Legacy Fighting Championship: July 31, 2010

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Title: Legacy Fighting Championship
Location: Houston Arena Theater – Houston, TX
Date: July 31, 2010
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TCD Fight Awards
Fight of the Night Craig Gardner vs Jeff Rexroad
Knockout of the Night Jonathan Harris
Submission of the Night Daniel Pineda

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 JustinTrappJustin Trapp RichardBurmasterRich Burmaster
Brian Melancon vs Todd Moore Moore Moore Moore
Daniel Pineda vs Rey Trujillo Pineda Trujillo Pineda
Craig Gardner vs Jeff Rexroad Rexroad Gardner Rexroad
Ike Villanueva vs Artenas Young Villanueva Young Young
JR Fuller vs. Jonathon Harris Fuller Harris Harris
Chris Spicer vs. Bubba Bush Bush Bush Spicer
Patrick Hutton vs. Justin Murray Murray Hutton Murray
Steve Garcia vs. Warren Stewart Garcia Garcia Garcia
Taylor Hebert vs. Larry Crowe Hebert Crowe Hebert
Jordan Rivas vs. Ruben Melendez Rivas Rivas Rivas

LIVE RESULTS (last updated )


SORRY FOR ALL THE SPELLING ERRORS IN ADVANCE.
Also, sorry about some of the missing stats, we seem to have had a database issue.  We’ll get it fixed for next time.

ComingSoon Taylor Hebert Name Larry Crowe Larry_Crowe
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TCD rank #6
Weight 245lbs
Record
Gym Silverback Fight Club
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RD1:
We’re about set for the first fight of the night! This is Mike Calimbas doing the play-by-play for TCD as usual!

First bout of the night has some big boys at it. Measuring each other up so far. Not too much action to start off as both fighters are tentative. Hebert diving in for the takedown and catches a few punches coming in. Up against the fence now with Hebert looking to finish the takedown. Larry looking to walk up the cage as Hebert is looking for the angle Taylor dragging him down slowly now but the takedown isn’t there. Finally Crowe gets to his feet…but only long enough for a big SLAM from Hebert. Taylor looking to pass now but the fight is back on its feet! Round 1 ends with a scramble. I’ve got it 10-9 Hebert by virtue of superior positioning.

RD2:
Crowe with the straight to start the round but it doesn’t land. Hebert returns by firing a kick. Both fighters measuring now…. nothing landing yet. Hebert with a double attempt a minute in and now on top of Hebert. Working side control now and Crowe recovers guard. Another pass by Taylor. Americana attempt now and alternating with a straight armbar with 10 seconds left and the round is over.

RD3:
Crowe once again looking for the big shot to start the third but he’s lost a little steam. Taylor with the clinch and looking for the trip takedown or the back. Fighters tied up against the fence now and some dirty boxing by Hebert. Crowe looking to return the favor but swung back against the fence and taken down. Hebert working to take the back and gets it, going for the choke with 10 seconds left. Doesn’t get it. Fight over and Crowe spits his mouthpiece out.

Winner
Taylor Hebert takes it via unanimous 3-round decision. 30-27.

Craig_Gardner Craig Gardner Name Jeff Rexroad Jeff Rexroad
Nickname The Executioner
NR (Pro Debut) TCD rank #7
170 Weight 170
0-0-0 Record 1-0-0
Westside MMA Gym Paradigm
FotN candidate

RD1:
This one coming up is set to be a close one. 2 well-rounded fighters. Rexroad has a recent appearance as a super cop, stopping an abduction against Mexican drug cartels this past week in Houston.  But Gardner has sported a baddass mustache in the past  hence they’re about as closely matched as they come. Craig Gardner coming out to the Beverly Hills Cop theme song. Not only that but he’s wearing man-dex into the cage! Rexroad looking serious and measured on the othe side of the cage. This is Craig’s professional debut after a stellar amateur career. Rexroad is 1-0 thus far and both these guys have fought each other before.

Gardner quickly taking the center of the cage and with a quick leg kick. Rexroad clinches immediately and now Gardner turns him and goes in for a double as Rexroad sprawls out. Stalemate on this takedown attempt so ar and now Rexroad looks to take the back. RNC by Rexroad now and its deep. Transitioning to a deep armbar and Craig working really hard to spin out but these guys are still dry. Finally Gardner is out and Rexroad shoots up a triangle! Gardner defends and working from Jeff’s full guard. Gardner now looking to pass half guard. Not too much room for either of these guys to work against the cage though. Rexroad has Gardner tied up pretty good to avoid the ground and pound. Excellent first round!

RD2:
Good jab by Craig to start the second as Rexroad is measuring with leg kicks. Craig with leg kicks of his own and these guys are in a thai fight. Craig looking to pass Jeff’s guard now against the fence. Craig now with some short elbows from on top as Rexroad looks to tie him up. Round 2 ends with Craig in Rexroad’s half guard.

RD3:
Some excellent exchanges to start the third. Big head kick by Gardner barely blocked by Rexroad. Jeff now goes in for the double and driving across the cage but Gardner gets the underhook and succeeds in stopping his momentum and sprawling out. Gardner now spinning to the back and Rexroad pulls guard, going to the kneebar. He’s in deep as Gardner punches down on to his face while defending. Jeff spinning but Gardner is now out of danger and raining down some rabbit elbows from side control. Craig on top with short elbows to end the round!

Winner
Craig Gardner pulls out the unanimous decision win over a tough Jeff Rexroad.  Excellent debut by th Westside fighter!

ComingSoon Jordan Rivas Name Ruben Melendez ComingSoon
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SotN Candidate

This is Barry, you guys are stuck with me for the next fight as Mike is taking a break.  Sorry for your loss, hahaha.

RD1:  They touch gloves and here we go.  Jordan waste no time going for the takedown, no surprise there.  Jordan landing punches and elbows from the top, now working for side control and actually moves to mount.  Ruben rolls over and gives up his back.  Jordan is raining down punches now  to the head of Melendez.  Melendez withstands the punshes and rolls back.  Appeared to get to his feet but Rivas jumps on his back and pulls him back to the canvas.  Melendez trying to establish some wrist control, tries to roll and gets caught in a RNC by the Elite MMA black belt.

RD2:

RD3:

Winner
Jordan Rivas via Rear Naked Choke in the first round!

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Patrick_Hutton Patrick Hutton Name Justin Murray ComingSoon
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TCD rank
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SotN Candidate

RD1:

Justin Murray sprinting across the cage as he steps in! Patrick Hutton walking in now to ACDC’s Thunderstruck!

Will Murray go for the takedown? Hutton circling pretty well to start. Good footwork always helps when avoiding a takedown. Usually but not his time as Murray comes in with the double leg, straight into side control. Now mounted on top of Murray but reversed. A few punches by Hutton into a scramble and Murray with another takedown. Justin now controlling from the top into a side choke for the victory!

RD2:

RD3:

Winner

Justin Murray via arm triangle in round 1 over Patrick Hutton!

ComingSoon Steve Garcia Name Warren Stewart ComingSoon
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TCD rank
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FotN Candidate

I’m baaaaack.  Mikes on another break…must be a union break.  Get read, this could be a WAR!

RD1:  Both fighters meet in the center and begin to feel each other out.  Jabs being thrown right now by both, but not landing.  wroking from the clinch, Garcia gets the take down and the back.  Stewart stand up and shakes him off. They face each other. Several shot landed by Garcia and then he lands a flying knee flush to the face of Stewart.   Again they work against the cae, but it’s Garcia with has back against it now.  Dirty boxing by both with 10 seconds left.

RD2:  Stewart opens the round by landing a couple of inside leg kicks.  Garcia blocks one, Stewart grabs his leg and goes for a single leg but Garcia stuffs it.  Stewart slips after being throw down by Garcia.  Both fighters working from the clinch again.  Some how the fights transitions to the ground and Garcia looks for a moment to be going for an arm bar.  Garcia with another throw.  Garcia lands another knee as Stewart is getting up.  More punches exchanged ss the bell rings.

RD3:  Here we go for the final round. Garcia lands several shots again and both fighter clinch.  Garcia with another takedown, smashing Stewarts head agains the cage.  Garcia working from half guard now and dropping elbos.  Garcia got mount, Stewart rolls and gives up his back. Garcia gets his hooks in and goes for an RNC.  Stewart doesn’t tap and hangs in there until the bell rings.

Winner: Garcia wins via Unan. Dec (30-27)

Warren announces that he is planning to take some time away from the ring for at least 4 years.

ComingSoon Chris Spicer Name Bubba Bush ComingSoon
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RD1:

Chris Spicer is walking in and looks HUGE for 185. He actually weighed in tonight at over 200 at fight time. Bush doesn’t look like he’s missing any meals or protein bars either. These guys are huge and this fight should be a barn burner as these two are amongst the top fighters in their weight class statewide.

Bubba with a spectacular takedown to start the fight. Now working from Spicer’s full guard. Spicer looking for a quick triangle after going for mission conrol. Bubba escaping and going for the GNP as Spicer looks to spin for a leg. This Bubba is vicious though and hits a high altitude belly-to-back suplex slam on Spicer. Now working north-south is Bush, controlling much of the position in this fight. Round one ends with Bubba working GNP on Spicer.

RD2:

Spicer stuffs a double leg to start round 2. He’s looking to work more from his feet but missed a judo throw and ends up on the ground. Bubba now back on top workin from Spicer’s guard. Mission control by Spicer to try and stifle some of the punches from Bush. Bubba looking to pass now and is now working from side control again. Bush has phenomenal control with his wrestling background. Bubba going for a guillotine and gives up position to try to finish it in his own guard. Round ends with Spicer getting his neck out.

RD3:

Spicer looks to be much more tired to start the third. Bubba with another high altitude double leg to the slam. Working from side control with more elbows and short punches. Spicer trying to hip out but Bubba controlling extremely well from top side control. Now has Spicer’s back and raining down some vicious punches! Strop GNP from the back to the victory by Bubba Bush!

Winner Bubba Bush via TKO punches from the back on the ground in the third round over Chris Spicer!

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Ike_Villanueva Ike Villanueva Name Artenas Young Artenas Young
Hurricane Nickname The Machine Gun
#2 TCD rank #6
205 Weight 205
3-3-0 Record 2-1-0
Rocky Long MMA Gym Hoger MMA
FotN Candidate

RD1:

Uh oh, big time grudge match in this match! Both these guys having been talking a lot headed into this one! Certainly two of the most polarizing figures in the local MMA scene as everyone seems to either love OR hate both of the guys. Not much of a middle ground here.

Big Ike is amped as he steps into the cage. Arteneas Young walking in with a huge entourage in tow. Both fighters measuring each other to start. Ike checking  jabs by Young. Ike with a big 1-2, barely misses. Ike gets the better of a quick exchange by both fighters. Chico hurts Ike’s left eye with a right hand straight down the pipe. Ike’s left eye is swelling now as Young continues to counter with crisp punches. Young using his speed to his advantage, exhibiting solid footwork. Arteneas looking like too much for Ike in the speed department as round 1 ends.

RD2:

Chico punching moving backwards as Ike rushes in. Another welt on Ike’s face, this time on the right side. Up against the cage now, Ike pushing Young against the cage. Chico Young spins out and back to center of the cage. Trading now and back against the cage. Ike looks to be trying to slow Young down by tying him up. Ref breaks up the clinch and back to center. Young now in full control as round 2 comes to a close. Ike Villanueva’s face is a bloody mess!

RD3: Doctor comes in to check the cut on Ike before round 3 starts.

Ike stalking to begin round 3 and now spinning for the fences. Chico counters and now has Ike in trouble with his speed. Both fighters trading and swinging for the fences with Young getting the edge! Young dancing now and Ike has him back against the cage. Ref breaks up the action and back to center. Refs stops the action to check the cut on Ike’s face.

Winner Arteneas Young via doctor’s stoppage in round 3 over Ike Villanueva.

UsersComingSoon JR Fuller Name Jonathon Harris Jonathon Harris
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TCD rank
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KOotN Candidate.

RD1:

OMG! Jonathan Harris catches JR Fuller with a knee to the face immediately after the round starts!

RD2:

RD3:

Winner Jonathan Harris via KO by knee moments in 5 seconds.  That’s the fatest KO in Legacy History.

Title Fight

Daniel_Pineda Daniel Pineda Name Rey Trujillo Rey Tujillo
The Pit Nickname The Truth
#4 (@145) TCD rank #1 (@155)
145 Weight 155
11-7-0 Record 7-1-0
4oz Fight Club Gym
SotN Candidate

Back again, Mike is taking a much needed break again after typing all that stuff from the last fight. <—That’s sarcasm haha

This could be Fight of the Night in my opinion. here we go!

RD1: They touch gloves and Pineda lands a leg kick.  Both fighters working from the clench. Ray gets a semi-take down and pineda looks content to work from the ground as Ray hovers over him.  Ray throws a wild punch that misses as he hits the mat, Pineda jumps to his fight.  Pineda working from the back, looks to be complaining about something as he gets slammed tot he matt.  Pineda with back controll gets his hooks locked in, slips an arm under Rey’s throat and gets him to tap!

RD2:

RD3:

RD4:

RD5:

Winner at 1:58 in the first, Daniel Pineda wins via Rear Naked Choke

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Brian_Melancon Brian Melancon Name Todd Moore Todd_Moore
Nickname The Maniac
#3 TCD rank NR (Houston Debut)
155 Weight 155
3-1-0 Record 11-3-0
Paradigm Gym Gracie Barra The Woodlands
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RD1:

Last fight of the night, ladies and gentlemen.

The main event of the evening pits Gracie Barra’s Todd Moore vs. Brian Melancon.

Brian with a big leg kick to start and Todd goes for a double leg. Doesn’t get it and Todd is measuring with leg kicks. Returned by Melancon. Excellent body shot by Brian. Big hooks by Brian and fight is over!

RD2:

RD3:

Winner Brian Melancon via Ref Stoppage due to strikes.

Brian Melancon. KO, first round!

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