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Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo signs with Legacy FC

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01:01 PM ET 08.25 | Legacy FC has announced a huge signing in the bantamweight division. Henry Cejudo, who won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at age 21, has signed with the promotion just over five months after making his professional mixed martial arts debut. In a two-and-a-half month span that began in March of this year, Cejudo reeled off four straight first-round stoppages via punches. Cejudo will make his promotional debut at Legacy FC 24 on Oct. 11 at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, against Ryan Hollis. The bantamweight bout will take place on the evening's main card, which will air on AXS TV. The 26-year-old is just five years removed from his Olympic gold medal - he was the youngest wrestler in American history to ever take home the gold - but he retired from wrestling after failing to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Now, he is 100 percent focused on his new career.

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