News and Notes: January 28 Edition


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Written by: Lance Edwards

Houston MMA News & Notes

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Legacy Full Steam Ahead

January 29th is the date of the next exciting Legacy event. was in the house at the weigh-ins to stream the whole thing live (and of course take pictures of the face-offs.) You can catch a replay of the weigh ins on the live stream page.

The big shocker involved David McClung who was scheduled to fight Alex Morono but was admitted to the emergency room after becoming ill because of the weight cut. After finding out that Morono was looking for an opponent on our Facebook, Mark Garcia called Mick and the fight was made. This was the second consecutive Legacy show where Garcia stepped up on 24 hours notice to take the fight.

The disappointment of the weigh ins was that Houston’s own Jennifer Scott will not be fighting.  Her opponent did not get her paperwork in on time so that fight is off.

For complete coverage of Legacy Fighting Championship on January 29th, check out the Legacy FC section of To follow the fights live online, bookmark our Live Coverage Page or follow us on Twitter.

Chad Cook out of IXFA, Replaced by Pappas

Due to injury (dislocated rib), Chad Cook is unable to fight his scheduled bout at IXFA against Ike Villanueva.  Houston Gold Team’s Lex Pappas has stepped into Cook’s spot on IXFA’s February 26th fight card.

Prater/Larson Join Strikeforce Challengers 14

Last week TCD was excited to bring you news of Lee Higgins appearing on the Strikeforce Challengers card, and this week we were just as excited to bring news of Paradigm’s Carlo Prater (as well as Houston Native and now Austin fighter Ryan Larson) also making the card. Great news for the Houston scene! News

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Legacy Ticket Winner announced

Congratulations to Alyssa Benavides for winning 2 tickets to the Legacy FC event on January 29.  The trivia contest was available exclusively to our mailing list subscribers only.

Houston MMA Statistics

Our very own Barry Laminack took the time to review statistics over the past year related to the Houston scene. These included such information as number of seminars, number of promotions and the like. Check the article for the complete breakdown.

2011 Site Survey

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(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

January 29th – Legacy Fighting Championship, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreau seminar- Urban Jungle, Strikeforce

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