News and Notes: July 13th 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.


Houston Grand Prix Jiu Jitsu Results

Tony Tipton from Genesis BJJ won the Brown/Black Grand Prix Tournament at the 2010
Houston Grand Prix Jiu Jitsu Championship beating out Eduardo from Elite MMA

Pat Bierschwale, Terrance Ferguson, John Malbrough, Andrew Craig, and Humberto
Deleon were just a few of the local MMA stars that competed at this weekend’s Houston
Grand Prix Jiu Jitsu Championships held at Summer Creek High School. With over 400
competitors Elbert and his crew once again put on a top notch show.

Bronzoulis out after Shark Fights DQ.

Mike Bronzoulis has been told by TDLR that he will be unable to participate at Legacy FC on July 31.  We’re told that Bronzoulis was kneed in the head by his opponent, Anselmo Martinez, while on the ground, knocking him unconscious. Bronzoulis won via Disqualification, but was told by TDLR that he will have to miss the next 60 days.

Updated July 31 Legacy Card

155 – Todd Moore (Gracie Barra The Woodlands) vs. Brian Melancon (Paradigm)
145 – Ray Trujillo vs. Daniel Pineda (4oz Fight Club)
170 – JR Fuller vs. Jonathon Harris (Submission Boxing)
185 – Chris Spicer vs. Bubba Bush
170 – Jeff Rexroad (Paradigm) vs. Craig Gardner (Westside MMA)
205 – Artenas Young (Hoger MMA) vs. Ike Villanueva (Rocky Long MMA)
170 – Patrick Hutton (RSKA) vs. Justin Murray (BushiBan)
135 – Steve Garcia (4oz Fight Club) vs. Warren Stewart
170 – Ricardo Talavera (Elite MMA Houston) vs. Larry Hopkins (Silverback MMA)
HVY – Taylor Hebert vs. Larry Crowe (Silverback MMA)
170 – Jordan Rivas (Elite Baytown) vs. Ruben Melendez (Silverback MMA)


Couto Seminar
Master Black Belt Octavio “Ratino” Couto coach of StrikeForce HeavyWeight Fabricio
Werdum the first man to submit Fedor will be in Houston Sunday the 18th for a seminar
at Sugarland MMA. Check out for more info.


Rumor has it that…

  • …Rocky Long could be facing off against Draculino at the Aug 21 StikeForce Houston show.

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