What makes MMA such an exciting sport is that on any given night, you never know what you are going to witness. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a well-rounded fighter whose methodical and unpredictable style has him touted as one of Texas’s top prospects. A professional since August 2010 and representing Fortis MMA, 27-year-old Steven Peterson owns a 16-6 record in 22 career bouts consisting of seven submissions, five knockouts and four decisions. He has fought for various American promotions including Legacy FC and Legacy Fighting Alliance. Peterson is also an alumnus of season one of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
In his MMA debut, Peterson submitted Marcus Dupar via armbar in the third round. He defeated Ernest de la Cruz via unanimous decision. Peterson defeated his next two opponents in Quaint Kempf and Douglas Frey respectively. Then, he submitted Alex Russ and Steve Garcia. At Legacy Fighting Championship 13 Peterson defeated Matt Hobar via TKO. He submitted Cody Williams in the second round at Legacy Fighting Championship 14. Peterson defeated Nelson Salas via TKO in the fourth round at XFO 19. He defeated Ray Rodriguez via TKO at Legacy Fighting Championships 28 and again via unanimous decision at Legacy Fighting Championship 33. At Legacy Fighting Championship 38, he submitted Caio Machado in the first round via guillotine choke. Peterson defeated Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision at Legacy Fighting Championship 46. At Legacy Fighting Championship 56, he submitted Manny Vazquez via rear naked choke in the fourth round. At LFA 16 Peterson submitted Ryan Hollis in the second round via rear naked choke. At LFA 28 he defeated Dustin Winter via TKO in the second round.
For his UFC debut at UFN 126 on February 18, Peterson will battle Mississippi’s Brandon Davis in a featherweight contest that will be shown live on UFC Fight Pass. I think that if Peterson is able to outwork his opponent on the feet then capitalize when the fight goes to the ground,”Ocho” will get the victory in this contest. Good luck Steven!
Steven’s first-round submission at Legacy Fighting Championship 38