Houston MMA News and Notes: January 14, 2011 Edition


Every Friday, Sr. Writer Lance Edwards will be bringing you the weekly scoop on the Houston MMA scene!  If you know of some news that you think we should know about, you can  us our “contact us” form HERE or email Lance at lance@thecagedoor.net.

Written by: Lance Edwards

Houston MMA News & Notes

(The latest info about the Houston MMA scene)

Houston’s Oliveira Signs New Contract with UFC

Houston’s Charles “Da Bronx” Oliveira was given a deal for 4 more fights in the UFC. Fighting out of Gold Team Houston, we are thrilled to see the exciting Oliveira penned a new deal.

Robo To Teach At Seminar Before UFC

Chad “Robo” Robichaux (11-0, 10 years Special Ops, 8 Deployments to Afghanistan, Strikeforce Vet) has be confirmed as one of the instructors teaching at the Texas Hold ’em MMA Seminar being held before Fort Hood’s Fight For The Troops event on Saturday January 22nd. Money raised by the seminar will be donated to the Fallen Patriots Fund, Wounded Warrior Project and others.

IXFA Card Updated

Due to some changes to the card, IXFA have released an update for the February 26th show. The new card comprises the following:

Hvy (Title Fight) – Derek Lewis vs Taylor Herbert
205 (Title Fight) – Ike Villanueva vs Chad Cook
185lb (TItle Fight) – Jon Kirk vs Andrew Craig
155 – Marc Ramirez vs Kirk Gibson
185 – Larry Crowe vs Jordan Clissold
155 – Lee Higgins vs Colby Bartholmey
205 – Jason Sullivan vs Jared Taylor
170 – Tony Orozco vs Shawn Machado
170 – Pat Bierschwale vs Jeremy Morris
185 – Terrance Ferguson vs Joshua Foster

Legacy FC Sings The Blues

Well actually, squeals with delight, as they have signed a deal with The House of Blues to hold some events from their amateur series at the venue. This also provides the Houston based promotion the opportunity to hold events in other cities.

Popovitch Seminar Canceled

Pablo Popovitch’s seminar on January 15th has been cancelled. Sources have informed TheCageDoor.net that Champion Pablo Popovitch has lost his mother who was tragically killed in a land slide that claimed the lives of a number of victims.

TCD.net News

(The latest news about TheCageDoor.net)

2010 Houston MMA Awards

This week we announced our Pro Awards Winners as well as Pro and Amateur fighter of the year. Determined by a formula made public on the website we announced our winners, John Marlborough as Amateur fighter of the year, and Rey Trujillo as Professional fighter of the year. Thank you to our 2010 Awards Sponsors: Furia Fight Wear, IXFA, Clean by Troy Garza, Punk Star Industries, and Morph Brand Jeans.

Twitter Contest Underway

Or latest contest is happening on Twitter. If we can reach 1,000 followers by Jan 31, we will give away 20 shirts to 20 random followers. We currently sit at 550. You can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thecagedoor.

2011 Site Survey

Please take the time to fill out our site survey, this gives us the opportunity to find out what you, the consumer, wants to see on the site. If you fill out the survey between January 11, 2011 and February 11, 2011 you will be entered to win a 2GB iPod Shuffle! Please read the contest rules and details HERE.


(Get the scoop on the latest Juicy gossip from around Houston MMA)

  • It is rumored that another of Houston’s gyms is considering joining the prestigious Gracie Barra family.


(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

January 16th Claudia Gadelha Seminar for Women (Dallas)

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