News and Notes: August 3rd Edition


News and Notes is a new feature for the site.  As the Houston scene becomes more active, we want to keep everyone updated as to whats going on.  If you know of some news that you think we should know about, us our “contact us” form HERE to send it our way.


JDF Set to Make Pro Debut

Wednesday night marks the pro debut of Jason David Frank of Power Ranger Fame. JDF will face Robert Vasquez at Puro Combate.  The complete card (as sent to us) is:

Jose Roberto Vasquez vs. Jason David Frank
Jonathan “Mack Truck” Mack vs. Taylor Moses
Nate Garza vs. Davis Sylvester
Angel Huerta vs. Robert Slujan
Lex Pappas vs. Juan Long
Steven Peterson vs. Marcus Dupar

Melancon upsets Moore, Pineda wins title and Harris gets 5 second KO:

July 31 marked the 3rd ever Legacy FC event, and is regarded by many as the best card ever in the history of Houston MMA.  There were upsets, submission, nasty cuts, wars in the cage and the quickest KO in Legacy history (5 seconds by Jonathan Harris).

The quick results are as follows:

Taylor Hebert vs. Larry Crowe – Taylor Hebert via unanimous decision
Craig Gardner vs Jeff Rexroad (TCD FotN) – Craig Gardner via unanimous decision
Jordan Rivas vs. Ruben Melendez – Jordan Rivas via Rear Naked Choke (Rd 1)
Patrick Hutton vs. Justin Murray – Justin Murray via arm triangle (Rd 1)
Steve Garcia vs. Warren Stewart – Steve Garcia via unanimous decision
Chris Spicer vs. Bubba Bush – Bubba Bush via TKO (punches) (rd 3)
Ike Villanueva vs Artenas Young – Arteneas Young via doctor’s stoppage (Cuts) (Rd 3)
JR Fuller vs. Jonathon Harris – Jonathan Harris via KO (5 sec. into Rd 1) That’s the fatest KO in Legacy History.
Daniel Pineda vs Rey Trujillo – Daniel Pineda via RNC (Rd 1) – Pineda wins LFC 145lb title
Brian Melancon vs Todd Moore – Brian Melancon via Ref Stoppage (strikes) (Rd 1)


Preliminary Card released for the September 18th Lonestar Beatdown has been given a sneak peek at the preliminary card for the upcoming Sept 18 LSB and it looks stacked with FOUR title fights scheduled and 18 fights in total.  Realistically (and as is the case many times with ammy cards) some of these fights won’t make it onto the final card, but looking at the match-up, there are some very good non title fights included.

Sneak Peek:

Title Fights:
145 Raymond Bell vs Alex Black
155 Cody Philips vs Ola Syanbiola
170 Alex Morono vs Pete Sprajc
185 John Malbrough vs Jon Thibeault

Main Card:
155 Andrew Musquiz vs Brett Landriault
170 Kendrick Holloway vs Charles Lloyd
135 Carlos Jimenez vs Colin Wright
155 Chris Rucker vs Ryan Durand
155 John Gorrel vs Brakke Juul
185 Jeremy Hunter vs Chris Lopez
135 Scott Buzziard vs David Armes
170 Levi West vs Philip Bourque
125 Bobby Powers vs Duluani Perry
125 Joe Trevino vs Martin Garcia
145 Jacob Kugler vs Drew Elder
205 Ray Burgos vs Chris Avila
145 Jose Martinez vs Zack Fadu
170 Corey Allmand vs Israel Ohlson
265 Davis Fleming vs TBA


Rumor has it that…

  • …Gracie Barra black belt Ted Stickel is rumored to be accepting the BJJ head coach position at Westside MMA. Professor Stickel brings many years of experience and would be an interesting choice to replace the recently departed Paul Thomas.

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