Legacy FC 8: Live Play By Play and Results

Title: Legacy Fighting Championship 8
Location: Houston Arena Theatre
Date: September 16, 2011 Doors Open at 6pm. Prelim Card starts at 7pm. Televised Main Card Starts at 9pm.

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Andrew Craig vs Eric Schambari
Larry Crowe
Steven Peterson

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


LIVE COVERAGE

Ken Battle vs Justin Reiswerg

Ken Battle Ken Battle Name Justin Reiswerg Justin Reiswerg
The Warrior Nickname
5’10″ / 155lbs Ht/Wt 5’10″ / 155lbs
Not Ranked Rank #8
2-3-0 Record 3-1-0
Hoger MMA Gym Bam Bam Martial Arts
Vs

Rd1: Battle slips throwing a punch but grabs a takedown. Reiswerg rolls over into mount. Reiswerg postures and starts punching from the top. Reiswerg lands a couple of good elbows. Reiswerg continuously hammering with punches and elbows. Reiswerg looks at the referee and says something right before he jumps in and stops it.

Rd2:

Rd3:

WINNER: Justin Reiswerg def. Ken Battle by TKO (RD 1)

Mark Garcia vs Lee King

Mark Garcia Mark Garcia Name Lee King Lee King
Kant Get Right Nickname
6’0″ / 168lbs Ht/Wt 6’1″ / 155lbs
Not Ranked Rank Not Ranked
2-3-0 Record 13-17-1
Kingwood MMA Gym Paradigm Training Center
Vs

Rd1: Both guys start with a kick. Garcia gets a clinch but when they go down it’s King on the top. He lands a little and works to the back. Garcia turns over but King is still on top. King fires a couple of punches and Garcia goes flat. The second shot wakes him up but it’s too late. Ref has stopped it.

Rd2:

Rd3:

WINNER: Lee King def. Mark Garcia by TKO (RD 1)

Nate Garza vs Cody Williams

Nate Garza Nate Garza Name Cody Williams Cody Williams
Nate Dogg Nickname Wolverine
5’6″ / 135lbs Ht/Wt 5’6″ / 145lbs
#7 Rank Not Ranked
3-4-0 Record 1-0-0
No Gym on File Gym No Gym on File
Vs

Rd1:Williams opens up with a leg kick. He throws another as Garcia paws in trying to find his range. William charges and a right hand lands flush and knocks Garza back a step. Leg kicks landing for Williams and he throws one high. The back end of a 1-2 crushes Garza and he goes down in a heap. Ref waves it off. WOW!

Rd2:

Rd3:

WINNER: Cody Williams def. Nate Garza by KO (RD 1)

Evert Gutierrez vs Alex Morono

Evert Gutierrez Evert Gutierrez Name Alex Morono Alex Morono
Nickname
6’2″ / 185lbs Ht/Wt 5’11″ / 170lbs
Not Ranked Rank #10
0-0-0 Record 2-1-0
No Gym on File Gym Gracie Barra – The Woodlands
Vs

Rd1:Evert with a high kick. Morono answers with a kick. Solid left hand lands for Gutierrez. Kick to the body for Gutierrez. He throws another and Morono catches it. Gutierrez spins into him and lands a backfist. They clinch up against the cage. Gutierez landing knees to the body as Morono punches upward. The ref separates them. Morono lands a good right hand. Gutierrez charges with a punch and clinches again. Morono punches his way off the cage and they reset in the middle. The two exchange leg kicks. Gutierrez throws a high kick and Morono sweeps him to the ground. Morono pounces and lands a couple good shots before the round ends.

Rd2:Both guys are tentative to start the second. They paw with kicks and punches until Evert throws a spinning high kick. It misses but it gets both guys busy. Evert again with a high kick that Morono slaps away. Morono breaks a clinch with a good right hand. Gutierrez is throwing wide looping punches and Morono is punishing him inside for it. Morono lands a good combo. Evert answers back with one of his own. Morono answers a low kick with a right hand. Both guys swinging and missing as the round ends.

Rd3: Morono ducks under a combo and lands an uppercut. Evert pushes forward and lands punches. Morono is backing up but recovers. Body kick from Morono. Looping right misses for Gutierrez. Morono jumps in for a combo that is short. Gutierrez lands a jab but misses the follow up hook. Gutierrez kicks low. He tries to go high but Morono checks it. Morono slips and Evert lands a left hand that hurts him. He  lets Morono recover and again Alex is the aggressor. Tough fight to score.

WINNER: Alex Morono def. Evert Gutierrez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28,29-28)

William Bush vs Joshua Foster

William Bush William Bush Name Joshua Foster Joshua Foster
Bubba Nickname
6’0″ / 185lbs Ht/Wt 6’3″ / 205lbs
#2 Rank #6
2-1-0 Record 4-2-0
Brazos Valley MMA Gym No Gym on File
Vs

Rd1: Bush paws in with a punch and grabs a clinch and throws Foster to the mat. Foster has half guard but Bush is landing punches from the top. Foster sits up and Bush grabs his head and starts pounding to the body. This goes on til the ten second clap when Bush tries for a guillotine. Foster is in good enough position to survivie, but Bush takes the round. 10-9 Bush..

Rd2: Foster throws a couple of punches before Bush takes him down. Foster has a guillotine for a second but can’t hold it and Bush is on top. G00d wrist control from Foster and he is not taking as much damage as last round. Bush postures up and tries to pass but Foster grabs a half guard. He gets the pass but Foster sits into him. Foster looks to get up but Bush throws him back down and is in a mounted crucifix. The bell saves Foster, but the round goes to Bush. 10-9.

Rd3: Bush shoots in and elevates Foster. He spikes him down into side control. Foster holding onto the head but I don’t think he can do much with it. Bush gets the head out and is pounding. He tries to mount but is caught in half. Bush peppering but not hurting Foster and the ref restarts them. Foster throws a looping right hand that is short. Good leg kick from Foster. Foster swings an uppercut. Bush rushes in and gets hit hard. His corner yells at him to shoot but he backs away and rides out the round. Should be 10-9 and 30-27.

WINNER: Bubba Bush def. Josh Foster by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Rashon Lewis vs Ricardo Talavera

Rashon Lewis Rashon Lewis Name Ricardo Talavera Ricardo Talavera
Nickname
5’11″ / 168lbs Ht/Wt 6’0″ / 170lbs
Not Ranked Rank Not Ranked
1-1-0 Record 2-1-0
Paradigm Training Center Gym Elite MMA-Houston
Vs

Rd1: Lewis is first with leg kicks. He kicks to the body. Talavera doesn’t look uncomfortable. Lewis landing to the legs, inside and out. A hard outside kick makes Talavera hop on one leg. Neither guy willing to commit to an attack. As I type that Talavera charges in with the clinch and pulls him down. Talavera has a body triangle but Lewis stands up out of it. Talavera shoots again as the round ends and they both end up on the mat when the bell sounds. Close round. I give it to Lewis, 10-9.

Rd2:Lewis lets his hands go early and staggers Talavera. He recovers quickly and they reset. Lewis is definitely the faster guy. Talevera reaches in with a stiff jab. Talavera charges in and presses Lewis into the cage with the clinch. They walk across the cage clinched and Talavera gets the takedown. Talavera moves to side control and lands some knees. Lewis works his way up but Talavera has a darce and rolls down into it. Lewis powers out and lands a strong hook. Talavera reeling but the end of the round saves him. Talavera 10-9.

Rd3:Talavera lands a jab to start. Lewis with a nice spinning back kick to the gut. Lewis firing off his jab. Talavera throws a combo but no damage. Stiff jab from Lewis. He is picking him apart with jabs. Talavera shoots but a good sprawl from Lewis. Talavera fires a hook and Rashon answers with a straight left. Lewis avoids a shot from Talavera as the round ends. 10-9 Lewis.

WINNER: Rashon Lewis def. Ricardo Talavera by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Larry Crowe vs Ike Villanueva

Larry Crowe Larry Crowe Name Ike Villanueva Ike Villanueva
Nickname Hurricane
5’11″ / 240lbs Ht/Wt 6’3″ / 205lbs
#4 Rank #1
4-1-0 Record 8-4-0
Silverback Fight Club Gym
Vs

Rd1:Both of these guys were heavy weights not too long ago. Crowe comes in aggressive with his hands. Villanueva lands a shot then Crowe shoots in for a takedown. Crowe looks strong. Crowe passes to half guard. Ike recovers full guard and lands some hard elbows from the bottom. Crowe picks him up and tries for a slam. Holy shit! Ike is going for a triangle! It isn’t there but the thought alone surprises me. Ike against the fence now and walks his way up. He lands a shot to the body. Now Ike picks him up for the takedown. Doesn’t do much with it and they reset. Crowe lands a couple of good punches then Ike grabs him and tees off. Crowe gets underhooks and pushes Ike to the fence. Ike punches his way off the cage. Ike lands an uppercut. They finish the round in the clinch. Both guys looking tired! 10-9 Crowe.

Rd2: Slow start to the second, but Ike eventually presses Crowe against the cage. He lands a knee but can’t do much more before a break. Larry paws with a jab and Ike answers with a right. Crowe throws a head kick that lands flush. Ike is out. Wow! What a finish. Crazy upset and a huge win for Larry Crowe!

Rd3:

WINNER: Larry Crowe def. Ike Villanueva by KO (RD 2)

John Malbrough vs Jeff Rexroad

John Malbrough John Malbrough Name Jeff Rexroad Jeff Rexroad
The Maniac Nickname
6’1″ / 193lbs Ht/Wt 6’3″ / 170lbs
#6 Rank #7
2-2-0 Record 3-1-0
Kingwood MMA Gym Paradigm Training Center
Vs

Rd1: Malbrough lands leg kicks early. He bounces around. He jumps in with a clinch and throws knees to the body. Malbrough pulls him down and Rexroad gets his leg up behind the neck. He looks to elbow but Malbrough defends nicely. Rexroad lets go of the rubber guard and pulls Malbrough into him. The crowd is growing restless looking for a stand up. Malbrough stands up and tries to better his position. He looks for a heel but Malbrough clears it. Malbrough dives in and lands a hard shot to the downed Rexroad. Rexroad sits up but Malbrough shoves him back down and is in side control. That’s where the round finishes. 10-9 Malbrough.

Rd2:Malbrough pushes in and Rexroad lands a big right hand that floors Malbrough. Rexroad pounces and works to take the back. He lands some shots before flattening out Malbrough and finishing with a rear naked choke. Great fight.

Rd3:

WINNER: Jeff Rexroad def. John Malbrough by submission (RD 2)

Steve Garcia vs Steven Peterson

Steve Garcia Steve Garcia Name Steven Peterson Steven Peterson
Nickname
5’6″ / 135lbs Ht/Wt 5’10″ / 147lbs
#3 Rank #3
8-4-0 Record 5-1-0
4 oz Fight Club Gym No Gym on File
Vs

Rd1: Peterson jumps in with a Superman punch and Garcia hits him hard. Peterson grabs the leg and scores the takedown. Garcia works his way up. Peterson grabs the guillotine. Garcia bucks a little and Peterson pulls guard with it. Garcia tries to stand out of it. Too deep. Tap comes.

Rd2:

Rd3:

WINNER: Steven Peterson def. Steve Garcia by submission (RD 1)

Andrew Craig vs Eric Schambari

Andrew Craig Andrew Craig Name Eric Schambari Erik Schambari
Smiles Nickname
6’1″ / 185lbs Ht/Wt 5’11″ / 185lbs
#1 Rank Not Ranked
5-0-0 Record 13-3-0
Team Tooke Gym No Gym on File
Vs

Rd1:Eric shoots in early and scores the takedown. Schambari works to side control. Craig rolls over to his knees but Schambari has his head. He has the knee ready to strike but Craig wisely keeps one knee grounded. Craig bounces up but Schambari takes him down again. He works to his back and has both hooks in. Rear naked is deep but Craig fights through it. Schambari still on his back. Back to the feet and Craig lands a nice kick. A right hand stumbles Schambari and another one drops him. Craig pounces and starts to unload. Schambari will survive. Hell of a round. 10-9 Craig, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see it the other way.

Rd2: After a brief feeling out Schambari dives for a takedown. Craig stuffs it and walks away. He shoots again and misses. Back to the feet and Craig lands a good leg kick. A second one. Schambari rushes in and Craig tags him and he slips to the floor. Schambari again shoots. This time he gets in against the cage but Craig defends well. Schambari drops for a second leg and elevates Craig with a slam. Craig wall walks and is up quickly. Schambari looks tired. Craig with a head kick that lets out a sick thud against the skull. He drops and Craig attacks. Schambari recovers though and is pushing for a takedown. He gets the takedown but can’t do anything with it before the round ends. 10-9 Craig.

Rd3:Another good head kick lands flush for Craig. Schambari is cut. He comes in with some wild punches that back Craig off him but do little else. Schambari shoots against the cage and scores it. Craig working from half guard. Schambari working for a kimura but Craig defends. Halfway point of the round. Craig sits up and is to his feet. Schambari comes in for another shot. Craig hits a switch and is on his back. Schambari rolls over and Craig goes for an arm triangle. He can’t get past the half guard though and works to mount. Craig with the ground and pound but gives him too much space and they are back up. Standing guillotine by Craig. He can’t finish it but he is still the aggressor. Another head kick from Craig. Schambari grabs it and drives him to the cage but can’t finish the takedown. 10-9 Craig.

WINNER: Andrew Craig def. Eric Schambari by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Pete Spratt vs Jorge “Macaco” Patino

Pete Spratt Name Jorge Patino
Nickname Macaco
5’9″ / 170lbs Ht/Wt 5’8″ / 170lbs
Not Ranked Rank
22-19-0 Record 19-13-1
No Gym on File Gym Gold Team Houston

VS

OK guys, this is Barry. I’m taking over for AJ.

Rd1: Glove touch and here we go. Inside leg kick by Macaco. Both guys measuring. Spratt has the center of the cage and Macaco is circiling the outside. Both guys are measuring but that’s to be excpected in a 5 round fight. Macaco working leg kicks early. Tie up for a brief moment but nothing happens. Macaco wifs with a lead hook. Spratt had Macaco up against the cage and threw a couple of crisp punches but Macao ducked under and shot. Across the cage and now up against it. They come out of the clinch and Macaco is bleeding from the bridge of his nose. Mike Jackson keeps yelling for Spratt to go to the body. I kind of wish Spratt would do it so the Truth would shut up about it. (love you truth). Pete finding a rhythm here and landing a bit more. Macaco still working kicks but Pete catches one. Nasty head kick by Spratt blocked. And another. Nice round.

I have Spratt winning the round.

Rd2: Spratt opens with a kick.  Macaco charges forward behind some punches and goes for the takedown. Up against the cage now and Macaco goes for a single. Macaco gets it but Pete bounces right back up. Macaco pulls guards…or Pete took him down with a whiizzer not sure. Pete on top but after a bit of work he bounces up, wanting to continue on the feet. Another kick caught by Spratt. Macaco goes down but then bounce back up. Macaco fakes a shot and Pete fakes a sprawl. Nice exchange by both guys, pole was in the way so I dont know what it was, sorry. 10 seconds left and both guys trade. Macaco misses on a front kick ala Anderson Silva.

I give that round to Pete.

Rd3:Macaco is dripping sweat like melting ice cicle right now. Nice jab by Pete. Macaco follows it with a 1,2 kick. Macao comes forward and a HUGE uppercut by Macao . Both fighter go crazy trading and Macaco DROP SPRATT WITH A HOOK! WOW he didn’t pounce right away. As he does, Pete gives up his back. Macaco takes him down with a rear naked, but DAAAAMN Pete stands up. That’s crazy. Falling to the ground again Pete gets out some how. Macaco still has his back. Now they stand again and Macaco gets a single leg. Nice job. Macaco on top now trying to work form half guard. Pete doing a good job of stalling. Man back on their feet both guys walk away for a moment and meet in the middle and touch gloves as a show of respect. 10 seconds left and both guys just look at each other.

I give that round to Macaco.

Rd4:Both guys hug to start the round. Both guys look a little spent. That was odd, Spratt with a kick thinks it might of hit the groin and backs away saying sorry. Macaco motions like don’t worry about it, lets go. OH, Macaco comes in with his head down and Pete hits him with an uppercut. Oh shit same thing, shoot upper cut. This time Macaco leads with his head and Pete lands a NASTY hook. That was LOUD. Macaco keeps shooting and leading with his head like a honey badger (he don’t give a shit about eating punches). Macaco keeps droping his hands, he looks tired. Pete isn’t attacking but is landing some clean shots. head kick blocked by Macaco and counters with a nice right.

I give that one to Spratt.

Rd5:Another hug to start the round. 1,2 head kick by Macaco doesn’t do much. Pete counters with a shot. Both guys just throwing one punch at a time. Macaco is ducking under shots, if Spratt throws a waist high kick he could end it. Agasint the cage Pete has an overhook. Pete kind of walks away and Macaco gives chase. They both start running, no lie. They are running as Macaco chases Pete he throws a hook and pete ducks under it. That was fun. Lull in the action but they end up agains the cage. Macaco working and finally gets Pete’s back. standing RNC attempt again. 10 seconds left…Pete slams him to the mat at the bell.

I give the last round to macaco.

WINNER via split Decision Jorge Macaco Patino. (48-47 Macaco, 48-47 Spratt, 48-47 Macaco)