Legacy Fighting Championship – Nov. 5, 2010

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Title: Legacy Fighting Championship

Location: Arena Theatre

Date: November 5, 2010 8pm

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TCD Fight Awards
Fight of the Night Rey Trujillo vs Ray Blodgett
Knockout of the Night Tim Snyder
Submission of the Night None

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


LIVE COVERAGE

What’s up Houston!

Welcome to the TheCageDoor,net’s LIVE coverage of tonight’s Legacy Fighting Championships at the Arena Theatre in beautiful Southwest Houston. This is Mike Calimbas on play-by-play along with Barry Laminack and the rest of TheCageDoor crew bringing you tonight’s action. We should be kicking off in just a few minutes so hang tight and make sure to participate via the comments section below.

John Malbrough Name Marc Garcia
The Maniac Nickname
NR (Pro Debut) TCD rank NR (Pro Debut)
170 Weight 170
0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Kingwood MMA Gym Iron Cross MMA

Rd1:
Tonight marks the professional debut of Kingwood MMA’s John Malbrough, a tough fighter with a stellar amateur record and the Lonestar Beatdown 185 belt o his credit. His opponent Marc Garcia took this fight on literally less than 24-hours! Should be a very interesting first fight of the night folks.

We are moments away from action as the first two fighters enter the cage. Malbrough looks like a much bigger fighter than Garcia walking in. These guys look amped and ready to get it on.

Here we go and the fighter meet at center cage. There guys are trading kick to body to start. John with a huge knee and now we’re on the ground with John solidly in top of side control. Mounted now, John in high mount and raining down punches. Garcia covering up and hold on but not hipping out. Doing a decent job of covering and now Garcia scrambling up. Up against the cage, John has a hold of a leg as Garcia hits elbows down to the ribcage of Malbbrouhg. Reversal now and John back on top in half guard. John peppering down some rabbit punches and working for mount.John gets the back now and tries to flatten him out with both hooks in. RNC attempt now by John, who is on bottom with both hooks in. He is back in mount as round one ends. Good first round.

Rd2:

Both fighters look good i between rounds. Nobody gassed yet.

Round 2 begins with a leg kick attempt by Garcia. Malbrough loves these leg kicks. Garcia catches one and takes Malbrough down against the cage. In full mount now, Garcia looking to regain his posture as Malbrough works his closed guard. John working the heel kicks into the kidneys ala Royce Gracie in UFC 1 and referree Randy Hauer stands them up. Guys trading some punch combos now and Garcia is tagged by a left hook. Punch combo finished by a knee by Malbrough and Garcia is now on the ground with John on his side. Failed reversal by Garcia but he’s still defending well as the round ends.

Rd3:

Garcia coming hard at Malbrough to start the third. Down on the ground again with Malbrough staying busy from top of half guard. Garcia reverses and Malbrough again working to set up from the top of half guard. John now in Garcia’s full guard and referee stands them up. John with some VICIOUS knees and looking to finish but Garcia is not giving up or giving in.  John stalking right now and Garcia looks the fresher man. Spinning backfist attempt by Garcia and he takes Malbrough down and is on top of mount as the fight ends. I’ve got it at 30-27 Malbrough but let’s see what the judges think about that third round.

Winner:

John Malbrough over Marc Garcia by unanimous decision, 30-27 in fight 1 of the night.

Drew Ratichek Name Terrance Ferguson
Nickname
NR (Pro Debut) TCD rank NR (Pro Debut)
205 Weight 205
0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
ACS Gym Westside MMA

Before fight 2, BIG shoutout to my friend Ricardo Talavera, a 170 fighter out of Houston that recently moved out to Pittsburgh. We hear rumors that Ricardo wants to come back to Houston and fight soon!

Rd1:

Fight 2 set to start and we have the big boys in the cage! Drew Ratichek making his pro debut and cutting down from heavyweight. The former Lonestar Beatdown heavyweight champ takes on Terrance Ferguson, a tough fighter out of Westside MMA in his first pro bout.

Drew looks like he’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in so we’ll how that translates in this bout.

Glove tap to start and Drew working his jab. Terrance answers with a leg kick and they are measuring each other carefully. Ferguson catches Drew’s leg and now has a gip around his waist as he’s looking to take him down from the back. Drew working for a kimura grip and Terrance kneeing Drew’s thigh.  Drew with the kimura attempt and doesn’t get it but is not letting go of the grip. Ferguson with the knees and the ref breaks them up, stalemate. Drew with the 1-2, doesn’t land. Both fighters seem tentative to engage and are pawing at each other with leg kicks and jabs as the first round ends. Very close to call.

Rd2:

Terrance working the leg kicks to start round 2 but Drew answers. T with a momentary burst but Drew recovers well and circles out. Drew looks to be getting looser and throwing some combos now. Terrance very measured and trying pick his spots. Drew looks like he’s racking up some points by striking well from the outside and utilizing his superior reach. Good left hook by Terrance but Drew disengages. Deep low single grip by Terrance and he takes down Raticheck straight into side control to end round 2.

Rd3:

Drew coming forward to start round 3. Terrance circling away from the cage and Drew very aggressive with punch combos. Drew looks like he’s picking up the pace and now Drew with a low single. Terrance spins out and takes Drew’s back. VERY deep RNC attempt but Terrance doesn’t have the hooks. Drew passing to the correct side to alleviate the pressure on his neck. Drew in half guard now as Terrance tries to escape and now Raticheck has Ferguson’s back! He’s got both hooks in as Ferguson looking to protect his neck! Drew has his legs figure-foured now and the round ends. Extremely close fight and I don’t know how the judges are gonna call this one.

Winner:

In a close fight, all three judges see the fight 29-28 in favor of Terrance Ferguson.

Post-fight – Drew dedicating the fight to his young  friend Peter, who is in the cage with him. Peter has cancer and just finished chemo therapy. Terrance and Drew both taking pictures with the young boy. Very class dedication by Drew Raticheck to the Peter’s Fight charity. THIS is what the Houston MMA Community is all about.

Angel Huerta Name Akira Smith
Nickname The Afro Samuari
#6 TCD rank NR (Pro Debut)
135 Weight 135
1-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Gym 4oz Fight Club

FOTN Candidate

Rd1:

Now up, a potential fight of the night candidate as the “Afro Samurai” Akira Smith takes on the ever-explosive Angel Huerta. Crowd is poppin’ for this one as the combatants enter the cage! Don’t blink folks!

It’s deafening in the arena! This is the LOUDEST I have ever heard the Arena Theater!

Here we go and they quickly meet at center cage. Vicious straight right by Huerta and he’s coming in with side kicks. 1-2, high kick by Huerta and he’s really trying to overwhelm the Afro Samurai with aggressive striking. Akira coming back with kicks now but Huerta quickly returns. Angel throwing some haymakers but Akira Smith not hurt yet. Akira with the switch-knee now. Angel catches Akira coming in with a left hook and drops him! Trying to finihs but doesn’t get it. Akira back up and Angel Huerta is ALL OVER HIM and he gets him with a head kid that downs the Afro Samura. Some vicious punches en route to the ref stopping it via TKO. VICIOUS WIN by Angel Huerta.

Rd2:

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Winner:

Angel Huerta by brutal TKO over Akira Smith at 2:11 of Round 1.

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Greg Bellomy Name Alex Black
Nickname
#3 TCD rank NR (Pro Debut)
145 Weight 145
1-0-0 Record 0-0-0
Gracie Barra Texas Gym Bushi Ban

Rd1:

Leg kick by Alex causes a slip by Bellomy early in round 1. Greg with the quick takedown and posturing up to stay out of Black’s submission attacks. Greg standing in Alex’s guard now and going for some GNP as Alex attacks from the bottom. Greg postured up well and striking for closed guard. Standing to punch is Bellomy as Black looks to catch an arm in transition. Elbow from the top by Bellomy. Solid punches from the top by Bellomy but Alex catches a side choke from the bottom! It looks close but round 1 ends with Bellomy not out of breath as he pops out of the sub.

Rd2:

Alex with the strong Muay Thai flurry to start round 2. Knees, elbows, he’s attacking viciously as Bellomy covers up. Alex screaming as he throws every strike and the ref stops it! Bellomy looks very disappointed at the stoppage. It was a bit of a quick stoppage as Bellomy looked to be covering up well and defending but nonetheless, Alex Black wins his pro debut in spectacular fashion via TKO!

Rd3:

Winner:

Alex Black via TKO over Greg Bellomy in Round 2!

Tim Snyder Name Aaron Barringer
Nickname Bad Man
#4 TCD rank #8 (at 155)
145 Weight 145
10-7-1 Record 4-3-0
Paradigm Gym Gracie Barra The Woodlands

KOTN

Rd1:

Barringer likes to get into wars based on past experience and Tim Snyder is one of the most explosive strikers in the area. This one is gonna be an old-fashioned slobberknocker IMO!

Both guys bouncing around during instructions. Bell rings and here we go. They touch gloves and Barringer is the first to throw with jab-cross combo. Tim stalking with his hands held hig and catches a combo of his own. Arron with the double-leg, stuffed by Snyder. In the clinch now, Arron driving Snyder to the fence. Snyder spins out and they trade position. Arron looking for the arm-in guillotine and pulls guard momentarily to sink it. Not quite all the way in yet. Arron pops his neck out and they trade position clinching against the cage. Arron listening to his corner and throwing short elbows. They finally separate. Measuring each other at center cage. Arron comes in with a punch combo. Tim loads up and counters with a left hook that knocks Arron Barringer out. Devastating KO by Tim Snyder!

Rd2:

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Winner:

Tim Snyder over Arron Barringer via KO at 3:15 of round 1.

Rey Trujillo Name Ray Blodgett
Nickname Sting Ray
#3 TCD rank #5
155 Weight 155
8-1-0 Record 4-0-0
Gym Elite MMA
Title Fight

Rey Trujillo is the current Legacy FC Leightweight Champion

Justin Trapp  from athleteportraits.com is going to take over and do play by play for this fight and give Mike some rest.

Rd1:

I think going from Trujillo to Blodgett will get confusing so I am going to go for Rey and Ray.  These are free updates….Both fighters come out looking amped.  Here we go!

Fight starts off with a fake takedown from trujillo and he swarms blodgett with looping hooks.  Trujillo is getting some great shots in.  They clinch, Blodgett gets the takedown.  Blood is coming out of Blodgett’s nose.  Trujillo scrambles up but Blodgett clinches him up.  looping punches from trujillo again blodgett answers with knees.  Ray takes down Trujillo again.  Back to standing clinch.  Another takedown and scramble ensues.  Blodgett gets him in side control.  Knee to stomach from Blodgett.  Trujillo in Blodgett’s guard now.  Trujillo giving him some good ground and pound.  Great back and forth round they both look exhausted.  Ray Blodgett is bloodied up.

Rd2:

Round begins with both fighters swinging and clinching up. Blodgett gets the single leg takedown.  He is goes for a guillitene  and he is out.  Blodgett is now smothering him with constant takedowns.  Blodgett now has his back and now full mount.  Ray is throwing some bombs.  Blodgett some rushing anything.  Trujillo tries to escape mount but Ray stuffs it, back to punching.  Arm triangle attempt from Blodgett it looks deep.  Rey is out!  Blodgett has his back and now Blodgett is going for the choke.  Flattens him out and now back to full mount.  blodgett goes for an armbar and Trujillo slips out they scramble and Blodgett is back in mount.  Wow.  Both guys look exhausted.

Rd3:

Here we go.  Both guys look very very tired.  They clinch and blodgett gets the takedown and he automatically goes for the mount. Ray is in mount but he has no strength for punches.  blodgett goes for triangle…scramble and another takedown for Blodgett.  He is dominating Rey with his superior grappling.  Blodgett in North/South position. Scramble again from Trujillo and Blodgett has mount Again.  Blodgett going for an arm triangle and Trujillo is defending well.  Of the two fighters Ray Blodgett looks the most fatigued but that still is not stopping his takedowns or position advancement.

Rd4:

Trujillo opens up with multiple kicks and they clinch.  Blodgett working for the takedown.  Trujillo now goes for the takedown and gets it…  Trujillo sprawling as Blodgett goes for the takedown…Blodgett continues to pressure him with takedowns.  Trip from Trujillo and he has blodgett in side control.  blodgett gets him in a triangle, its in deep.  Trujillo struggles and he is out!  Trujillo is now on top….They are now punching from their knees! Trujillo gets the takedown, blodgett goes for the sweep….What a fight!

Rd5:

Looks like a another triangle attempt from Blodgett and Trujillo defends.  After many scrambles back and forth Ray Blodgett is now in side control.  And now Blodgett goes for mount.  He is raining down punches.  He looks like he may have a second win.  He is dropping elbows and after a brief scramble from Trujillo he is back in mount.  More elbows and punches from the top.  Blodgett is very bloodied but he is winning this round and possibly the fight.  Two great shots from Blodgett to the chin.  Now he has his back and he stretches out Trujillo.  More punches.  Thats it!  I think we may have a new champ!

WINNER AND NEW CHAMPION RAY BLODGETT!

Mike Bronzoulis Name Jonathon Harris
The Greek Nickname The Hulk
#2 TCD rank #3
170 Weight 170
9-2-1 Record 4-0-0
Paradigm Gym Submission Boxing
Title Fight

This fight is for the interim Legacy FC Welterweight title.

Rd1:

It’s time for the main event for the Legacy 170 title. These guys had fireworks and salad at the weigh-in. No love lost between these two!

Fight begins with a huge high kick attemp by the Greek. Down momentarily with Harris going for a guillotine and they are back on their feet. Clinching now and Harris with the single leg takedown Back on their feet and Bronzoulis going for Harris’ back. They are down now with Mike B. on Harris’ back. Choke attempt and now Mike B. is on top. Harris rolls over to turtle and Bronzoulis once gain looking to control the back and get his hooks in. Striking from back control now, Bronzoulis holding his balance pretty well as Harris tried to make it back to his feet. Bronzoulis with good control from the top. Harris looking to strike with elbows from the bottom.Harris rolls out and looking for a single. Misses as Bronzoulis works to his back. Back in open guard now and Mike B. picks up the pace with some strong ground and pound.R Raining shots now and Harris is in trouble. Mike B. peppering and bloodying his face and the ref steps in! Mike Bronzoulis wins via TKO!

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Winner:

Mike Bronzoulis defeats Jonathan Harris via TKO AT 3:20 of  round 1!

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