News and Notes: March 20th Edition


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Written by: Lance Edwards

Houston MMA News & Notes

(The latest info about the Houston MMA scene)

Fans to Pick Frank’s Next Opp.

As originally reoprted on The Mount on 1560am and in a press release issued today, Legacy Fighting Championship has announced that they are allowing fans to get involved in the action by allowing them to help decide the next opponent for controversial MMA fighter Jason Frank. Frank has agreed to allow the fans to vote on the opponent that they would like to see him fight. The final five will be decided Legacy matchmaker Collin Cantrell. You can read the full story (including the original press release) and leave comments and thoughts here.

Cage Combat 3 Card Released

Garcia Promotions has release a preliminary card for Cage Combat 3.

1. G. Moreira (3-0) (Team Tooke) vs. Santos Rosales (4-0) (Full contact fight academy / paragon) 170 Title fight
2. Hossan Walker (Hoger mma/One 2 One) Vs. TBA 155 title
3. Andrew Musquiz (Team Tooke) vs. John Wible SBA) 155
4. Ryan Durand (4oz) vs.  Cody Harell (Silverback) 155
5. Carlos Jimenez (4oz) vs. Rodrigo Rodriguez (Austin Muay Thai) 135
6. Luis Ibarra (Paradigm) vs. Ignacio Martinez (silverback) 145
7. Chris Lopez (Team Tooke) vs. Ryan Rivera (Bailout) 155
8. Austin Franks (GB) vs. James Gonzales (Silverback) 155
9. Justin Castillo (Team Tooke) vs. Eric Thompson (Silverback) 185
10. John Haydon (Kingwood mma) vs. Ricardo Perez (SBA) 170
11. Daniel Snyder vs. Randy Mcculough (Bailout) 135
12. Ian Hanes (Kingwood) vs. Nick Woodard (Bushi Ban) 150
13. Will Papp (Kingwood) vs. Brett Landriault (Bailout) 155
14. Chris Rucker (Paradigm) vs. Rocky Roccio (4oz) 155
15. Charley Witbeck (4oz) vs. TBA 185
16. Justin Brooks (Austin Muay Thai) vs. TBA 145
17. Martin Garcia vs TBA 125

Date/Card pending TDLR approval.

Houston Fighters Trying out for T.U.F

Several Houston area fighters are making the trip out to New Jersey to try out for The Ultimate Fighter 14. We held a roll call in our forums and some of the names mentioned included Lee Higgins, Daniel Pineda, Steve Garcia, Tim Snyder and Rey Trujillo. GOOD LUCK GUYS!

June Legacy Muay Thai Postponed

Mick Maynard announced on our forum that, in order to avoid any scheduling conflicts, Legacy has decided to postpone its House of Blues Muay Thai/ MMA show.

BJJ Referee Course

Zebra Tournament Systems of Texas is holding another a referee certification course, schedule to take place on April 3rd at 2pm at LX Jiu Jitsu 2595 Cordes Drive Sugar Land, TX 77479. The course will be taught by Prof. Leonardo Xavier. News

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Join TCD for MMA Night With the Houston Aeros

The Houston Aeros are having an MMA night on March 27 and is going to be in the house to help promote our great sport and scene to the masses.  You can join AND SIT WITH if you’d like. Simply go HERE and grab some tickets. Hurry, we only get so many so get yours before they are all gone!


(Get the scoop on the latest Juicy gossip from around Houston MMA)

  • Rumor has is Jason David Frank has joined the Silverback Team.


(Events upcoming over the next 7 days)

March 26th – UFC Fight Night 24, Ragan High School Kids and Teens BJJ Tourney
March 27th – Houston Aeros MMA Night

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