From the Rig to the Ring

Odessa -- Having been ranked as high as second in the UFC, Leonard Garcia has done it all in Mixed Martial Arts.

At age 35, the Plainview, TX native, Garcia retired from the UFC and got a job with his former sponsor "Automation-X," in Odessa, TX. Like so many others in the Permian Basin, Garcia began work in the oil industry.

Four years later, while still working for the same company, Garcia got an opportunity to fight in a new sport, that is when he signed a contract to join the "Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships" (BKFC).