Dave Legeno

Dave Legeno

British champion and veteran martial artist
Date of Birth: 12.10.1963
Country: Great Britain

Biography of Dave Legeno

Dave Legeno was born on October 12, 1963, in London. From a young age, he was involved in kickboxing and later began weightlifting, dedicating all his free time to training. After finishing school, Dave decided not to attend university and instead made a living in a way that was familiar to him: during the day, he collected small debts, and in the evenings, he worked as a security guard at a nightclub.

Dave Legeno

Dave's head was pressed against the octagon fence as heavy blows rained down on him. Dan Severn, a former champion and veteran of mixed martial arts, felt that victory was within his grasp and stopped holding back. With one hand, he held Dave's head, while with the other, he ruthlessly struck his kidneys and ribs. Big John McCarthy, the referee of the fight, shouted at Dave Legeno, "Are you giving up?" "No!" Dave growled, feeling his strength leaving him with each new blow from Severn. Maybe he should surrender? After all, he had already created a sensation: an unknown fighter entered the octagon for the first time and defeated the formidable Kimo in his very first fight. If he gave up now, no one would dare to reproach him. However, capitulation was never one of Dave Legeno's principles of life.

Despite being known primarily for his fights in the UFC and WWЕ, Dave dreamed of acting in movies. Later, when he moved to the United States, Legeno studied acting at college, and his first roles were as silent guys in commercials and silent tough guys in TV series and action movies. No one took Dave seriously, and he was not offered any substantial roles for a long time. Only in the late 90s did Dave finally receive somewhat serious roles, first in the action film "Snatch" directed by Guy Ritchie, and later in one of the Batman series. In 2009, Dave Legeno was cast in his first "real role" in the film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The actor hoped that the next installment of the Harry Potter series would be his "ticket" to bigger roles.

Dave felt another blow from Severn. The American was already breathing heavily and covered in sweat. Legeno felt the grip on his throat loosen, and he realized that this was his last chance. With lightning speed, Dave grabbed Severn's wrist and placed his hand in a "lock" between his legs. Fear filled the American's eyes: Severn understood that he had fallen into a submission hold from which he could no longer escape. Severn attempted to strike, but immediately felt excruciating pain in his arm - Legeno applied a joint lock. The American dropped to his knees and tapped the mat. Dave Legeno emerged victorious.

Fights without rules
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