy FC Featherweight Champion.

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2. Leonard Garcia was raised in his grandparents' home, who had a farm and, along with his uncles, helped raise the young Leonard Garcia.

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3. Leonard Garcia began his career in 1999, competing on the regional circuit in the Western United States.

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4. Leonard Garcia competed in the first WEC event back in 2001 at WEC 1.

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5. Leonard Garcia defeated Hiroyuki Takaya via first-round knockout at WEC 32.

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6. On March 1, 2009, Leonard Garcia lost the WEC Featherweight Championship match against champion Mike Brown.

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7. Leonard Garcia was expected to face Diego Nunes on March 6, 2010, at WEC 47, but Nunes was forced from the card with an injury.

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8. Leonard Garcia faced WEC newcomer Chan Sung Jung on April 24, 2010, at WEC 48.

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9. Leonard Garcia replaced Cub Swanson who was forced from the card with an injury.

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10. Now managed by VFD Marketing, Leonard Garcia was expected to face Tyler Toner at The Ultimate 12 Finale, but Leonard Garcia was pulled from the bout with Toner in favor of a bout with Nam Phan.

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11. Leonard Garcia lost to Jung in the second round, falling victim to the first twister submission in UFC history.

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12. Leonard Garcia fought Matt Grice on June 8, 2012, at UFC on FX 3.

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13. On May 11, 2013, Leonard Garcia signed a three-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship, a promotion based out of Texas.

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14. On March 16, 2021, in Biloxi, MS, Leonard Garcia headlined BKFC 16 opposite Joe Elmore.

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