News and Notes: April 3rd Edition


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Houston MMA News & Notes

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Robichaux takes on Makovsky

Chad Robichaux (11-0) has been scheduled to fight Zach Mokovsky (12-2) for the Bellator Bantomweight title. The fight will take place at the Cocopah Resort and Casino on April 16th in Yuma, Arizona.

Pan Ams BJJ

Last weekend saw Houston competitors head off to California for the Pan Ams. We haven’t received much news on how people placed, however Houston’s representatives we believe included Jeff Messina, Nick Shultz, Ulpiano Malachias and Fadi Khouri. Gracie Barra Westchase’s Ulpiano Malachias walked away with 3rd place in his division following a controversial referees decision in the semi finals. Nick Shultz represented Houston well, winning silver in a very tough adult bracket.

Shark Fights 13 on Fuel TV

Shark Fights has signed a deal to be a part of Fuel TV’s “Friday Fight Night” beginning on April 15 at 9pm CT. Two one-hour highlight shows from Shark Fights 13, will be shown. Part one will air on the 15th, while part two will air on April 22. We haven’t confirmed if the fight from Houston’s Mike Bronzoulis will be shown on this event.

Shark Fights 15 is scheduled for April 22, and will air on HDNet.

Legacy April 9th

Here is the final card for the upcoming Legacy FC show on April 9:

155 Title – #1 Daniel Pineda (4oz Fight Club) v. #2 Ray Blodgett (Elite MMA)
185 Title – #1 Andrew Craig (Team Tooke) v. #2 Bubba Bush (BVMMA)
185 – Patrick Hutton (RSKA) v. Pat Bierschwale (Westside MMA)
170 – #6 John Malbrough (Kingwood MMA) v. Jonathon Harris (Submission Boxing)
145 – #2 Tim Snyder (Paradigm) v. #4 Alex Black (Bushi Ban)
170 – #10 Alex Morono (Gracie Barra The Woodlands) v. #7 Jeff Rexroad (Paradigm)
170 – Justin Murray (Bushi Ban) v. Robert Garcia (Silverback MMA)
185 – #2 Artenas Young (Hoger MMA) v. #7 Jonathan Mack (RSKA)
135 – #2 Angel Huerta v. #7 Nate Garza (Rocky Long MMA)
170 – Mark Garcia (Kingwood MMA) v. Patrick Green (Revolution Dojo)

We’ll have a slew of interviews up next week for some of the fighters. If you want to check out some interviews of the fighters we’ve already done, click on their name below to read their interview:

Daniel Pineda, Ray Blodgett, Andrew Craig, Patrick Hutton, Pat Bierschwale, John Malbrough, Jonathon Harris, Tim Snyder, Alex Black, Alex Morono, Jeff Rexroad, Justin Murray, Artenas Young and Angel Huerta. News

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Q1 2011 Rankings Released

The always anticipated (and always controversial) Quarterly Houston MMA rankings have been released. There are some familiar names at the top, as well as many new names cracking the top 10 in their weight division. Check it HERE.

Houston MMA Night w/the Houston Aeros

March 27th saw TCD at the Aeros game for MMA Night. Houston Aero’s played surprisingly well, and as they are trying to get into the playoffs were on their best behavior, so no fights. Although it’s coming to the end of the season, there’s still time to catch your local team in action.

TCD Podcast Officially Launched

After the overwhelming majority of the people who participated in our 2011 survey said they wanted a TCD podcast, we’ve finally delivered! The first podcast was launched last Tuesday. You can listen to it HERE. Look for a new episode every week, as we strive to bring you great guest, great conversation and hot topics from around Houston MMA.


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(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

April 6th – The Ultimate Fighter (Spike TV)
April 9th – Legacy FC (Houston Arena Theatre), Texas International Grappling Festival (Kingwood High School), Bellator Fighting Championship (MTV2)

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