News and Notes: April 17th Edition

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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: Barry Laminack


Houston MMA News & Notes

(The latest info about the Houston MMA scene)

Robo Drops Bellator Debut

It what is no doubt one of the biggest fights a Houston fighter has had on the national stage in some time, Chad “Robo” Robichaux put it all on the line at Bellator 41 on Saturday April 16 as he face Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky in a super fight featured on MTV2. Robo opened the fight well, getting the champion into a deep guillotine, but was unable to get him inside his guard to finish the choke. Makovsky would eventually work out and go on to win the fight, but not after having to earn it. At one point, Robo was caught in a head and arm choke but was able to escape and avoid the finish. Later Makovsky would catch Robo in a deep rear naked choke, but again Robo would do a masterful job of escaping. Robo would force the fight to the third round, but would succumb to a ground and pound attack late in the round, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight.

In an email sent out, Robo had this to say about the fight and his performance, “It stings to loose, especially after 11 fights, but I felt I fought hard and against a great opponent. That was what I was seeking, a tremendous battle of skill, and I am not let down by my performance. Those are the fights you dream to be a part of in this sport; that is the ones we remember.”

He went on to say, “This is the top of the world level, and its not supposed to be easy. I felt 100% and left it all out there. Zach is a beast and one of the worlds best Bantamweights.  Congrats to him, and thanks to Bellator for the opportunity.  In moving forward I have no regrets, just get back to improving myself like I have everyother day of my life. I’m looking forward to the next challenge and will be ready.”

Expect to see Robo in the next Bantamweight Tournament, where he could earn another shot at Makovsky, this time for the title.

Clark Bests Houston’s Scott

Houston’s Jennifer “Superstar” Scott made the trip out to Clovis, New Mexico to square off against Heather Clark on April 15 at at Evolution Combat Sports championship’s “Friday Night Fights”.  Clark, who trains out of Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque won via TKO in the second round. Scott is now 2-1 and commented on her Facebook, “We now know that I need to work way MORE ground!”

She also said that she felt like she could have continued and was far from being finished, “You DONT stop a Main Event Pro Fight..I wasn’t done!”

Hoger Prospects Make Trip to Louisiana

Chirstian Sutton and Elliot Turner (Both out of Hoger MMA) made the trip out to Louisiana for some good old fashioned amateur MMA action. Sutton would make the trip for not as his opponent backed out after the rules meeting. According to Sutton, he waited to inform the commissioner that his blood work was not in order until the very last minute.

Turner did get to fight and won his fight via decision.

TCD.net News

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Get your IXFA 7 Tickets NOW!

We have teamed up with the guys over at the IXFA to allow you a simple and easy way to get your tickets for the April 23 show in Winnie, Texas. Don’t drive out there thinking you’ll get tickets at the door, because they are selling fast! We’ve been given a set amount in the 1st level upgraded General Admission section. To get your tickets, click here and buy them, we’ll have them waiting for you at will call! See you at the fights!

Cage Combat 3 Tickets Now on Sale!

Get your tickets to Cage Combat 3 right here! They have set aside a couple of sections just for us, so don’t get stuck out with out a ticket. We’ve got general admission AND V.I.P. tickets. Get ’em here and we’ll see you at the Humble Civic Center on May 6!

RUMORS

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EVENTS

(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

April 22nd – Julio “Foca” Fernandez Seminar (Revolution Dojo Katy)
April 23th – Texas State Championships (BJJ Submission Grappling), IXFA (Winnie, Tx)


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