Written By: Barry Laminack
NOTE – We have updated the card to reflect the fact that one of the title fights was excluded from the original list.
Legacy Fighting Championships has posted up thee fight card for their January 21, 2012 Amateur Show and it looks like they plan to open 2012 with a bang!
For starters there are 3 scheduled title fights. The card features a good mix of strikers, outstanding BJJ players and some of Houston’s best and most well rounded amateur MMA fighters.
BJJ stud Robert Yamishita returns to the cage to face Kaileb Cummings for the 185lb title. Roberto Sanchez is also back in action and looks to hand Ramiro Cortino his first loss as he looks to defend his title for the first time since capturing it from Manny Lozoya in October. Ryan Hollis and Ricky Turcios clash in a 125lb title fight that will no doubt turn into a stand up war (and in this writers estimation, probably won’t go the distance).
Don’t expect all of these fights to make it, in fact it’s a safe bet that no more than 12 of them will make the card. That said, It’s a safe bat the the first 5 or 6 will be on the card for sure.
In the end, who ever makes the final card will be eligible to earn some points in the 2012 Legacy Amateur Series Tournament. If you recall, Legacy announced the points based tournament back on Nov. 12. The tournament is essentially a points system that will reward fighters for wins, dynamic performances and more. The final point systems has not been completed yet but will be in place before this card takes place on Jan. 21 of next year.
Speaking of the tournament, TCD will be teaming up with Legacy and will have a running scoreboard of the tournament on the site that will be updated after every event!
- 155 TITLE – Eric Garcia 3-0 Team Tooke-Houston vs. Casey Williams 3-1 (UPDATED)
- 185 TITLE – Robert Yamashita 1-0 Elite MMA-Baytown vs. Kaileb Cummings 3-2 Death Row MMA
- 135 TITLE – Roberto Sanchez 1-0 Gracie Barra Texas vs. Ramiro Cortino 2-0 Silverback/RSKA
- 125 TITLE – Ryan Hollis 5-1 Hard Head Hitters vs. Ricky Turcios 2-0 G.B. North Houston
- 135 – Corey Garcia 1-0 Bushi Ban vs. Pablo “Cavehra Poha” Silva Gracie Barra Texas
- 135 – Eric Hendon 4-4 Death Row MMA vs. Tony Orozco Jr 3-1 Silverback
- 170 – James Powell 1-2 Fight Science vs. Charles Lloyd 2-0 G.B. North Houston
- 185 – Jacob Elliott 0-0 Castro’s Fight Pit vs. Mike Eaglin 0-2 Elite MMA-Houston
- 170 – Aaron Reeves 0-0 Metro Fight Club vs. Alvin Amana 0-0 Elite MMA-Houston
- 145 – Josie Reyes 0-0 Metro Fight Club vs. Henry Alcozer 0-0 Castro’s Fight Pit
- 125 – Corrine Zepeda 0-0 Paradigm Training Center vs. Audrey Alvarez 1-0
- 115 - Queyana Hall 0-0 Paradigm Training Center vs. Jordan Gaza 3-2
- 155 – Marcus St. Germain 0-0 Gold Team vs. Luis Lara 0-1 Metro Fight Club
- 155 – Jeremy Hunter 2-2 4 oz Fight Club vs. John Gorrell 1-1 Elite MMA-Houston
- 145 – Eric Valdez 0-1 Metro Fight Club vs. Kody Williams 1-0 G.B. North Houston
- 125 – Jacob Silva Silverback vs. Will Spidle 3-0 ATT Beaumont
- 155 – Leroy Vazquez 0-0 Submission Boxing Academy vs. Tien Nguyen 0-1 Metro Fight Club
- 145 – Danny Keeling 0-0 Submission Boxing Academy vs. William Stell 0-0 Soliz MMA
- 185 – Angelus McFarlane 1-0 Bushi Ban vs. Roceal Houston 0-0 Soliz MMA
- 145 – Omar Hillail 2-1 G.B. North Houston vs. Raul Rodriguez 1-1 Sugarland MMA
- 125 – Hugo De La Fuente 1-1 Bushi Ban vs. Mark Ibarra 0-0 Silverback
- 155 – Julian Vega 155 Elite MMA-Baytown 1-0 vs. TBD
Because We Know You Like It
Here is a break down of all the gyms represented on the card:
|Gym||# of Fighters|
|4 oz Fight Club||1|
|Castro’s Fight Pit||2|
|Death Row MMA||2|
|Gracie Barra Texas||2|
|G.B. North Houston||4|
|Hard Head Hitters||1|
|Metro Fight Club||5|
|Paradigm Training Center||2|
|Submission Boxing Academy||2|