News and Notes: February 26th Edition


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Written by: Lance Edwards

Houston MMA News & Notes

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Legacy Event Sold Out Again

Following the success of the last Legacy Pro card, Legacy Amateur series sold out again. It turned out to be a great night of fights, with TCD’s fight of the night honors going to Joe Trevino vs Jacob Silva.

Check out the recap and pics at here. To see ALL of our coverage of the event, go here.

Houston Muay Thai Council

The unofficially named Houston Muay Thai Council had its first meeting on Sunday. The turnout was excellent with fighters, coaches and interested parties from all over Houston (22 in all). Look out for an update in the coming week.

Strikeforce Challengers: Prater back on Form

Carlo Prater gave the performance of the night at Strikeforce Challengers, and looked back to his old form, finishing the fight in a blink of an eye. Lee Higgins showed superb defensive jiu-jitsu against Ryan Couture who eventually managed to submit him in the third round. The betting sites had lee as a huge underdog, and by no means did he give Couture an easy fight.

IXFA 6- February 26th

Saturday night will see Houston hosting IXFA 6 at the Verizon Wireless Theatre. The card is stacked with great potential and we are expecting some excellent fights. For the most complete coverage anywhere, go HERE.

Want to read interviews with some of the guys on the card. No problem, check out the list of fighters that we have interviewed:

Alex Black
Andrew Craig
Derrick Lewis
Ike Villanueva
Jason Sullivan
Jeremy Morris
Jordan Clissold
Lex Pappas
Marc Ramirez
Pat Bierschwale
Shawn Machado
Tony Orozco

Gracie Barra Westchase Grand Opening

Gracie Barra Westchase hosted it’s grand opening, with 70 practitioners taking to the mat. Click here for photos and a recap of the event.

Roger Gracie invites You To Train

In a recent telephone conversation with Roger, TCD discussed the upcoming Gracie Adventure.  Roger extended an invitation to all jiu- jitsu practitioners to attend the Gracie Adventure in Costa Rica in March. With six of the Gracie’s teaching there, it is sure to be a great experience.

Some of my family and I will be in Costa Rica teaching on the Gracie Adventure in March. It will be me, Rilion, Rolles, Igor, Kyra and Gregor; it will be a great experience. We invite everyone to come, fantastic jiu jitsu in paradise. People can find out more from the website, I’m looking forward to it, plus I’ll be training for Strikeforce, so it will be part of my preparation,” Roger Gracie told

As noted, Houston’s latest addition to its BJJ family, Rilion Gracie is due to be teaching at the camp. News

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(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

February 26th IXFA 6, UFC 127
March 4thCage Combat 2
March 5th
– ATAMA Open Austin

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