Element Fighting Championship 1 “The Rise” Plano, TX

 

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EFC “The Rise”
Plano Convention Center
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
January 14th, 2011 7:00PM
More Info: ElementMMA.com

OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD
MAIN EVENT: Joshua Lee vs Marcus Hicks
Francisco Barragan vs Warren Stewart
Faez Miraki vs Van Vo
Daniel Miller vs Michael Saunders
Brandon Farran vs Jarret Jones
Clinton Roberts vs Hayward Charles
Rodney McFarland vs Jason House
Jeremy Myers vs Randy Villarreal
Drew Pendleton vs Alden Herbert
Dale Mitchell vs James Hall

Official Line-up for Legacy Fighting Championship 9

PRESS RELEASE: Houston, TX. November 22, 2011

Legacy Fighting Championships 9
Watch Legacy FC 9 Live on HDNet December 16th!

Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Legacy Fighting Championship, returns to the Houston Arena Theater on December 16 with Legacy Fighting Championship 9. The stacked fight card includes a main event welterweight title bout between Strikeforce veteran’s Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis and Jorge “Macaco” Patino and a co-main pitting England’s Paul Kelly against Houston Police Officer and Legacy FC veteran Jeff Rexroad. With 11 fights scheduled, there will be no shortage of action for fight fans in attendance or those watching live on HDNet.

According to Legacy Promoter Mick Maynard, “We are very excited about the December 16th line-up. It is one of our most compelling cards to date. The Bronzoulis vs. Patino title bout definitely has fight of the night potential as does the Co-main event battle between Kelly and Rexroad.  The card also features a very significant pro debut fight. Frost Murphy will not only be fighting for the first time on the pro level, he will be fighting to save a life.”

Maynard went on to say, “Murphy is donating 100% of his fight purse to Heartgift.org, a charity that funds life-saving heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease. Legacy has joined the cause as well. We will be selling T-shirts on our website (starting in December) to raise money for the charity. Fans can also text the keyword GIFT to 80077 to make a $10 donation.”

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the December 16 event is already 80% sold out! MMA fans will not want to miss this exciting night of fights!

*Official Legacy FC 9 Fight Card:

Jorge Patino vs. Mike Bronzoulis
Jeff Rexroad vs. Paul Kelly
Gilbert “Pitbull” Jiminez vs. Daniel Pineda
Jonathan Harris vs. Antonio Flores
Cody Williams vs. Steve Garcia
Patrick Hutton vs. Noel Ligon
Jeremy Morris vs. Justin Murray
Frost Murphy vs. Cris Rucker
Randy Hauer vs. Jesus Rivera
Rakim Cleveland vs. Derrick Lewis
Jeremy Mahon vs. David Armas
*Card subject to change

Legacy Fighting Championship has quickly become the “must see” MMA show in Houston.  The popular promotion has built a solid stable of notable fighters and they continue to expand their roster. Recent signings include UFC Vet Paul Kelly, featherweight champion Daniel Pineda, up-and-comer Freddy Assuncao, and “Ultimate Fighter 14” top bantamweight prospect Carson Beebe.

Legacy Fighting Championships 9 takes place on Friday, December 16 at the Houston Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas.  Doors open at 6:30pm CT. Fights begin at 7:30pm CT. Fight fans can purchase tickets at www.legacyfights.tv. The main card will air live on HDNet at 9:00pm CT.

About Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC):
Legacy Fighting Championship has promoted professional and amateur MMA events since 2005. Throughout its history, the emphasis has always been maintaining the commitment to provide only the highest-quality mixed martial arts competition for fighters and viewers alike. Legacy’s continued goal is to maintain that quality while evolving and growing organically with the sport of MMA. Fight fans across the nation can watch Legacy Fighting Championship events live on HDNet.  For more information, please visit www.legacyfights.tv.
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Darrill Schoonover is out of Shark Fights 21 main event against former WWE Bobby Lashley

Shark Fights- Boobby Lashley vs Darrill Schoonover "Schoonover Out!

According to MMA Junkie Darrill Schoonover is out of Shark Fights 21 main event! Who’s gonna rep Texas and fill this main event slot??

Darrill Schoonover out at Shark Fights 21, Bobby Lashley awaits new opponent
A shoulder injury has forced Shark Fights heavyweight champ Darrill Schoonover (11-5) to withdraw from a fight with Bobby Lashley (6-1) in the headliner of Shark Fights 21.

Sources close to the event today broke the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said the search for a replacement is underway. Additionally, a source said the headliner is expected to remain a title fight, though details on the bout’s status could not be confirmed.

Shark Fights 21 takes place Nov. 11 at Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas. The event airs via delay on FUEL TV on Dec. 23.

Lashley, who recently signed a three-fight deal with Shark Fights, hasn’t fought since a decision victory over John Ott at Titan Fighting Championships 17 in March. The victory followed his first and only career loss: a second-round TKO (via retirement) to Chad Griggs at “Strikeforce: Houston.”

Schoonover, who’s perhaps best known as a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” recently snapped a five-fight losing skid with a first-round TKO victory over Adam Padilla at a regional show in Texas. All 11 of wins have come via stoppage (six via knockout and five via submission).

A replacement is expected to be announced shortly. Check back with MMAjunkie.com for updates as they become available.

Source MMA Junkie

“BEATDOWN” Main Event “Billy Buch vs Jason Villarreal”

Kickass “BEATDOWN” Main Event “Billy Buch vs Jason Villarreal.” Billy dominated his opponent throughout the fight. The ref stopped the fight due to a cut that developed from elbow blows (2:28).

Cageside video by:: Chris Lopez Jr.

“BEATDOWN” Kickass Productions
April 22, 2011
New Braunfels Civic Center

Shark Fights 7 Official Fight Results

Shark Fights 7 pics TREVOR PRANGLEY

Main Event, Light Heavyweight (Championship Bout)
Trevor Prangley defeated Marcus Sursa 4:40 into the 1st round via rear naked choke

Co-Main Event, Welterweight
Liam McCarty defeated Tony Castillo 2:03 into the 2nd round via triangle choke

Middleweight
Kyle Bracey defeated Steven Ray 2:02 into the 2nd round via north south choke

128 Catchweight
Brandi Hainey defeated Yadira Anzaldua 1:03 into the 2nd round via guillotine choke

Featherweight
Jared Lopez defeated Tyler Dodson 46 seconds into the 1st round via KO

Heavyweight
Josh Luna defeated Chase Watson 1:27 into the 1st round via referee stoppage (strikes)

190 Catchweight
Eric Rodriguez defeated Joshua Milward 1:07 into the 1st round via rear naked choke

Lightweight
Luis Luna defeated Severo Padilla 58 seconds into the 1st round via KO

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About Shark Fight Promotions:

Shark Fight Promotions, based out of Amarillo Texas, is an up and coming Fight Promotion Company dedicated to driving the growth of mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA events and by effectively showcasing MMA fighters. The organization takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first; therefore they strive to make each Shark Fight event more exciting than the last. Executives within the organization are committed to producing impressive fight cards with extremely competitive matchups. They are also very passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. Shark Fight Promotions stays very involved in charity causes by partnering with, and contributing to, non-profit organizations in each city that hosts a Shark Fight Promotions event.

Strikeforce: The Aftermath

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko left the sold out Sears Centre and the many watching on primetime network television believers in the legend that is Fedor. With a singular punch that ignited the crowd and sent Brett Rogers crumbling to the mat, Fedor cemented his status as the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Brett Rogers was noticeably nervous in the ring but landed the first significant punch of the fight, a straight jab that bloodied the nose of the Russian. Fedor never panicked. He was taken to the ground and punched multiple times to the head. He remained expressionless. The stoic fighter took Brett Rogers’ best shot and never blinked. Was the fight a defining performance for Emelianenko or was he exposed a bit by the bigger striker?

I left the fight impressed with his skill set, power and resolve but now there is no doubt he is capable of being defeated. Brett Rogers seemed a bit rattled but may have exposed some of Emelianenko’s weaknesses. Rogers landed straight, stiff jabs, like the one which cut the nose of Emelianenko, all night. Fedor comes at you in bursts and lands quick, looping punches. A good boxer can beat him to the shot with a good, straight punch, much like Rogers’ first strike. In geometry, you learn the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. If you can be disciplined and throw straight punches, it may also be the shortest distance between victory and defeat.

Fedor is not physically imposing and Brett Rogers seemed to be able to get up off his back at will. Emilianenko’s jiu-jitsu and submission skills may be offset by a good wrestler may be able to control where the fight goes and impose his will on Fedor. Even with Fedor TKOhis outstanding, multifaceted game, a fighter who is controlling the cage will feel more comfortable and confident than the one continually making adjustments. Wrestlers who are able control the action dominate the MMA landscape and a great wrestler with size would give Fedor fits.

It ‘s sad to realize Fedor is wasting time with inferior talent and an inferior promotion. We could have seen Fedor/Lesnar or Fedor/Couture headline a dream fight card, instead we saw Fedor fight an average heavyweight, again. A move to UFC would have put all debate to an end and likely the end of The Last Emperor.

Photos courtesy of Sherdog.