Lonestar Beatdown Sept. 18 – Live Coverage

Title: Lonestar Beatdown
Location: Houston Arena Theater – Houston, TX
Date: September 18, 2010

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TCD Fight Awards
Fight of the Night Michael Lytle v. Ola Siyanbola
Knockout of the Night Ellis Boyd
Submission of the Night Colin Wright

Congratulations to all the above winners. They are now eligible for our end of year awards!


PREDICTIONS

Here is what our panel of experts think about some of the matchups on this fight card. Read the details here about each prediction here.

BLUE = Correct Pick

RED = Incorrect Pick

MikeCalimbasMike Calimbas JustinTrapp
Justin Trapp
RichardBurmasterRich Burmaster
Davis Fleming v. Ellis Boyd Fleming Fleming Boyd
Colin Wright v. Carlos Jimenez Wright Wright Wright
Shelby Sheehan v. Corey Garcia Garcia Garcia Sheehan
Jacob Kugler v. Aaron Croon Kugler Kugler Kugler
Martin Garcia v. Joe Trevino Trevino Trevino Trevino
Scott Buzziard v. David Armes Buzziard Armes Buzziard
Jose Martinez v. Zack Fade Fade Fade Martinez
Jeremy Hunter vs. Kaileb Cummins Hunter Hunter Hunter
John Gorrell v. James Gonzalez Gorrell Gorrell Gorrell
Brett Landriault v. Andrew Musquiz Musquiz Landriault Landriault
Michael Lytle v. Ola Siyanbola Siyanbola Siyanbola Siyanbola
Alex Morono v. Pete Sprajc Morono Morono Morono
John Malbrough vs. Jon Thibeault. Malbrough Malbrough Malbrough

LIVE RESULTS by Mike Calimbas

Davis Fleming Name Ellis Boyd ComingSoon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
265 Weight 265
0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Gracie Barra The Woodland Gym BVMMA
KO of the Night Cand.

RD1:

First bout is set to go and we’re starting the night off with some big boys in Earthquake and Typhoon! Straight blast by Boyd to start the fight overwhelms Fleming and he’s hurt bad. Down to the ground and Fleming takes about 5-6 punches KO stop and Fleming doesn’t know where he and is still starting to fight. Doctors come in to check and Fleming tries to sweep! Electric bout to start the evening!

RD2:

RD3:

Winner:

Ellis Boyd by KO via punches  over David Fleming at :12 of the first round!

Colin Wright Name Carlos Jimenez
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
135 Weight 135
1-0-0 Record 1-1-0
Paradigm Gym Silverback MMA
Sub of the Night Cand.

RD1:

Colin Wright of Paradigm first to enter the cage. Carlos Jimenez now following with the entire Silverback entourage in tow. This should be a good one.

They quickly meet in the middle. Colin going after leg kicks and Carlos answers with hook combination. Takedown for Carlos and they’re against the cage! Colin swivels for an armbar and he gets it! He goes below up to finish it and the fight is over!

RD2:

RD3:

Winner:

Colin Wright over Carlos Jimenez via armbar at :45 of round 1.

ComingSoon Shelby Sheehan Name Corey Garcia ComingSoon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
145 Weight 145
1-0-0 Record 1-0-0
Gracie Barra Texas Gym Bushi Ban
Fight of the Night Cand.

RD1:

The first two fights sure went quick! If you were here and went to the bathroom, chances are you missed both!

We move to 145 now as Shelby Sheehan of GB Texas takes on Corey Garcia of Bushi Ban! Bell rings and they race to center. Garcia moves in for the takedown and gets a hip toss for his efforts. Back to their feet and Garcia back to double underhooks. Shelby protecting well and Sheehan now reversed y Corey. Garcia, now in side control and Sheehan rolls him. Sheehan with some punches from the top, with Garcia looking for an armbar. He gets it but Sheehan slamming out of it. He’s out and back in Garcia’s guard to end round one.

RD2:

Second round was Corey Garcia solidly in control, with position and reversals. (Sorry for the brevity, technical dificulties here.)

RD3:

Shelby starts aggressively to take Garcia down in the third. Strong triangle attempt by Garcia from the bottom but Sheehan fights out of it. Muay thai plumb and some strong knees from Garcia.

Winner:

Garcia by decision over Shelby Sheehan.

ComingSoon Jacob Kugler Name Aaron Croon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
145 Weight 145
0-0-0 Record 1-1-0
Gracie Barra The Woodlands Gym Team Tooke
Vs

RD1:

Kugler atacking and Croon countering. They are going t it on their feet with punches and kicks. Croon is a longer fighter though. He catches a kick and trips Kugler. Now mounted and Kugler looks to tie up while Jacob attacks with punches. Kugler trying to reverse but Croon rides and raining down with punches! Hammer fists from mount now as Croon stays busy from the top. Kugler unable to get out and finally the ref stops it for the victory for Aaron Croon.

RD2:

RD3:

Winner:

Aaron Croon via TKO, punches from mount at 2:35 of round 1.

ComingSoon Martin Garcia Name Joe Trevino ComingSoon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
125 Weight 125
0-1-0 Record 1-0-0
Gracie Barra Texas Gym 4oz Fight Club
Sub. of the Night Cand.

RD1:

Martin Garcia enters the cage representing Gracia Barra TX against 4 Oz. Fight Club’s Joe Trevino. Fighters touch gloves and trading frantically to begin the round. These guys are pacing themselves and Garcia takes the top. Pushing his opponent against the cage and going in for a deep double leg to take him down riht in front of me. Big punches from the top for Joe Trevino as Garcia looks to cover up. Martin recovers guard momentarily but is facing a plethora of punches form the top for a busy Trevino. Garcia is in trouble here as he covers up. Finally back on his feet, Garcia trades with Joe and this is an epic battle already. Garcia looks to be slowing as he’s taken a beating in this round but refuses to back down. Hooks to the head and body by Trevino to end the round. Great round one!

RD2:

Garcia starting round two with a flurry with punches straight ahead but Trevino gets a guillotine and pulls guard. This looks tight and Garcia taps!

RD3:

Winner:

Joe Trevino over Martin Garcia via guillotine submission at 1:03 of round 2.

Scott Buzzaird Name David Armes ComingSoon
Buzzsaw Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
135 Weight 135
0-2-0 Record 0-0-0
The Hive Gym Silverback MMA
Fight of the Night Cand.

RD1:

Silverback MMA brought an army tonight as they accompany David Armes to the cage. Buzzaird looks composed as he looks across the ring at his opponent.

They touch gloves and here we go. Scott with quick double underhooks and looking to take Armes down. David manages to get away and David landing some solid hooks en route to the clinch. David spins off the cage and looking to tag his opponent, who is trying hard for the takedown. David slips and Scott quickly takes his back. Armes trying to spin out and ends up under Scott’s mount. Reversal by David Armes and Scott closes his guard. Triangle attempt by Scott and he tries to slam his way out of it. I think it’s deeper and Scott trying to finish. Armes finally slams his way out and gives some wicked punches to his opponent en route to finishing the round. Most exciting round of the night so far!

RD2:

Scott moving quickly to double underhooks but Armes now out. I think David is geting more comfortable on his feet and is starting to find Buzzaird’s chin. Scott clinching again and they are fighting for position against the cage. Back to center stage and Armes looks to be the fresher fighter. Huge uppercut by David! Scott takes it and still coming forward. Armes coming forward now and Scott ducks under to take him down but reversed. Armes with some GNP now and Scott in trouble. They tie up in half guard as the round ends.

RD3:

Same story to start the third as Buzzaird stalking for the takedown. David looks more comforable at the distance as Scott looks to close it. Armes get off with a combination and circling out of it. David now moving forward and tagging Buzzaird on his feet. Armes with a bevy of punches to close out the round.

Winner:

Winner by decision, 30-27 all the way around, David Armes over Scott Buzzaird.

ComingSoon Jose Martinez Name Zack Fade ComingSoon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
145 Weight 145
0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Gracie Barra The Woodlands Gym Elite MMA Baytown
Sub. of the Night Cand.

RD1:

Intermission is over and we’re back!

Referee Kevin Hancock gives his final instructions and here we go. Jose working quickly for the trip takedown and gets it but Zack quickly moves into his guard and reverses. Martinez goes for a deep guillotine and the crowd is roaring for a finish. Zack not tapping tough and is out! Fade postured up and striking now, moving into half guard. Shoulder pressure controlling Martinez as Fade chipping away with body shots.  Martinez reverses and Zach rolls him over again. Fade controlling from the top as the round ends. That was a close one.

RD2:

Big knee attempt by Fade. Jose swings and lands a hook that drops Fade. Zack recovers after a few moments and pulls guard. Jose now sprawled as Zack driving for the single. Jose with the guillotine and Fade taps.

RD3:

Winner:

Jose Martinez over Zack Fade via guillotine submission at 1:05 of round 2.

ComingSoon Jeremy Hunter Name Kaileb Cummins
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
185 Weight 185
0-0-0 Record 1-2-0
Kingwood MMA Gym Deathrow MMA
Vs

RD1:

Sounds like somebody forgot to turn in their entrance music as “hearts on fire” blasts over the intercom.

Cummins tags Hunter with a right to start the fight and keeping his distance well en route to strikes. Hunter want to clinch but Cummins having none of it as he keeps the distance with jab combinations. Spinning back kick by Hunter now as he is inflicting his will slowly but surely. Hunter trying hard for a home run punch try but its Cummins that floors his opponent. Cummins lets him back up only to almost finish him again to end the round.

RD2:

Cummins looking to finish his opponent to start round 2. This is like the Todd Duffee / Mike Russow fight minus the miraculous comeback so far. Cummins in total control and showing of 1-2 combinations but has not put Hunter away. Finally Cummins with the slam and quickly moves into the end of the round. Has his back now but the round ends.

RD3:

Hunter swings wildly to start this round like he has nothing to lose. Cummins surprised for a second but recovers control quickly. Now to the ground, Cummins on top of side control and moves into mount. Pounding down onto his opponent with punches as Hunter turns and the referee steps in for the TKO victory.

Winner:

Kaileb Cummins over Jeremy Hunter via TKO at 1:44 in third round.

ComingSoon John Gorrell Name James Gonzalez ComingSoon
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
155 Weight 155
0-1-0 Record
Elite MMA Gym Silverback MMA
Fight of the Night Cand.

RD1:

James Gonzalez and John Gorrell meeting at the center. Gorrell comes in and eats a right and now James with double underhooks. Ouch. An errant knee hits Gorrell in the jewels and we get a break in the action.

Back now and James looks to stalk as Gorrell circles the cage. Big leg kick by John and Gonzalez is undeterred. These guys are feeling each other out and finally they clinch. Gorrell looking for a guillotine as James pins him against the cage. James trying hard for a trip but does not get the takedown. Close round ends.

RD2:

John circling and James stalking to start round 2. James now pinning his opponent to the fence but is reversed and almost slammed but he pops back up. James going to a guillotine now but its not deep. Its a battle for position against the cage. Gorrell goes for a guillotine and they out. Not much action to end the round.

RD3:

Close fight so far as we head into round 3. Leg kick by Gorrell as he circles. James rushes in for the takedown but is reversed. Gorrell not into mount and raining down with punches. Armbar front mount but Martinez escapes. Armbar from guard bu Martinez escapes. Single leg attempt by Gorrell and they are back on their feet against the fence. Guillotine attempt by Gorrell and the round ends. Close fight!

Winner:

John Gorrell over James Gonzalez via unanimous decision.

Brett Landriault Name Andrew Musquiz
Nickname
NR TCD rank NR
155 Weight 155
0-2-0 Record 1-0-0
United Kombat Academy Gym RSKA
Vs

RD1:

Loud cheering contingent here from RSKA for Musquiz. High kick by Brett to start the fight which misses but they both hit the ground. Brett with the slam and now in half guard. Brett with the guillotine attempt but its not close. Pass by Landraiult and he is going for an americana. Not close. Reversal by Andrew. Round ends with Musquiz on top.

RD2:

Brett aggressive to start round 2 but Andrew composed in his feet. Guillotine now and Andrew pulls guard. This is tight but Brett alleviating pressure by turning to his side and he’s out. Brett standing in his guard and is swept for his efforts. Brett rolling out from under Andrew’s mount but gets his back taken. Andrew now setting up a triangle from guard but cannot finish it as the round ends.

RD3:

Brett with the takedown to start round 3 and Andrew looks tired from the bottom. He goes for the guillotine as Brett offers up his neck rather than posture. Omo plata atempt by Masquiz but its quickly nullifed. Brett mounts now but is staying low. Hammerfists to end the fight.

Winner:

Brett Landriault over Andrew Musquiz via split decision.

Title Fight

Michael Lytle Name Ola Siyanbola
Nickname
NR TCD rank #3
155 Weight 155
4-1-0 Record 3-0-0
AXS Gym Hoger MMA
Sub of the Night Cand.

Fight of the Night Cand.

RD1:

The crowd is clearly in the hometown kid’s favor as Ola takes on Michel Lytle of Austin, TX. Ola attacks with a push quick and punches as Lytle comes back with high kicks of his own. Spinning cresent kick by Lytle misses. High kick by Ola. Jumping knee by Ola connects and Lytle tries to get it to the ground. Fast sprawl by Ola and Lytle covers up. Ola having his way with Lytle on his feet. Just seems way faster… Lytle still composed and going for plenty of spinning kicks. Jump front kick by Lytle now. Both fighters now slowing a bit and looking to measure as the round ends with Ola falling into mount. Great fight so far!

RD2:

Ola looking to measure to begin round 2. Lytle now looking to get deep on the leg for a single. Ola defending well with the crossface and spinning Lytle against the cage. Trading now with Lytle looking to be slowing a little. Spoke too soon as Ola is taken down and mounted by Lytle. Michael turns and gives up his back to get out and it works! Round ends with a suplex by Lytle.

RD3:

Lytle swinging hard to begin round 3. Ola looks like the fresher fighter but Lytle is pushing. Jumping knee and uppercuts hurt Lytle! Michael tries a leg trip but Ola falls to side control. Knee on belly now and Ola looks to finish with an armbar. Ola postured in Lytle’s open guard now and striking down. Lytle with the sweep now and on top of Ola. Trading leglocks now as the round ends.

RD4:

This has been a war so far!

Left, right, spinning hook kick by Lytle. Ola pulls guard and is slammed by Lytle,  who looks to pass. In half guard now  and Mike passes to mount. Punches down now and Ola is having trouble hipping out. Armbar attempt by Lytle and Ola is submitted at 1:53 in round 4!

RD5:

Winner:

Michael Lytle via armbar submission in round 4.

Title Fight

Alex Morono Name Pete Sprajc
Nickname
#4 TCD rank NR
170 Weight 170
2-1-0 Record 1-1-0
Gracie Barra The Woodlands Gym Westside MMA
Fight of the Night Cand.

RD1:

That staredown was intense!

Both fighters measured coming out, trying to judge their distance. Trading leg kicks now and Sprajc with the straight blast touches Alex’s chin. Morono taken down now and Morono working high guard. Armbar by Morono and Pete gets out. Morono looks to be setting up the armbar / trianle combo and is impressively active with his guard as Pete protects. Alex with rubber guard now containing Pete as opposing chants of Alex and Pete erupt from the crowd.

RD2:

Alex with the jab to start round 2. Both fighters measuring. Pete slips as they trade and back on their feet now. High kick attempt by Morono barely misses and the chants from the crowd erupt once again. Its a stand-up battle now as both fighters are swinging for the fences. Round 2 ends.

RD3:

Alex with the big high kick and Pete telegraphs it. Big overhand rights from Alex as Pete returns with some big kicks of his own. Break in the action as Alex Morono takes a huge kick in the jewels.

Pete bouncing up and down as Alex stalks him. Spinning back kick from Pete has Alex momentarily against the fence. Round ends with Alex winging a wild hook at Sprajc.

RD4:

Both fighters seem pretty tentative as they measure each other to start round four. Leg kicks by Sprajc. Alex looked hurt for a moment but he recovers. Alex still looking for that big right hand as Pete moves away from him. They are trading now and a lull in the actiont to end the round. Close one.

RD5:

Final round begins.

Alex connects with a huge high kick and looking to finish but Pete stays in the fight. Both fighters finally touching each others’ chin. Alex looking for the one punch knockout while Pete looking to attack with flurries. Alex tries a dropkick to end the fight.

Winner:

Alex Morono beats Pete Sprajc by unanimous decision.

Title Fight

John Malbrough Name Jon Thibeault
The Maniac Nickname Rudy
#1 TCD rank #3
185 Weight 185
4-2-0 Record 3-1-0
Kingwood MMA Gym 4oz Fight Club
Sub. of the Night Cand.

RD1:

John Thibeault coming out to the Notre Dame theme song befitting his monicker as “Rudy.”

Fighters touch gloves and Rudy charges in with the huge double leg. The Maniac defending from closed guard now as Rudy passes. Back to all fours as John looking for a takedown of his own. Rudy in for another double leg and quickly gains mount. Malbrough covering up and taking punches from mount then reverses and escapes. Nice reversal by Malbrough, who is now throwing a few punches of his own. Malbrough now picking it up with the GNP and the round ends with Malbrough sprawled out over Rudy.

RD2:

Rudy trying hard for another takedown but Malbrough is making him work for it. Malbrough spins and is now in Rudy’s half guard. Malbrough now has his back and stretches him out as he sinks the RNC for the victory!

RD3:

RD4:

RD5:

Winner:

John Malbrough via rear-naked choke at 1:52 OF ROUND 2.