News and Notes: October 13th 2010 Edition


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Houston Goes 4-1, Black wins title in Louisiana

Several Houston area fighters including Alex Black and Gerzan Chow made the trip out to Houma, La to compete at at Caged Combat 7.  Black’s fight was for the 145 lb title.  Black won via flying arm bar early in the second round.  Video of the fight can be seen on his site, here.

Other results (Houston fighters in bold)

Garzam Chow def Blake Dufour via Submission (1:40 Rd 2)
Alex Black def Bryan Billiot via Submission (1:27 Rd 2) for the 145lb title
Chris Verdin def Nick Woodard via Submission (2:32 Rd 1)
Manny Lozoya def Timothy Dupre via TKO/RSC (2:47 Rd 2)
Eric Speiss def Billy Fredricks via Submission (1:10 Rd 1)
results courtesy of

Battle of H-Town Winners

The Battle of H-town results are finally in!


Ryan Sosa defeated Jorge Estrada, via points
Mark Peltier defeated Jarrod Clontz, via points

Instructor Superfight Series

Darrin Lillian defeated Josh Hill,via points
Jeff Messina defeated Alvis Solis, via armbar

Overall Team Winners

1st- Solis Martial Arts Academy – 180 points
2nd – Team Tooke – 171 points
3rd – Paul Thomas Jiu Jitsu – 71 points
4th – Westside MMA – 67 points
5th – Team Revolution – 63 points

Full tournament results can be found here.

Lonestar Beatdown College Station Results

USACA took it back to it’s roots as it held a mixed Muay Thai and MMA card at Hurricane Harry’s in College Station, Texas on October 8th.

Complete Results:

Levi West def Nethanell Mongonia via Decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30)
Trent Draper def Taylor Camacho via Submission (2:05 Rd 1)
Doug Ferimer def Esau Rangel via KO (1:52 Rd 1)
Mike Eaglin and Ryan Rivera – No Decision – Called at :28 in Rd 1 due to accidental knee to head
Joey Stubler def Mike Jackson via TKO Ref Stoppage (2:41 Rd 1)
Ryan Durand def Christopher Zeglin via TKO (1:26 Rd 1)
Jose Pacheco def David Hansen via Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Corey Allmand def John Clough via Submission (1:51 Rd 1)

Martinez Drops A Tough One

Houston’s own Alex “Baby Boom” Martinez lost a tough battle at Texas Rage in the Cage 9 on October 2nd in Harlingen, TX.  The loss moves Martinez’s record to 1-2.  Baby Boom looks to bounce back when he squares off against Martin Garcia at Cage Combat 1 in Humble on Dec. 2nd.  The fight will be a rematch as the two first fought back in Sept. 2009. Martinez bested Garcia in that fight, winning a split decision.


Houston MMA Fights Breast Cancer

The Houston MMA community came together and as a group raised $1445 for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure event.  Along with raising money, the MMA scene also joined together to run in the Race for the Cure.  Check out a video recap of the event here.


No rumors at this time


October 14 – Puro Combate 2
October 16 – ATAMA Open
October 16 – IXFA

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